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2. Dairy

Cow's milk contains both calcium and phosphorus, which promote optimal health when ingested in a ratio of 2.5 to 1. Cow's milk contains a ratio of 1.27 to 1. Too much phosphorus prevents the absorption of calcium by the small intestine, and the acidifying effects of milk require calcium to be taken from the reserves in the blood to prevent the blood from becoming too acidic. Dairy products should be consumed in moderation or balanced out with alkaline foods.

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