The acid-alkaline balance of the body is a crucial consideration in health. Illness usually develops in an unhealthy overly acidic body. There are many factors that can contribute to acidity.
Toxins usually are acidic with an extra positively charged proton. Unstable protons are free radical ions seeking a mate. Antioxidants provide electrons that can stabilize free radical toxins.
Poor digestion is often a source of an imbalance in pH. Each food item has a certain ideal acid-alkaline balance in the stomach and specific enzymes for its proper digestion. Eating anything anytime complicates the process.
Stress and anxiety create acid body fluids. The waste byproducts of many of the foods that are commonly eaten are acidic.
Various means are used to become more alkaline. Relaxing, detoxifying and choosing alkaline forming foods and minerals will help improve the body’s pH. Most fruits, vegetables and herbs are alkaline-forming as an end result of metabolism, as are better forms of calcium and other mineral supplements. Meats, dairy, wheat and most other grains are acidifying. So are coffee, soda pop, beer, wine and sugar.
Most of the chemicals added to public water are acidic and positively charged. If one uses reverse osmosis to purify the water, this process lowers the pH of the water even more. It is important to re-mineralize RO water.