People often question the possibility of whether or not strong acidic beverages like cola erode parts of your stomach, intestine and esophagus, resulting in ulcers. The answer is no, and the reason can be explained by looking at the mystery behind the human body.
For the stomach to properly digest the food, our body needs hydrochloric acid, which requires minerals such as salt. In this process, the sodium carbonate (NaHCO3), which is used as a pH regulator to maintain stable alkaline conditions appear in the stomach. For those who are interested in the scientific formula, it is written as: NaCl + H2O + CO2 = NaHCO3 + HCl.
First, we take food (Na and Cl), drink water and inhale carbon dioxide. In our body, it becomes NaHCO3 + HCl. The NaHCO3 has weak alkali components that yield neutralization when met with HCl (hydrogen chloride). Neutralization between acid and alkaline then removes the toxic property in HCl and turns it into harmless salt water.
Here comes the secret. Our blood system always works to keep the body at the range of pH 7.35 to 7.45. This mysterious process is called homeostasis- a process that regulates body’s internal environment and tends to maintain a stable pH condition (30% acidic, 70% alkaline substances). However, balanced state can be disturbed from the strong acids taken. Fortunately human body has the property that naturally goes back to the equilibrium state, maintaining the body’s internal environment stable.
However, this does not mean that drinking strong acidic elements is safe and recommendable. People have to keep in minds that when over acidic elements enter the blood stream, the pH balance is destroyed and we eventually suffer from gastric ulcer and other pains caused by strong acidity. Instead, we should watch out the pH level of the food we eat and water we drink, such as the Antioxidant Alkaline Water.
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