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pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14—the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution.
When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7 which is neutral. A healthy pH of 7.4 - 7.5 is desirable. When healthy, the pH of blood is 7.4, the pH of spinal fluid is 7.4, and the pH of saliva is 7.4. The pH of saliva parallels the extra cellular fluid... pH test of saliva represents the most consistent and most definitive physical sign of the ionic calcium deficiency syndrome. It is scientifically documented that up to 150 diseases are related to calcium deficiency.
It is important to understand that we are not talking about stomach acid or the pH of the stomach. We are talking about the pH of the body's fluids and tissues which is an entirely different matter.
Alkaline and Acid Forming Foods
The body needs both types of foods. However alkaline forming food should predominate over acid forming ones. Everyone is different, but for most, the ideal diet is 75 percent alkalizing and 25 percent acidifying foods by volume.
Acid forming foods meat, sugars, eggs and dairy and most grains, white flour and carbonated beverages are acid forming. Drugs are acid forming. Artificial chemical sweetener's like NutraSweet, Equal, or Aspartame, are extremely acid-forming.
Over acidity, which can become a dangerous condition that weakens all body systems, is very common today. It gives rise to an internal environment conducive to disease, as opposed to a pH-balanced environment which allows normal body function necessary for the body to resist disease. A healthy body maintains adequate alkaline reserves (Electrolytes) to meet emergency demands. When excess acids must be neutralized our alkaline reserves are depleted leaving the body in a weakened condition.
This condition forces the body to borrow the (Electrolyte) minerals-including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium-from vital organs and bones to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage due to high acidity, a condition that may go undetected for years.
Acid forming foods rob your body of critical electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium). These nutrients are critical for neutralizing acids. Only fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline producing to help your body maintain a healthy pH balance.
Studies have consistently shown that heavy consumers of soft drinks (with or without sugar) lose huge amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals into their urine. The more mineral loss, the greater the risk for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and a long list of degenerative diseases.
Don't Be Fooled
The foods we eat are digested and they break down into either an acid or an alkaline end-product in our tissues. This end-product is called the "ash" and is what remains in the body after the food has been broken down. Foods that produce an alkaline ash are called "alkaline forming food" whereas those producing acid ash are called "acid-forming" foods.
Important. A food's acid or alkaline-forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. For example: Though lemons, limes, and grapefruits are chemically acid, tests show that when they are metabolized in the body they actually have an alkalizing effect and are very beneficial. They have very little sugar. And they contain an abundance of oxygen. Lemons are said to be the richest source of minerals and vitamins of any food or foods known to man.
Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion but it leaves very acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid-forming.
Acid forming foods such as (meats, eggs, diary, white sugar and white flour, carbonated beverages and artificial chemical sweetener's like NutraSweet, Equal, or Aspartame) should be limited. Of course, you would do better with the least amount of meat and no milk products as they are very productive of mucus and hinder digestion and absorption of nutrients.
The internal balance of your pH is very important, unfortunately few medical practitioners in western medicine are aware of the major role it plays in causing diseases.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are alkaline forming in the body and contain many electrolyte minerals that help to maintain a healthy pH balance of 7.4 and a reserve of critical electrolytes.
Alkalizing the body fluids (raising pH) is one of the single most important health regeneration benefits available as disease causing microforms (fungi, bacteria, virus etc.) cannot survive in an alkaline oxygenated environment.
Alkaline Forming Foods
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Banana (high glycemic)
Whey Protein Powder
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Fruit Juice
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Acid Forming foods
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Flour
BEANS & LEGUMES
|Most Alkaline||Alkaline||Lowest Alkaline||FOOD CATEGORY||Lowest Acid||Acid||Most Acid|
|Raw Honey, Raw Sugar||SWEETENERS||Processed Honey, Molasses||White Sugar, Brown Sugar||NutraSweet, Equal, Aspartame, Sweet 'N Low|
|Lemons, Watermelon, Limes, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Papayas||Dates, Figs, Melons, Grapes, Papaya, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears, Raisins||Oranges, Bananas, Cherries, Pineapple, Peaches, Avocados||FRUITS||Plums, Processed Fruit Juices||Sour Cherries, Rhubarb||Blueberries, Cranberries, Prunes|
|Asparagus, Onions, Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Garlic||Okra, Squash, Green Beans, Beets, Celery, Lettuce, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Carob||Carrots, Tomatoes, Fresh Corn, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Peas, Potato Skins, Olives, Soybeans, Tofu||BEANS VEGETABLES LEGUMES||Cooked Spinach, Kidney Beans, String Beans||Potatoes (without skins), Pinto Beans, Navy Beans, Lima Beans||Chocolate|
|Almonds||Chestnuts||NUTS SEEDS||Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds||Pecans, Cashews||Peanuts, Walnuts|
|Flax Seed Oil||Canola Oil||OILS||Corn Oil|
|Amaranth, Millet, Wild Rice, Quinoa||GRAINS CEREALS||Sprouted Wheat Bread, Spelt, Brown Rice||White Rice, Corn, Buckwheat, Oats, Rye||Wheat, White Flour, Pastries, Pasta|
|MEATS||Venison, Cold Water Fish||Turkey, Chicken, Lamb||Beef, Pork, Shellfish|
|Breast Milk||Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Goat Milk, Goat Cheese, Whey||EGGS DAIRY||Eggs, Butter, Yogurt, Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese||Raw Milk||Cheese, Homogenized Milk, Ice Cream|
|Herb Teas, Lemon Water||Green Tea||Ginger Tea||BEVERAGES||Tea||Coffee||Beer, Soft Drinks|
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