A diet that is abundant with foods high in acid content, and at the same time, low on the inclusion of alkalizing foods has all reason to cause chaos and disruption in the pH balance of the body. And this in turn may trigger the development of several medical conditions.
The normal pH scale is from 0 - 14. Here, 0 happens to be the most acidic and 14, the most alkaline. A measure of 7.0 means neutral, above it means alkaline and below 7.0 is acidic.
According to doctors, our body pH is normal and healthy when it shows a reading of 7.35 to 7.45, which is a little bit on the alkaline side. So a measure that is below or above this reading indicates that something is amiss in the body.
Here you may find categories of highly acidic vegetables, fruits, grain products, beans, dairy products, animal protein, fats and oils and sweeteners. You may also come across some alcohol products and other types of edible substances.
Some foods mentioned here are high in acid, while some are low and some, moderate. But even the low acid foods, if consumed regularly, can be equally harmful. So what you can do to balance these foods with food high in alkaline. In this way, the pH balance of the body will remain stable thus, reducing the risks of medical problems.