Acid load is the excess hydrogen ion production (acid forming residual) after the food has been metabolized in the body. (1)
Is alkaline diet cancer – protective? Alkaline diet may contribute to a risk reduction of developing cancer, purely because it promotes eating whole vegetables and fruit and restricts processed foods and added sugars, but not because of the alkaline environ...
Does alkaline diet really work? The alkaline diet is actually healthy, but its benefits have nothing to do with what it is claimed. The inclusion of healthy, fresh and whole foods and the restriction of processed and unhealthy foods is what makes it he...
Do acid-forming foods cause osteoporosis? Acid-forming diets can cause osteoporosis if combined with a calcium intake consistently below the recommended daily value. Increasing the calcium intake may improve the bone health.
Does a diet high in acidic foods make the urine acidic? Acidic foods (foods with low pH) don't necessarily influence the acid-base balance of the urine. Urine's pH depends rather if the they are acid-forming or base-forming foods.
Did our ancestors really eat mostly alkaline foods? Contrary to what the supporters of the alkaline diet believe, only 40%-50% of people before the beginning of agriculture had a net acid-producing diet.