How to Prevent Acidic pH Levels
The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Numbers lower than 7 signify acidic pH levels. Higher numbers represent alkaline levels. The pH of our blood should be slightly alkaline, right around 7.4. If the blood pH becomes overly acidic, a number of health problems can possibly be triggered. Extremely high blood acidity is known as acidosis. Test your body’s pH with saliva test strips and take steps to prevent acidic pH levels.
Begin drinking water that is alkaline and ionized. Alkaline water will neutralize acids that are built up in your body. A water ionizer machine can be connected to your faucet or you can add a pH booster to distilled water.
Avoid eating animal products. Animal proteins are acid producing. Avoid eating processed foods such as white flour and sugar. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Soy products are especially known for being alkalinizing.
Avoid stimulants. Do not smoke cigarettes and reduce the amount of coffee, tea and alcohol you consume.
Deal with stress and anxiety as emotional strain can trigger acidification. Find ways to relax, such as having quiet, alone time, doing yoga, taking hot baths, reading or getting massages. Avoid stressful situations and people.
Make sure you are participating in a healthy amount physical activity on a daily basis. Too little, as well as too much physical activity can trigger acidification. Make sure you are getting exercise, but do not overexert yourself.
Take A and B vitamins as well as potassium to help maintain a healthy blood pH level.