Balance in the nutrition
The percentage of acid-forming foodstuffs in our nutrition is quite high. At the same time, the absorption of balancing basic nutrients is rather low. In the following table you will find examples of base-forming and acid-forming foodstuffs. It is not a matter of omitting all acid-forming foodstuffs and only ingesting base-forming foodstuffs, but to be mindful of a balanced proportion.
- Still water
- Coffee / tea
- Olive oil, sunflower oil
- Honey, marmalade
- Meat and sausages
- Fish (cod, herring, haddock)
- Animal fats
The formation of acids in the body
- Uric acid is formed from meat and the body's own cell decomposition
- Chlorogenic acid is contained in coffee
- Acetic acid is formed during the metabolisation of carbohydrates, confectionery and fats
- Sulphuric acid is particularly formed during the metabolisation of pork
- Hydrochloric acid is formed through stress, pent-up emotions, fear and anger
- Lactic acid is produced in the muscles through physical exertion
- The most varying types of acid through medications
- Oxalic acid is contained in rhubarb and spinach
- Tannic acid is contained in black and green tea
- Nitric acid is contained in cured sausages
- Sulphuric acid and carbon monoxide are contained in cigarette smoke
This list perfectly illustrates that we are already optimally supplied with acids and how immensely important our nutrition is. The human organism certainly requires acids, but civilised life provides these in excess. This makes a compensation/neutralisation of acids through targeted nutrition and taking basic mineral salts advisable.
A well-balanced acid-base balance is also the prerequisite for an intended weight reduction.
Sports and exercise with appropriate resting phases have a favourable effect on the acid-base balance.