PH Acid Alkaline Chart - PH: Acid vs. Alkaline: What’s the Big Deal? ::: Acidity and alkalinity is measured on the pH scale, which ranges from 1 to 14. Our blood is very tightly maintained at a pH between 7.35 and 7.45, slightly alkaline. Very small fluctuations can occur, but if the blood moves out of this range in either direction very serious health problems occur. The ONLY foods that create alkalinity in the body are vegetables and fruits. ALL other foods create acidity on some level.
"When the body is acidic, it creates an environment for viruses and bacteria to flourish. The effect is a weakened immune system, frequent illness & infection and is considered part of the underlying disease process. Some of the common conditions related to acidity include osteoporosis, cancer and arthritis. Research shows that the pH of cancer tumors are always acidic but a diet high in alkaline minerals which raises the pH, helps to prevents cancer growth and cell mutation.