Of all the various steps you can take to safeguard and improve your health, including proper eating habits, exercise, food supplementation and getting enough sleep, learning to alkalize your body is incredibly important. Anyone who has ever grown a garden realizes the importance of achieving a proper pH balance in the soil to ensure optimum plant growth. Ensuring optimum human growth is no less dependent on maintaining a proper pH level, although this may be a factor that has escaped your consideration or application. Reading this may help explain the importance of maintaining a healthy body pH level.
In chemistry, pH is a basic measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution which, in this case, is the blood flowing throughout your body. The pH scale runs from 0-14, with 7 being neutral. Anything below 7 is considered acidic and above 7 alkaline. Pure water is generally at 7, or neutral. According to health experts, optimum pH for the human body is about 7.4, which is slightly alkaline. Unfortunately, with most people's diet of processed foods, animal/dairy products and fast-food meals, all high in acid, their blood pH levels fall in the acidic portion of the scale.