A healthy body is the equivalent of a balanced system. To be more specific, your body is healthy only when all its components – cells, bacteria and chemicals – work in harmony. Before visiting a doctor, you can check if everything is in order with your body by measuring your pH, through which you can see how acid or alkaline your body is. These two terms are the reason for which your immunity stays strong and your digestive system works properly.
Even if the pH scale goes up to 14, the pH of your body must be 7, in order to reflect a healthy and balanced system. Everything that goes under this figure indicates that the acidic levels in your body are high and you should do something about it.
- Weight gain
An acidic body is doomed to produce more insulin than necessary, determining you to stock fats. Since your body is not able to remove toxins and fats properly, these are determining the acids to stick to the cells. As your pH is low, your metabolism won’t work properly either, preventing the body to burn the fats.
- Weak bones
When your system contains too much acid, it tries by any means to provide a way to nullify its action. And the only remaining source of alkaline are the bones. In time, the process will decrease the calcium in your bones, making them fragile and increasing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.
- Lack of sleep
When your body is acidic and suffers from a calcium deficiency, it troubles your sleep, causing insomnia and other problems.
- Sensitive teeth
Similar to the bones, the teeth can become a target of high acidity in your body. Basically, the enamel gets weaker and is unable to protect your teeth from cavities and plaque. If this happens, you will feel pain every time you consume hot or cold foods.
How to balance your pH
In order to restore the balance of your pH and diminish the acidity in your body, you should be aware that a proper diet will do the job. And the most effective diet is the one rich in alkaline, meaning that you have to include in your eating plan foods such as green veggies, soybeans, tofu, raising buts and seeds. At the same time you need to exclude from your diet the dairy products, meat, caffeine, processed food, grain and eggs.
Another method to keep your body in balance is to follow some natural remedies. We come in your aid and recommend this recipe:
- 1/3 tsp of baking soda
- 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1 glass of water
Mix the two ingredients and wait until the effervescence of the baking soda will have passed. Pour the mixture in water and consume the remedy while it is fresh.