Acid / Alkaline Balance
pH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 0 being the most acidic, 14 being the most alkaline, and 7 being neutral. A healthy person should have a urine and saliva pH of 7.2 to 7.4. Blood pH should be between 7.35-7.45 at all times. If it falls below 7.35 then your body starts to suffer from systemic acidosis.
Acidosis, caused by too many toxins circulating around your body, causes the vital organs to work harder to maintain optimal pH. This systemic stress may cause fatigue, breathing issues, aches and pains, illness and accelerate the aging process. If your body’s pH varies too much from this ideal, it also becomes difficult for various enzymes to function properly.
Overacidity in the body comes from consuming too many acid-forming foods and not enough alkalizing foods. Eating a diet of 75–80 percent alkaline-forming foods—and minimal in acid-forming foods—is the best way to maintain a slightly alkaline pH in your body. It is all about balance! Fixing your acid/alkaline balance isn’t the complete answer to perfect health; it’s only one piece of the puzzle.
The bottom line is that we need to eat enough alkalizing foods to help our bodies neutralize the acid-forming foods. Making these changes can quickly improve your health. For even faster results, try juicing. Making and consuming fresh vegetable juices on a daily basis will jump start the process of alkalizing your body.
Stay tune! We will be providing you with two lists of acid-forming and alkalinizing foods within the next few weeks. Our goal is that we will all be more aware of the food prone to hurt our body and health in general if over consumed.