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Acid Vs. Alkaline Why Having a Correct pH Balance Is SO Important

January 14, 20159 min
Having an out of whack pH level can be the reason you may be feeling sick, sluggish, and unhealthy.Having a balanced pH balance is a top priority for your health. The pH stands for power (or potential) of hydrogen, a measurement of hydrogen ion concentration in your body.Keeping your hydrogen regulated with the acidity and alkalinity can help keep a healthy balance within your body.The pH scale ranges from one to 14, with a seven as a neutral. If your pH is below a seven, you have more acidity in your body. This can cause kidney and lung complications, osteoporosis, muscle loss, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.If you have a pH higher than seven, you have too much alkaline, which can cause your body to stop metabolizing essential nutrients, you can experience dyhydration, and your blood may not carry enough oxygen. To keep a healthy pH balance can be extremely difficult, but it can be done through healthy eating and lifestyle habits.What are some foods that are high in alkaline and help boost your pH?

Carrots
Green tea
Kale
Cabbage
Lemon
Onion

What are some foods that are highly acidic and lower your pH?

Meat: beef, pork, chicken, turkey
Coffee
Soda
Alcohol

What else do you need to know about balancing your pH levels?Holistic health advocates, John & Karen Podlasek join Dr. Holly to discuss what pH is, and why it's so important to have a healthy pH balance in your body for a healthy, happy life.

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