Achieving an acid-base balance is a major element of Modern Mayr cuisine at the Park Igls Mayr clinic in Tyrol. Every food has an acidic or base effect, and the balance between them can be controlled by dietary means. Vegetables play a tremendously important role, particularly anything that grows below the soil because these are especially alkaline. Similarly, many vegetables, fungi and fruits, including citrus fruits – eaten in moderation and never in the evening – as well as fresh culinary and wild herbs, herbal infusions, milk and dairy products have an anti-acidic effect. An appropriate and balanced selection of green vegetables and mint makes for the ideal summer stir fry.