Most people don't feel as good as they would like to feel. They believe that their lack of energy is related to the aging process, however nagging health problems can be due to a highly acidic diet that they are consuming. Human blood PH should be slightly alkaline to maintain good health.
The term pH stands for "Potential of Hydrogen". It is the measure of the relative acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The pH level indicates the body's acid/alkaline balance and tells the health of the individual.
The scale of pH runs from 0 to 14.Zero is totally acidic and 14 is totally alkaline. The middle of the scale at 7, is neutral. Quality water has a pH of 7.
It is extremely rare that a person is too alkaline. It is more likely to occur in someone who consumes little or no protein. For the vast majority though, the problem is more on the acidic side. Human Blood should be slightly alkaline. (7.34- 7.45) Below or above this range means disease. A pH below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.
One must be careful not to acquire an acidic pH balance, which is caused by consuming too many proteins and grains. Too much stress can also trigger an acidic pH level. Too much toxins in the body that deprives the cells of oxygen and nutrients can also cause an acidic balance .
Effects of an Acidic Balance:
# The body's ability to absorb minerals and nutrients is compromised.
# Free radical damage is heightened.
# Mental clarity decreases
# Physical energy is depleted
# Insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns.
# The immune system is impaired because friendly bacteria in the intestine dies.
# Colds ,infections and flu are more common.
To maintain health the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods. To restore health the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.
To maintain health the diet should contain about 65% alkaline foods and 35% acidic foods. To restore health , the diet should include 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic. Generally alkaline forming foods include most fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices herbs and seasonings, seeds and nuts.
Acid forming foods include meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, and legumes.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.
Your mental state is also an important factor in health, and can have an impact on your pH levels. Meditation, Tai Chi, Reflexology, massage, acupuncture, therapeutic touch, calming music, and yoga are all activities that buffer the acids of daily living and promote an alkaline body.
So how do you monitor your pH levels to maintain alkalinity? First you buy, in the drug store pH paper. Next choose either your saliva or urine, and collect a sample of either one. Place the pH paper in contact with the specimen you chose and immediately compare the paper's colour to the colour code provided on the ph dispenser.
To get an accurate reading of the state of your health it is recommended that pH levels be recorded three times a day, morning, afternoon and night, for 30 days. Perform the test at the same time every day.

Author's Bio: 

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