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April 30, 2016

What Is Your Body’s pH Balance and Why Is It Important To Maintain It?

Do you remember those deodorant ads? Strong enough for a man, but pH balanced for a woamn… Well, this wasn't just a smooth marketing tactic, but also something we as women should be concerned about. Daily Times Monitor proposes:

Let's break it down for you – pH is essentially ‘potential hydrogen', used to describe the acid-alkaline ratio in your body ranging from zero to 14! Your body is constantly struggling to find equilibrium between the two.

“Foods that reduce the pH of your body are known to be acidic and cause acidity and heartburn, while the ones that increase the pH are alkaline in nature and help the body heal,” explains Prachi Sanghavi of MyDietist app.

If you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, regurgitation, nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms and numbness these are major signs that your pH is off balance.

Yeesh! This definitely answers some of my concerns, but is there anything we can do to better our situation?

“Alkalising agents like green juice, leafy greens, cucumber, lemons, melons and chia seeds – they will boost your energy, help you sleep better, slow down ageing, protect against cancer and keep your mind sharp! Of your daily diet, 3/4th should be made up of alkaline foods,” says Sanghavi.

Wonderful! So the old adage, “Remember to eat your greens!” that has been said to us by our mothers and grandmothers stands the test of time and shown to be true. But don't just take my word for it: Read more…

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