An article from Fitness Magazine: http://fitnesshe.co.za/your-bodys-internal-balancing-act/
There are contrasting views on the importance of achieving and maintaining the correct pH balance within the body.
While some health experts believe that having a balanced pH level is important, others say it is crucial – often a matter of life and death. The only experts who don’t seem to emphasise the importance of acid/alkalinity balance in the body are those in the medical profession who have vested interests in pharmaceuticals.
In chemistry, pH, which denotes ‘’power of hydrogen’’, a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body, is a measure of the acidity or basicity of aqueous solutions. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered neutral. Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic, while solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. Pure water, for example, has a pH very close to 7.
Our ideal pH is slightly alkaline – 7.30 to 7.45. You can test your pH levels regularly by using a piece of litmus paper in your saliva or urine first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything.
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