Most people today have excess acid waste in the body. This is a significant burden in the body. The researchers suggest that the acid-base balance in the diet is essential for health. The circulatory system must have a pH of 7.365. If this value is changed only by 0.1, in any direction, can cause serious health problems. Fortunately, the body has an incredibly efficient system to control the pH value.
The innate system of protection includes the elimination of excess acidic or basic by-products through the lungs (breathing), skin, saliva and urine. The most common problem with balancing the pH value in the world today is the elimination of acid products of metabolism. Too much acid is caused by several things: lack of oxygen, poor nutrition, toxins from the environment, inflammation at the level of cells and waste products of metabolism.
The problem of chronic acidity
When the body has a chronic excess acidity, the normal mechanisms of elimination becomes overloaded, so the body must begin to take alkaline (basic) minerals from the tissues to neutralize the acidity. As a result, alkaline minerals are taken from:
Bones and teeth (calcium)
Muscles and nerves (potassium)
Some studies have shown the following: if someone consumes large amounts of fruits and vegetables (which contain a lot of alkalising substances), it can significantly affect on the process of rebuilding the bone and the removal of calcium. During digestion of fresh fruit and vegetables the body produces bicarbonate. Citrus fruits (especially citrus), green leafy vegetables and some herbs have the most alkaline elements.
Poor diet and acidity
At the same time, earlier diet contained very little sodium chloride (table salt), sugar and refined carbohydrates. The old diet was associated with excess of base materials, while western diet produces excess acid materials. Such metabolic acidity could be one of the unrecognized cause in all cases of the disorder with the loss of bone and muscle mass.