Newborns can enter the world with an acidic pH for various reasons. It might be an inheritance from their mother during pregnancy. Additionally, the underdeveloped muscles in a baby’s stomach can lead to acid reflux, contributing to acidity. Babies who experience oxygen deprivation during labor may also exhibit acidity due to an acidic umbilical cord, resulting in an acidic pH at birth.
In today’s dietary landscape, a significant portion, roughly 70~80%, comprises acid-forming foods like dairy products, meat, sugar, and soft drinks. Alkaline-forming foods such as vegetables and fruits have the ability to counterbalance excess acids in our bodies, but unfortunately, they are often consumed in insufficient quantities. Foods with high acidity disrupt the body’s pH balance, potentially causing harm to our cells.
Lifestyle factors like smoking, irregular sleep patterns, stress, and alcohol consumption create unfavorable conditions for the well-being of our cells. Moreover, such lifestyles lead to an excess of highly reactive and unstable free radicals, which can attack human cells, ultimately paving the way for health issues over time.