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|What Causes Acidity?|
Nothing causes the body to become acidic faster than excessive stress. Stress and negative emotions can trigger the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones accelerate acid levels throughout the body, which may lead to mineral loss. Consuming more than 25 percent of your daily calories from protein may cause the body to become acidic. Also, consuming non-organic animal sources of protein may increase the acidity level in the body due to high levels of antibiotics fed to animals. The high acidity of antibiotics can result in the depletion of critical minerals. They can also damage the naturally occurring bacteria in the stomach that are essential for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients, which may then lead to digestive problems such as acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Foods such as processed cheese, ice cream, artificial sweeteners, fried foods, beef, cocoa, sugar, table salt, and cottage cheese create high acid levels. ... more