Body's Ph Balance

Written by Norene Anderson
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The body's PH balance is one of the most critical of all the body system activities. There are many things that can cause the body to become too acidic. These include foods high in fat, foods that form acid, food that forms mucus, and residue that is toxic from foods. This sets the environment in the body in a perfect state for an increase in disease and infection. People that have arthritis or rheumatic conditions are especially affected.

Even though most foods are naturally alkaline, after processing they become more acidic. To keep the body's PH balance where it should be, it is necessary to balance each meal with the appropriate amount of alkaline intake. The neutral point where the body functions at its best is a pH of 7.0 for water content and 7.39 for the blood. Anything above these markers is an indication that the body is alkaline and below indicates an acidic condition.

Monitor Your Body's PH Balance

It is best if the body's PH balance weighs slightly on the side of alkaline to allow for those unexpected times of stress or other conditions that are acid forming. To help the body cope with infections, viruses, poor diet, inadequate exercise, and many other factors, it is important to increase the alkaline content in the diet. This is best done by improving the diet and changing the lifestyle.

The reality is that probably there will not be a change in the lives of most people. For that reason, it is very important to supplement the diet and lifestyle with the ingredients that are needed to keep the pH balance at a neutral level. There is a lot of information available on the Internet about supplements that are designed especially to target the acid/alkaline levels in the body. You can easily find the best one for you.

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