One of the most complex organisms is the human body. Its complexity is due to the many processes and organs that are linked together and function in perfect balance. All of these processes and organs make and maintain the balance of the chemicals, bacteria and cells. If the balance is disturbed it leads to medical disorders and illnesses.
For everything in the body to function properly the pH levels need to be balanced.
What is actually pH?
The levels of pH show the balance of acidity and alkalinity of the body which are very important. All the parts of the body need different environment for them to function properly. For example the stomach needs more acidic environment for the digestion and the immune system needs more alkaline environment.
The pH scale runs from 0 to 14. Everything under 7 is acidic and everything above that is alkaline. The perfect value is little bit above 7. In order to have healthy organs the body needs that pH level. It is hard to achieve the perfect value because we always consume acidic foods and drinks which affect the pH levels ad well as everything around us.
Signs of elevated acidity levels
The levels of acidity in the body are not easy to be measured. You can`t measure the acidity with simple blood test. That’s why you need to pay attention to the following signs.
- Weak bones
When the acidity levels are high, the body pushes the excess acid in order to reduce it. In this process alkaline items get in the bones and the calcium levels start to drop. Over time the lack of calcium will make the bones weak and fragile and at higher risk of fractures and osteoporosis. People who are suffering from osteoporosis must reduce or completely eliminate coffee.
- Gaining weight
High acidity stimulates the production of insulin causing more fat to be stored. The detoxification systems and organs in the body don’t function properly and the toxins are pushed in the cells and tissues. The metabolism in order to work properly needs alkalinity, so in acidic environment it doesn’t work the way it should and it can`t burn the calories causing excess weight.
- Sleep problems
According to the statistics the Americans have sleep problems the most. High acidity causes insomnia. According to the Human nutrition research center from North Dakota, acidity reduces the calcium levels in the body causing also insomnia.
- Sensitive teeth
According to the study of the International Journal of chemical engineering and applications from 2015, acidity reduces the enamel on the teeth. This is making the teeth more sensitive to cold or hot foods and drinks causing also cavities.
4 completely natural ways to achieve pH balance
- Lemon water in the mornings
Although lemons have acidic taste, when they are combined with warm water they become alkaline. The best way to start the day is to mix 2 cups of warm water with lemon juice. This will boost the metabolism, clean the organs responsible for digestion and it will reduce the acidity in the body. Also it is very important to be hydrated all the time, so the body can detoxify itself and avoid accumulation of waste.
- Avoid smoking and chemicals and sleep, manage the stress and exercise
The main factors for inflammation are lack of exercising and movement, anger, stress, cigarettes and drugs. Try to be more relaxed, exercise, do yoga, walk in the park, breath properly and have naps.
- Green juices, smoothies and raw foods
Include more fruits, vegetables, greens, grains, seaweed, nuts, wheatgrass, sprouts and smoothies. These ingredients contain plenty of oxygen, vitamins, chlorophyll, minerals and phytochemicals. Oxygen is very important for eliminating microorganisms, bacteria, viruses and cancer cells. For you to take the needed amount of oxygen in the body you need to avoid animal products, sugars and fast foods.
- Baking soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of ACV in 8 oz. of water. Mix the ingredients well and drink it.
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