A proper pH balance is important for continued health and well-being. Improper pH balance can wreak havoc on breathing and metabolic processes and even lead to tooth decay and demineralization! A incorrect pH balance can lead to a unstable body that will be more prone to diseases like osteoporosis, arthritis, skin disorders.
Some of the conditions of a acidic body are.
The human cells are designed to live in an slightly alkaline enviroment, and produces acid as they function. Acid must be either neutralized or eliminated. Acid produced by cells is "natural", and self-made acid is easily eliminated through the lungs, the urine, and feces. Acid from foods is handled quite differently and is eliminated by the kidneys.
If the body is too acidic and there is not enough buffering capabilities the body will leach important buffering minerals from the bones and other organs. Your first line of defense against the damaging effects of dietary acid ash is your akaline reserves. If the dietary acid ash is not neutralized your body will become so toxic that it will not be able to function.
The problem with eating mostly acid ash foods is that your cells have to deal with the acid that is produced and has to work harder to neutralize the acid. With your kidneys working harder to neutralize the acid in the food they have less time to do the function they are supposed to do, cleansing the blood and removing toxins from the body. This can cause toxins to build up in the body and lead to more disease in the future.
The alkaline buffers consists of the folowing minerals: magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium. Many of these minerals are found abundantly in fruits and vegetables. According to Dr. M. Ted Morter Jr. M.A. Your Health Your Choice your ideal diet should consist of than 75 % fruits and vegetables with 30% of that being raw foods. The other 25% of your diet should consist of grains, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish.
What you eat is the fuel for your body, give it high performance foods.
Below is a chart of the varying pH zones. This chart corresponds with pH testing strips from pH Ion available from VirtuVites.
VirtuVites Ultra Minerals, SuperZymes and Greens Today Origional formula are great products to help balance your bodies pH.