We tend to consume foods that are over acidic. In turn, our systems become acidic. Harmful micro organisms flourish in an acidic environment making us prone to various diseases. Over acidity corrodes body tissues and eat our veins and arteries. If left unchecked, it can affect the normal functioning of our body cells, affect our heart beats and normal brain functions. A healthy alkaline balance in our body is needed to keep us fit and disease free in the long term.