Though it may not be something you've thought of, having a balanced body pH is essential for protecting your overall health and keeping your immune system in check.

According to many experts, disease cannot thrive in a body with the correct acid/alkaline balance – and diet plays a huge role in maintaining optimum pH.

There are also various supplements you can take if you're worried your pH is unbalanced, and ways you can measure and monitor your pH and the effectiveness of any changes you are making to improve it (more on this later).

Read on to find out more.