The pH of blood is tightly controlled because even a minor fluctuation can threaten health. Blood pH must be maintained between 7.35 and 7.45. In metabolic acidosis, the acidity of blood plasma increases due to consumption of high acid-load foods and the inability of the kidneys to efficiently excrete waste byproducts from these foods. GUESS WHERE YOU CAN FIND HIGH ACID LOAD IN YOUR DIET....animal foods and dairy, with hard cheese being the highest!

ANIMAL PROTEIN INCREASES THE ACID LOAD IN THE BODY. Fruits and vegetables form alkaline precursors that neutralize the acidity. Contrary to what is generally believed, most fruits --- even lemons and oranges --- actually reduce dietary acid load once the body has processed them.