What is Ph?
What are people really talking about when they talk about body PH, or alkalinity vs. acidic effects on the body?
The scale that is used for measuring the pH, or hydrogen ion concentration … is from 0 to 14, with 7 being the neutral point. Below 7 is acidic; above 7 is alkaline. The optimal ph of the body’s fluids, such as the blood is 7.4, slightly alkaline. If deviated from this range … the bodies activity is no longer optimal and the metabolism is out of balance as the body will begin to store toxins in fat and move around acidic material to keep the blood PH in balance.
The pH of the body is largely influenced by metabolic byproducts and our diet. Thus, pH is directly affected by the various categories of food that we eat and the internal mechanisms involved in their processing. Some foods that are acid in their composition can become alkalizing following metabolizing by the body, such as lemons. Accordingly, it is to become more aware of the impact that various foods and our eating habits have on the internal environment of the body.
What does this really mean, and what does alkaline water have to do with it?
From a lot of reading, this is my take on the subject. First, your body has natural protectors to keep your blood pH in its optimal range. However, to do this, other things might have to give. Perhaps if you are super acidic, you retain more weight because your body stores excess acid that it could not get rid of by natural means, in fat cells.
Also, stay “alkaline” does not mean that you have to only eat foods that have an alkaline forming effect on your body. What it means, is that you need to consumer slightly more alkaline forming food to match with your body working to maintain a slightly alkaline state as well.
So why worry about alkaline or ionized water, if you can just adjust your diet to consumer more alkaline foods?
Well, to answer that, we deviate away form “what is PH”, so click here for why ionized water is so helpful to your health, and actually if you are a bottle water drinker, it saves you money too!