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Vibrant Health and Energy begins with the Body's PH Balance
To maintain health, the diet should consist of at least 60% alkaline forming foods and at most 40% acid forming foods.
To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.
When the body's pH gets out of balance (too acidic), it causes low energy, excess weight, poor digestion, fatigue, aches and pains, and more serious disorders such as cardiovascular and heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes and obesity. An imbalanced pH can also be at the root of many common symptoms such as constipation, heartburn, headaches, frequent colds, digestive problems, acne, fatigue, and sleeplessness. Having a balanced body pH is crucial for disease prevention and to any healing or detoxification program. The majority of today's society are acidic because of diet, stress, pollution, lifestyle, over-exercising and the accumulation of chemical and heavy metal toxins.
Restoring the body's pH balance begins with proper diet and nutrition. This includes eating alkalizing foods (listed below), drinking plenty of pure water and proper supplementation.
Although acidic, kombucha is an alkaline forming food. Kombucha Tea pH should be 3.0 or below. Acid or alkaline forming foods, means the acid or alkaline forming ability of foods to affect the body. The pH condition foods cause in the body after being digested.
For example, lemons are very acidic, however the end-products they produce after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so lemons are alkaline-forming in the body. Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion but it leaves acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is classified as acid-forming.
Testing your body's alkalinity or acidity
You can test your pH levels to determine your body's pH. By using pH test strips or Litmus Paper, the best time to test your pH is about one hour before a meal and two hours after a meal.
Saliva pH Test: Place some saliva on a piece of Litmus Paper. The optimal pH for saliva is 6.4 to 6.8. After eating, the saliva pH should rise to 7.5 or more. If your saliva stays between 6.5 and 7.5 your body is functioning within a healthy range.
Urine pH Test: The pH of the urine indicates how the body is working to maintain the proper pH of the blood. Urine can provide a fairly accurate picture of body chemistry, because the kidneys filter out the buffer salts of pH regulation and provide values based on what the body is eliminating. Urine pH can vary from around 4.5 to 9.0 in extremes, but the ideal range is 6.0 to 7.0. If your urinary pH fluctuates between 6.0 to 6.5 first thing in the morning and between 6.5 and 7.0 in the evening before dinner, your body is functioning within a healthy range.
Acid and Alkaline Foods List
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