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    Acidity/Alkaline/Exercise

    During exercise, body fluids shift increasingly toward an acidic state. There is also evidence indicating that as we age, our blood and other body fluids become increasingly acidic. The cumulative effect is a disturbingly lowered pH (increased acidity). But regardless of age, if this acidic state following exercise is allowed to persist for some period of time, the risk of nitrogen and calcium loss is greatly increased. The reason for this is that the body attempts to reduce the acidity by releasing minerals into the blood and other body fluids that have a net alkaline-enhancing effect, thus counteracting the increased acidity. Calcium from the bones and nitrogen from the muscles meet this need.

    The problem is that in neutralizing the acid this way, we give up valuable structural resources. You're essentially peeing off bone and muscle as the acidity of your blood stays high. While cannibalizing tissue is necessary from a strictly biological perspective, this is an expensive solutions from an athletic perspective. While body fluids may be chemically balanced by the process, future performance and even health may well be jeopardized as muscle and bone are compromised.

    Research has shown that fruits and vegetables are the only foods that have a net alkaline-enhancing effect. So by preparing a recovery drink with fruits and juices that have a net alkaline-enhancing effect (they reduce acidity), you are doing more than merely replacing carbohydrate stores; you're also potentially sparing bone and muscle.

    The foods with a plus sign (+) indicate increased acidity; the greater the plus value, the higher the acid effect. Those foods with a minus sign (-) decrease the acid of the body fluids in direct proportion to their magnitude.

    Based on 100 gram portions.

    Acid Foods (+)

    Grains
    Brown Rice.........+12.5
    Rolled Oats.......+10.7
    Whole Wheat Bread......+8.2
    Spaghetti.............+7.3
    Corn Flakes...........+6.0
    White Rice............+4.6
    Rye Bread...........+4.1
    White Bread............+3.7

    Dairy
    Parmesan Cheese....+34.2
    Processed Cheese.......+28.7
    Hard Cheese............+19.2
    Gouda Cheese..........+18.6
    Cottage Cheese.........+8.7
    Whole Milk.............+0.7

    Legumes
    Peanuts..........+8.3
    Lentils............+3.5
    Peas...............+1.2

    Meats, Fish, Eggs
    Trout........+10.8
    Turkey........+9.9
    Chicken.......+8.7
    Eggs...........+8.1
    Pork...........+7.9
    Beef............+7.8
    Cod............+7.1
    Herring........+7.0


    Alkaline Foods (-)


    Fruits
    Raisins..........-21.0
    Black Currants........-6.5
    Bananas..........-5.5
    Apricots...........-4.8
    Kiwifruit..........-4.1
    Cherries..........-3.6
    Pears............-2.9
    Pineapple........-2.7
    Peaches..........-2.4
    Apples...........-2.2
    Watermelon........-1.9


    Vegetables
    Spinach.....-14.0
    Celery........-5.2
    Carrots.........-4.9
    Zucchini..........-4.6
    Cauliflower........-4.0
    Potatoes..........-4.0
    Radishes........-3.7
    Eggplant..........-3.4
    Tomatoes.........-3.1
    Lettuce...........-2.5
    Chicory..........-2.0
    Leeks...........-1.8
    Onions..........-1.5
    Mushrooms.........-1.4
    Green Peppers.........-1.4
    Broccoli.............-1.2
    Cucumber...........-0.8


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    This is very intriguing!

    I always thought milk of all things would lower acidity but it seems that isnt the case!
    I knew there was a reason I love my banana and raisins with my breakfast oatmeal

    good info to add to one's repetoire of nutrition

    Thanx for sharin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneInTheMembrane View Post
    This is very intriguing!

    I always thought milk of all things would lower acidity but it seems that isnt the case!
    I knew there was a reason I love my banana and raisins with my breakfast oatmeal

    good info to add to one's repetoire of nutrition

    Thanx for sharin'
    cheers
    yeah, no problem.

    I felt like it was good info, and just wanted to see what ev1 thinks, and possibly help others out.

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    Exercise in an healthy individual will not cause a pathological change in blood pH. The bicarbonate blood buffering system is one of the most efficient biological process there is. Couple that with the respiratory and kidney pH regulating mechanisms a person would be very hard pressed to create a condition outside of physiological norms. It is important to point out however that a good broad diet is important in maintaining biological processes in the body. With a diet that is to restrictive or un balanced many problems can occur over time.

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    I see you down there MuscleScience lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    Exercise in an healthy individual will not cause a pathological change in blood pH. The bicarbonate blood buffering system is one of the most efficient biological process there is. Couple that with the respiratory and kidney pH regulating mechanisms a person would be very hard pressed to create a condition outside of physiological norms. It is important to point out however that a good broad diet is important in maintaining biological processes in the body. With a diet that is to restrictive or un balanced many problems can occur over time.
    good point.

    This isn't all for just exercise.

    Like you said, its great to have a good broad diet.

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    BTW what source is this from.

    I cant understand how any fruit such as tomatoes or kiwi, that contain Ascorbic acid (vit C) can be considered basic in nature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    BTW what source is this from.

    I cant understand how any fruit such as tomatoes or kiwi, that contain Ascorbic acid (vit C) can be considered basic in nature?

    "The Paleo Diet For Athletes"
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    Good info. Acidosis can be a really bad thing. There are numerous studies linking blood acidity with cancer. I had the problem while being on a ventilator & IV drugs. You can use litmus type paper to test the pH of your urine to check your acidity. Just like you said, alkali juices act fast to buffer blood acid.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acidosis
    http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm
    http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._2005_12360205
    Last edited by niceshotman; 06-18-2008 at 11:19 PM.

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    Yeah I remember seeing that at the bottom of your original post now.....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    Yeah I remember seeing that at the bottom of your original post now.....LOL
    hahaha duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by niceshotman View Post
    I think this is good info for people to know. Acidosis can be a really bad thing. There are numerous studies linking blood acidity with cancer. I had the problem while being on a ventilator & IV drugs. You can use litmus type paper to test the pH of your urine to check your acidity. Just like you said, alkali juices act fast to buffer blood acid.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acidosis
    http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm
    http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._2005_12360205
    No offense to this but you just helped my point. By having a particular pathology blood and urine pH concentrations can be outside of physiological norms depending on said pathology. A apparently healthy individual would not be able to walk around worrying about having acidosis or alkylosis from what they eat, because if blood pH varies even a little outside of the normal values pathology rapidly develops. However someone with a pathology like kidney disease and or respiratory distress would have to keep a constant watch because their pH regulating mechanism are already compromised so they would have to limit those outside stressers that exacerbate their particular condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    No offense to this but you just helped my point. By having a particular pathology blood and urine pH concentrations can be outside of physiological norms depending on said pathology. A apparently healthy individual would not be able to walk around worrying about having acidosis or alkylosis from what they eat, because if blood pH varies even a little outside of the normal values pathology rapidly develops. However someone with a pathology like kidney disease and or respiratory distress would have to keep a constant watch because their pH regulating mechanism are already compromised so they would have to limit those outside stressers that exacerbate their particular condition.
    As always, you're extremely knowledgeable for someone a rhino sh@t out!

    But seriously, Respect!!!

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneInTheMembrane View Post
    As always, you're extremely knowledgeable for someone a rhino sh@t out!

    But seriously, Respect!!!

    cheers
    hahaha that movie is hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneInTheMembrane View Post
    As always, you're extremely knowledgeable for someone a rhino sh@t out!

    But seriously, Respect!!!

    cheers
    thanks

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