It is a common practice to speak in technical language of "acidity" to point the rate of PH..
To function properly, our body must lie in an area of balanced pH (around 7.4) ,blood pH is 7.35, a bit basic,urine pH ranges from 5 to 9,
Skin pH is 5.2.
pH is too low = organism too acidic
The acidity of our body is depending o little stress trainings lactic acid which is absorbed very often ....
However it depends a lot on what we eat!
This is called the degree of acidity of a solution between a pH (hydrogen potential) of 0 (strongly acidic) and 14 (very basic) through 7 (neutral solution) number ....
Why bother with the acidity of the body?
Some of your fatigue can be attributed to a loss of balance acidity / alkalinity of the tissues and fluids of the body.
To better understand, let's talk a simple but essential component, water.
The water 70% of the human body, with a pH of 7.0, water is considered neutral
All those who have come close a family pool know what happens when the water in the pool is not the proper pH level: algae grow like wildfire ... and the water becomes fast green and cloudy ..... making the water unfit for swimming.
Similarly when the pH is unbalanced, our organsime is subject to fungal growth of yeast, bacteria and other parasites brave .... just like the water in the pool ....
acidifying and alkalizing foods
Food can be classified into two categories according to their effect on the pH of the body: the "acidifying" and "alkalizing"
Acidifying foods increase production in the sources of acid substances.
The alkalizing foods do the opposite and will create new substances capable of fixing the acid and neutralize it.
Baking soda is the most iconic Basifying products. Note however that the use of salts of sodium bicarbonate added to hastily souven in excessive quantities in the supplies can few minutes later bring serious digestive disorders. However sprinkle sparingly on salads and other culinary preparations is interesting.
The PRAL indicates the potential renal acid load of a food that is alkalizing or acidifying its effect on the body.
It is in that the urine measuring this load is obtained.
a value above 0 means an excess of acid
If the value of the product is negative PRAL alkalizing
If the value of the product is positive PRAL is acidifying
We must not fall into excess: a food with a moderate positive PRAL (between 0 and 5) and consumed in reasonable proportions will not necessarily be bad for the body ... contrary to what would have us believe a minority noisy few naturopaths swearing only by basic foods.
It is important to remember that PRAL is only one indicator among many others ...
Do not forget to mention that all foods are not absorbed in the same way by our gut!
Text translated and adapted from Alain Roche.