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PH is the measurement of alkalinity or acidity within water or blood.
PH of 7.0 is neutral, if the PH is less than 7.0 it is acidic and PH levels above 7.0 are alkaline.
Enzymes are responsible for all chemical reactions in the body and they function in a very narrow range of alkalinity with the optimum PH level being 7.4. The body ensures that the blood is kept within a range of 7.35 – 7.45.
Contrary to popular belief blood does not become acidic and it would be fatal if the PH level of blood dropped to 7.2. However if you are consuming a lot of acidic items like meat or tomatoes the body leaches calcium from bones in order to keep blood alkaline, this results in weakening of the bones and an increased risk of osteoporosis, hormone imbalances and deficiencies in Vitamin K and D as well as Manganese.
Acid forming foods leave an ‘acid-ash’ which the body immediately neutralises to keep the blood PH level stable, ideally you want to eat more alkaline forming foods (should make up 80% of your diet) in order to prevent an impaired skeletal structure.