The pH of Foods You Consume and Acidosis

The pH of foods is very important to your health and is something that many people don't understand. Your body strives hard to be alkaline, yet most folks consume mostly highly acid food.

Too much acid in your body can cause acute medical problems that seem to happen out of nowhere. Foods are categorized according to pH (Potential of Hydrogen) levels and listed as either acid or alkaline. Alkaline substances are soluble salts and acid substances are corrosive agents.

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Looks tasty right? Sadly, this is exactly the kind of food that gets us in trouble in the first place.

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A properly balanced diet should contain 80 percent alkaline foods and 20 percent acid foods however, for most people the numbers are in reverse: 20 percent alkaline and 80 percent acid.

Over 150 or more degenerative diseases may be caused by a condition called acidosis. It can be defined as: 'an abnormal increase in the acidity of the body's fluids, caused either by an accumulation of acids or by a depletion of bicarbonates' and also 'an abnormal condition of reduced alkalinity of the blood and tissues that is marked by sickly sweet breath, headache, nausea and vomiting, and visual disturbances and is usually a result of excessive acid production.'

Another moot point is that parasites, viruses, bacteria, and disease cannot live in an alkaline body. The pH of foods you consume is extremely important for this very reason. Everything that you put into your body has an effect on your health. That’s the main reason you should understand the pH of foods you consume.

The typical fast food diet is largely composed of acid-forming foods (proteins, cereals, sugars). Alkaline foods, such as veggies and fruits, are eaten in much smaller quantities. Stimulants like tobacco, coffee, tea, and alcohol are also extremely acidifying but also consumed in large amounts. Stress and physical activity (both too much or too little) also cause a high rate of acidosis.

Foods that have no additives are typically alkaline forming foods. They are whole foods or fresh foods that are unfortunately not prevalent in today's diet. Processed foods however, are mainly acidic to your body. To maintain proper pH and maintain health, it's imperative that you consume at least 60% alkaline forming foods in your diet. Daily food intakes should include plenty of fresh fruits and veggies to help balance acid forming foods, like proteins.

Your body's pH

Water is the most abundant compound in the human body. The human body is composed of 70 percent water.

Although that’s an abundance of water, your body contains a wide range of other solutions, which may be more or less acid. pH (potential of Hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity in a solution. It’s the ratio between positively charged ions (acid-forming) and negatively charged ions. (alkaline-forming)

The pH of any solution is the measure of its hydrogen-ion concentration. The higher the pH level, the more alkaline and oxygen-rich the fluid is. The lower the pH level, the more acidic and oxygen deprived the fluid is. The pH range is from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being neutral. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline, anything below 7.0 is considered acidic.

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Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline (7.35 - 7.45). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease maybe present. If blood pH moves below 6.8 or above 7.8, cells stop functioning and the body dies. The body therefore continually strives to balance pH. When this balance is compromised, many health issues ensue.

Keeping a proper pH in your digestive tract is also preferable. It will help reduce acid reflux and reduce your chances of developing other digestive issues.

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The pH of foods you consume regularly is extremely important to understand if you want to thrive and be vital in life. The more acid foods you consume, the higher your incidence of chronic disease.

Soothing alkaline foods are so much healthier and are much more inexpensive to buy anyway. Next time you go grocery shopping, check out the amount of additives you see in the foods you regularly buy. The more preservatives and additives you find, the more acid the food is to your body. Veggies and fruits are naturally healthy and supply your body with the alkalinity it needs to thrive.

One of the easiest ways to lower your pH is to use a pH bomb regularly. Here's the recipe:

pH Bomb - Kelmum Protocol

This unique mixture is used to bring up your body's pH to a more alkaline state. It's super easy to fix and doesn't taste as bad as you might think! It also keeps forever at room temperature so none will get wasted.

The pH bomb is a combination of pure, 100% Grade A or B maple syrup. The use of baking soda and was first reported on the Cancer Tutor site. When you combine the ingredients and heat them briefly, they bind. The maple syrup swiftly seeks out any cancer cells (which consume 15 times more glucose than normal cells). Since the baking soda is attached to the maple syrup, the cell also gets a healthy dose of it too. The high alkalinity of the two forces a rapid shift in pH killing any 'BAD' or cancerous cells.

This formula is 1:3 mix.

  • Mix 1 part baking soda with 3 parts (pure, 100%) maple syrup in a small saucepan on medium-low heat.

  • Stir briskly and heat the mixture for 5 minutes. Cool thoroughly.

    Take one teaspoon daily (suggested by Cancer Tutor) but there's really no reason not to take more than one dose.

    Resource: What?? Baking Soda and Maple Syrup??

    There is also another version of the Kelmum protocol, which is a little more involved. It uses molasses instead of maple sugar. It also includes information on alkalizing baths you can take too! The .pdf was sent to me by a friend, who said I was free to share it!

    Get your free copy here:

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    Think about the pH of foods you stuff into your face before you consume them. You'll live longer by simply including more healthy, low alkaline foods in your daily diet!

    Check out the The Acid Alkaline Food Chart!

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