PART 1 - The Surprising Truth about Alkalinity
Today’s standard diet seems to be filled with refined sugars, excess sodium, chemical additives, processed foods etc not to mention the excess stress and lack of sleep which many believe attribute to a condition known as acidosis – a process causing increased acidity in the blood and other tissues, which may be associated with health conditions such as heart problems, altered hormones status and the loss of muscle or bone and general bad health, which has got a lot of people talking about alkalised water, so what is Alkalised water and is it beneficial or just another trend?
To understand how alkalised water can benefit us we need a basic understanding of what pH is. pH is a measure of the hydrogen concentration in solution, remember that pH Chart from high school that runs from 0-14? Don’t worry we aren’t going to get very technical here, you just need to remember that the scale runs from 0-14, Neutral pH is 7.0, pH lower than 7.0 is acidic and greater than 7.0 is alkaline.
How does pH affect me?
Our saliva ranges between 6.8-7.4, while your urine is normally a lot more acidic. For good health, our bodies need to be slightly more alkaline between 7.3 and 7.45. Drinking things like soft drinks have a low pH of around 3.0, whereas tap water has a pH of 7.0, Alkalised water has a much higher alkalinity of 9.0-10.0 pH. In Layman’s terms, eating and drinking foods with low pH (acidic) leads to poor health and eating and drinking foods with high pH (alkaline) leads to good health.
Some health experts believe that the pH balance of our bodies is extremely important, it is believed that most people are too acidic. An understanding of how to keep your blood in an alkaline range is important for maintaining good health.
You put junk in …… junk comes out, by eating a more alkaline diet such as leafy greens, wheatgrass, veggies, sprouts, avocados, juicing, green smoothies & soupsKeeping your bodies pH at the right level is a not mathematical scale based on arithmetic, pH operates on a logarithmic scale with multiples of 10. Therefore, it takes ten times the amount of alkalinity to neutralise the acid. A jump from 7.2 to 7.3 doesn’t seem like a lot but in actuality, it will take ten times the amount of alkalinity to neutralize. 7 to 5 = 100 times. 7 to 4 = 1000 times. 7 to 3 = 10,000 times. Get the picture?
as opposed to an acidic diet such as food high in animal products, processed carbs, refined sugar, coffee as well as booze & cigs the end POSITIVE result will be that over time your body will better absorb chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and oxygen leading to better health.