How To Increase The Ph Balance In The Body

Before to explain the importance of ph balance in the body,we have to understand that our body is a microcosm, an amazing engineering feat. However, the foods you eat can play a role in increasing or decreasing the pH of the body, and certain foods may be more alkaline than others. An acid body is a center or focus for disease conditions such as cancer and aging. Eating more alkaline foods helps shift the pH of the body and oxygenates the system, keep your body healthy and functioning correctly, preventing cancer and many other diseases.

One of the most important functions of this Sitema-human body is its ability to regulate its own acidity levels on a very subtle level. The body regulates its pH by constantly adjusting physiological processes,it is called body ph balance such as respiratory function or  kidney and blood circulation. Cells normally operate only within a limits relatively narrow of pH.
To better understand, we begin with the body : The first thing we'll see is basically how our body works, we will see very basic because  all part of this root.
Pure water has a pH of 7
The arterial blood has a pH of 7.35 to 7.45.
The human body by various mechanisms will keep the pH between 7.35 and 7.45 the body will use all resources at its disposal for this to be so, otherwise it would not work well.

Constantly the blood is in autoregulation for not to enter metabolic acidity, thus ensuring the proper functioning of cells, optimizing metabolism. The human body should obtain from food bases minerals to neutralize the acidity of the blood of metabolization, but almost all the food we consume contribute little, in return demineralizating the body (especially refined). We must  taken note that in the modern lifestyle, acidifying foods are consumed on average 5 times per day, 365 days a year!

Our body is not designed to digest all that food mountain with these levels of acidity (Potato chips in bag, spins, ice cream, jelly, chocolate, etc. ..).

Now let's see which is acid and alkaline.
Acid: An acid (from latin acidus, meaning sour) is traditionally regarded as any chemical compound that, when dissolved in water, produces a solution with an activity of hydronium cation higher than pure water, that is, a pH below seven. This approximates the modern definition and Martin Johannes Nicolaus Bronsted Lowry, who defined independently an acid as a compound that donates a hydrogen cation (H +) to another compound (hereinafter base).
Alkalinity: The basicity or alkalinity is the ability acid neutralizing of a chemical substance in aqueous solution. This alkalinity of a substance is expressed as equivalents of base per liter or equivalent calcium carbonate.
Since the alkalinity of the majority of natural waters is composed almost entirely of bicarbonate ions and carbonate,the alkalinity determinations can give accurate estimates of the concentrations of these ions.

Alkalinity is a measure of the buffering capacity of an aqueous solution, or what is the same, this ability to maintain the pH stable against addition of an acid or a base. Wherefore call to acidic foods that have a pH less than 7,  examples of these foods, sugar, coffee, alcohol, etc
And call the alkaline foods that have a high alkalinity, which are able to neutralize acid acid foods, examples of these foods are: fruits, vegetables, etc.

Acid, alkaline and hydrogen potential (pH)
Like everything that constitutes the universe, water also is energy.The amount of energy occurs through the hydrogen potential (pH). In pure water, whenthe water has a ratio of 2 hydrogens for each oxygen, pH = 7, neutral: Neither acidic nor alkaline.
This reflects the same amount of hydroxyl ions (H +) and hydroxyl ions (OH-).If we add mineral acids such as sulfur (S) or chlorine (Cl) the number of H + increases, because the hydrogen atoms lose electrons to mineral acids. When there is a greater amount of H + OH-the water is acidic. If the opposite occurs will be alkaline.

We conclude that alkaline water has less than H + OH-, therefore, more oxygen. While the water acidic has  more H + OH-, therefore, has less oxygen.
Lets see  the comparison of oxygen over a drink of 350 milliliters:


The human body contains about 40 liters of water slightly alkaline. A glass of cola with a pH of 2.5 added to 40 liters of water with a pH of 7.4, down this pH to 4.6. Fortunately, our body's ability to maintain homeostasis of blood, prevents that a glass of cola may acidifies the blood to 4.6, would be fatal. The pH of a liquid is measured by a litmus paper or a special tester that changes color.

In another article will discuss the effects of drinking liquids of different pH for the human body and expand more the knowledge about alkaline effects .
However, before proceeding with the subject, let's take a conclusion of the above. All types of soft drinks are very acidic, particularly colas. To neutralize a glass of cola, it takes approximately 32 glasses of alkaline water with high pH.

The ability of the human body to maintain homeostasis of blood pH from 7.3 to 7.4 when we drink a highly acidic cola, is a wonderful fact.
We measure the pH of a liquid solution with a pH meter with litmus paper or a special tester that changes color in the pH changes.
If we had a special lens that showed all these colors, depending on the pH values, the world would be a different colorfully:

We can see this in the following  results and values:

Ph                                 Color
4                                     orange
5                                     yellow
6                                     green light
7                                     green
8                                     blue
9                                     dark blue
10                                   purple

We could find some spots with uneven coloring that could help diagnose the physical problem that a person have in particular.

Body                           Ph
Stomach Juice              1.5
Skin                             4.7
Saliva                           7.1
Cell                              7.1
Blood                           7.4
Pancreatic juice            8.8

In the next article we will continue  with this theme and  we are going to see how is the human body's efforts to maintain blood pH balance.


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