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Learn how to balance the PH level of your body. Acidic versus Alkaline.

 

PH Level and our health is one of the scientific ways that our body works and performs on a daily basis.

                                                       

PH stands for potential of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered to be neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. 

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. In fact, hydrogen makes up an estimated 90 percent of all atoms. In most cases  when you hear about hydrogen, it is usually in the context of outer space, in the science laboratory experiments or as fuel source for cars. However hydrogen is also a crucial element in the operation of the human body.

One major way that hydrogen is used in the body is in water. Water(H2O) is made up of two third hydrogen atoms. That is why water is so important and  it is made up of over 60 percent of the human body. Because of hydrogen , the cells of the body are able to remain hydrated, which mean toxins and waste are able to be eliminated from the body, also nutrients are able to be transported to the cells that need them, your joints is lubricated, and your body's immune system is able to send defensive cells to fight infection-causing fungus, bacteria and viruses. Hydrogen also plays a crucial role in the production of energy in the body.

Acidity of the body and it's effect on our health.

Acidity of the body indicates the concentration of acids in the body fluids which create an unhealthy environment where illness , bacteria and yeast can  thrive and survive. It also takes mineral from vital organs and bones to neutralised the acid and remove it from the body. Because of this, the body's mineral reserves calcium ,potassium and magnesium can run dangerously low, causing damage that can go undetected for years until it reaches unhealthy levels and leads to acidosis( is the overproduction of acid in the blood).


Many people are already consuming acid forming foods such as dairy, grains ,meats and sugar. since the body is constantly generating acidic waste products from metabolism(Breaking and converting food into energy), those products need to be neutralised or excreted in some way. In order to to neutralise the constant acid generation, we need to supply the body with more alkaline foods.

Negative effects and health problems of an acidic body.

  • Immune deficiency
  • Inflamed sensitive gums and cavities
  • Respiratory problems
  • Low energy and chronic fatigue
  • Heart problems
  • Weight gain
  • Bladder and kidney infections.
  • Cardiovascular damage
  • Yeast fungal overgrowth.
  • Premature ageing.
  • Accelerated free radical.

Alkalinity of the body.

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Alkalinity of the body on the other hand  means the capacity of the body fluid like blood .saliva ,urine to neutralised the acids. Our body needs these fluids for the most vital functions, like digestion ,transporting of nutrients and oxygen throughout the body , protection and overall lubrication of the body.


Benefits of a alkaline body.

Soothing acid reflux.
It helps neutralised acid in the blood
Increases oxygen level
Improve energy and metabolism
It contain antioxidant properties(anti ageing and anti diseases)
Cleanse the colon.


Foods that increases your body alkalinity.

  • Cucumbers 
  • Kale 
  • Broccoli
  • Sea veggies
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Green veggies
  • wheatgrass
  • Garlic
  • Herbs
  • celery etc.

How to check your pH level.

Just ask at your pharmacist for a pack of pH test strips. You can test your pH levels often throughout the day, but try to do so at the same time each morning, as your body will be more acidic, the earlier you measure. The goal is to get your morning urine pH between 6.5 and 7.5 . whatever is your result please consult your doctor for medical advise and pay attention to your diet .

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