Why pH Level Balance in Your Body is Important

Not many people are aware of the true importance of pH in one’s body, if only they know the importance of maintaining its balance in the body as well as how important it is to restore it after some time. Achieving such balance will mean a lot to having a healthy body.

pH level  in one’s body is very important when it comes to the health and wellness. pH or “potential of hydrogen” is basically the balance of two chemicals in the body that is the acidity or alkalinity of the body fluids. In the human chemistry alone blood pH level is one of the vital biochemical make up that should be balanced, with every activity that the body undergoes, new cells are being reborn as part of self-regeneration. The scale that one gets during a pH level reading is the condition of the body’s chemical reactions that are taking place in the body’s metabolism.

pH Level Balance and Body’s Overall Health

Generally, the overall health of one’s body largely depends on the condition of the different cells in the body since cells are the root elements of any living organism. In relation to this, healthy cells can then make healthy tissues that lead to healthy organs of the body. If a certain body is composed of healthy organs then the result would be a healthy system of the body. Everything that a person consumes breathes all ends up or goes to the main bloodstream.

The future of the cells inside one’s body is dependent on the person’s lifestyle or way of life, if they will live healthy to help regenerate cells and nourish their bodies with fresh air, clean water, eat healthily or the like or just the opposite like smoking, drinking alcohol that goes directly to one’s bloodstream thereby causing the body’s cells to deteriorate. The body’s bloodstream is where essential nutrients are carried to the different organs and tissues of the body and this also helps in the elimination of waste products that also identifies one’s pH level.

pH or “potential of hydrogen” is the composition of hydrogen ion in unit gram-atom over liter. pH level measurements reads from 0 to 14 where by a certain range may be identified as alkalinity or acidity. A pH reading of 7 means that the solution or mixture is neutral while more than 7 is identified as alkaline and less than 7 is acidic. The cell’s pH level is what regulates the different processes that the cells undergo. Any pH level may be read with the help of using a pH scale. A normal pH level reads from 7.3 until 7. 4 and any deviation from such reading may be identified as a potential serious health problem.

If the body cannot regulate or remove harmful acids then it will place or transfer them to extra-cellular fluids as well as connective tissues that directly put the cells in great danger. Therefore, an imbalance in one’s pH level can result to deterioration in one’s health. If one aims to be healthy then one should maintain or keep close to pH level scale reading of 7.35 to 7.45.

Restoring pH Level Balance

A person’s health lies completely in one’s hands. And to maintain a healthy body, one should maintain pH level at 7.4 and 80% of alkaline rich foods and only 20% of acid base foods. An acid based environment body is prone to all sorts of illnesses and diseases, it may also damage one’s brain, organs, blood cells and others.

In order to regulate and maintain the balance of pH level in one’s body, one need to consume the right amounts and types of nutrients that is needed for cells growth and metabolism. A diet that is healthy comprises more of fruits, nuts, legumes, vegetables, greens, grasses, and not meat. Diet that is also fiber rich is composed of wheat grass and barley grass because this are only made up of low sugar, low calorie and different nutrients which all helps to restore pH level in one’s body. Any saturated fats and meat products are supposed to be avoided while drinking a lot of water is highly recommended to maintain or regulate pH level since this neutralizes acids.

The 75 X 109 cells that make up the body may be nourished by eating healthy foods, drinking pure water, eating supplemental vitamins, fruits, vegetables, seeds and legumes and avoiding smoking, drinking alcohol, junk foods, too much sugar, processed and preserved foods.

The following are some symptoms of an affected organ which has more than the normal level of pH balance-nausea, headaches, skin rash, brain fog, gastric bloating, severe tiredness, dizziness and pain. In the process of breaking down foods there is still chemical build up that occurs producing acidic foods that in turn affects the pH level of the body. Other stressors of pH imbalance are acid based foods, tea, coffee, alcohol, carbonated drinks, nicotine, drugs and others. If there is too much acid in the body, the less likely that oxygen can pass by freely thus making the body at risk of all sorts of bacteria, parasites, microorganisms, virus, cancer cells, fungus and others. In essence, the level by which one should maintain their pH level in order to be healthy is at 7.4.

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