Nutrition Myths

Tag - alkaline diet

ph of urine

Different types of foods cause different levels of acidity of urine depending on their ash contents. Some minerals are acid forming (acid-ash): phosphate, chlorine, sulfur. The results of eating foods with a high ratio of such minerals are that they...

pH of blood

Human ideal blood pH is 7.4 and must be between 7.35 – 7.45 (slightly alkaline) to avoid serious health complications. Due to Merc Manual: 7.37-7.43 and due to MedlinePlus: 7.38-7.42. The human body has the ability to buffer the pH of the blood very...

Buffering system of blood pH

Buffer systems in the body function to maintain the blood at a steady and optimal pH of 7.40. Our system maintains the blood's pH balance using three regulatory mechanisms: bio-chemical buffering, respiratory regulation (removing carbon dioxide) and...

Acid ash

Acid-ash in food is a residue of the inorganic minerals which form acids in the body. These particles have the capacity of adding hydrogen ions to a liquid solution. An excess of hydrogen ions in a solution makes the solution acidic. It can be...

Alkalinity

Alkalinity is the capacity of a substance to neutralize acid solution. Alkaline substances combine with hydrogen ions and, therefore, decrease the number of free hydrogen ions in the solution making it less acidic or more alkaline. The higher the...

Acidity

Acidity describes the level of acid in a substance. The acidity of a solution can be characterized as a concentration of free hydrogen ions in it. Acid is stronger when the concentration of these ions is higher. Substances which release hydrogen...