The balance of acids and bases is a natural control mechanism of the human body. pH is an indication of the presence of acidity or alkalinity in a liquid. Life, longevity, and well-being depend on the equilibrium maintained by the body’s regulation of acids and bases. It allows our vital metabolic processes in the blood to be stabilized between the optimal pH values of 7.35 and 7.45.
The body’s own processes and buffer system maintain this constant value in the blood, but this can also lead to an increase in acidity in lymph and connective tissues.
Causes of an increase in acidity:
- Malnutrition: excessive meat, milk products, sugar, and refined flours
- Processed foods, preservatives, artificial colorings and flavors
- High consumption of alcohol and coffee
- Sugary drinks
- Insufficient exercise