The 10-Fold Difference
One important fact to know about the pH scale is that there is a 10-fold difference between each number. So, a liquid with a pH of 6 is 10 times more acidic than pure water, which is generally agreed to have a pH of 7, and a liquid with a pH of 5 is 100 times more acidic than water.
The next time you reach for a can of sugary drink, keep in mind that the typical soft drink has a pH of 3, meaning it is a whopping 10,000 times more acidic than water.
Soda is not the only highly acidic staple. Other offenders include…
- Most types of bread and pasta
- Flesh meats
- Barley and other grains
Eating these foods can produce an extra 100mEq (a measure of liquid) of acid daily—that’s close to twice the amount you body is equipped to neutralize!
Your body maintains a proper pH balance by eliminating or neutralizing acids. But when too much acid is produced, your body becomes overwhelmed. As acids build up, your pH balance decreases more and more. Eventually, in its attempts to restore a proper pH balance, your body begins to pull minerals from your bones…teeth…and vital tissues.
Studies have shown that there are two environment prerequisites for the development of cancer cells: a lack of oxygen and an acidic pH.
Even if you’ve accumulated years of acid damage, it’s not too late. Every day, you get a chance to start over. No matter how unhealthy your lifestyle has been… how much junk food you’ve eaten… how much alcohol you’ve consumed… how many recreational drugs you’ve taken… or how much pollution you’ve been exposed to, you can return your body to a healthy pH and protect your future health.
It is widely acknowledged that the best alkaline-forming foods include fruits (such as acai, camu-camu and the cacao fruit), leafy green vegetables (such as moringa and wheatgrass), and sea vegetables/algae (such as spirulina and chlorella). When you consume these superfoods on a daily basis, it’s equivalent to flooding your body with an alkaline-forming elixir that supports healing and health restoration.