Our body tries to maintain a delicate pH balance. Potential hydrogen (pH) actually measures the hydrogen ions in particular solutions.
When we talk about the pH values in our body, we talk about the bodily fluids and tissues. Ph values range from 0 to 14. However, pH value of 7 is considered to be neutral. Values that are lower than 7 are acidic, and those higher than 7 are alkaline.
Every body part has a different pH value. The vagina, intestine, and skin are acidic because this way they keep the bacteria away.
In the mornings, the saliva is alkaline and the urine is acidic. Some acids are naturally produced and are by-products of respiration, cellular breakdown, workout, and metabolism.
The blood pH value is the most important of them. A slightly alkaline blood pH leads to optimal cellular health. It ranges between 7.365 and 7.4. However, we need to understand and learn how our body maintains alkaline blood range because pH values cannot be balanced with ease.
By consuming sugar, factory farmed animals foods, and lots of processed foods, you are putting your cells in inflammatory acids multiple times a day.
This type of foods affects your health and body, especially the digestive system, kidneys, and liver. These kinds of foods lead to inflammation, arthritis, constipation, mental and physical stress, bowel problems, skin problems, allergies, and in some cases, even cancer.
Bacteria and viruses thrive in increased acidity environments. So, optimize your health, by helping your body balance its pH value.
The following recipe will help you to prepare an excellent home remedy that will help you do exactly that.
- 4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar
- 2/3 tsp of baking soda
How to prepare it:
Mix the ingredients together and when you notice that the combination starts to fizz, you need to keep adding baking soda until it stops. After that, you should add 8 oz. of filtered water. Drink this mixture without making long breaks. This home remedy will create an alkaline environment in your body and will neutralize your pH.