Do you eat a lot of acid-inducing foods (cold cuts, cheese, cereals, etc.)?
A balanced blood pH (close to 7.4) is essential for life. Indeed, the enzymatic activity of all the biochemical reactions of the body is dependent on the pH and is optimal if the pH is neutral. The ingestion and production of acids is more important than that of bases.
Today's Western diet contains much more animal protein and cereals than in the past. As a result of this excessive intake, the body must adapt by implementing several strategies to rebalance the pH: buffer systems (transformation of acids into ammonia), ventilation (CO2) and renal regulation.
These physiological adaptations can sometimes prove insufficient and trigger an acidic terrain causing several health problems:
- Deterioration of the bone mass accentuating the use of calcium stored in the connective tissues (bones, cartilage, etc.) to maintain a neutral pH.
- Increase in cholesterol (LDL) and blood pressure
Alkalising substances are essential to restore the acid-base balance.