MOST people's body's are very acidic from western diets. Bodybuilders diets are especially acid in general from the large amounts of protein, acid forming carb choices and limited alkaline fruit/veggie intake. Also, the type of water you drink is essential for helping to regulate acidity. I, unlike many coaches/consultants focus on pH balance, inflammatory balance and digestion with my clients and the results speak for themselves. You want to choose foods that lead to a balance of acid and alkaline for the day. Choose distilled water or de-ionized water over spring water or reverse osmosis water (both very acidic, spring water -depending on the source).
eat your green leafy vegetables as they are very alkaline. Spinach is my favorite for this. Sweet potatoes instead of brown rice or oats is much better for managing pH. Simply choosing any potato over a grain will help with acid/alkaline balance. These vegetables/tubers (potatoes) contain alkaline minerals like calcium and magnesium that grains lack. Grains force your body to recruit its own minerals (from bone for instance) to try and re-generate an pH balanced environment. This over time can lead to many negative effects!