From the brain to the gut, the human body is a finely balanced system of chemicals, bacteria and cells.
One of the easiest ways to tell that this fine balance is out of whack is to look at your body’s pH level. And what exactly is your body’s pH level? What does it mean? How do you know it’s gone out of balance?
Let’s break it down.
What is it?
Simply put, it’s the measure of acidity and alkalinity. Both are important in their own way. Your stomach, for example, requires high acidity to digest foods, while your immune system relies on alkalinity.
What does it mean?
The pH scale runs from 0 to 14.The lower the number, the higher the level of acidity. A perfect, neutral balance is found at 7 – This is the level your body aims to maintain as it provides your various systems with the correct environment to function. But what often happens is that the body gets pushed into a state of overall acidity, which can have damaging effects.
Signs Your Body Is Too Acidic
It’s not as intuitive as measuring your temperature or spilling some blood on a pH strip, like you’d find in a laboratory.
No, instead you need to look closer at the way your body is functioning.
Sign #1 – Excess Weight
Having too much acid in your body causes it to produce more insulin and therefore, store more fat.
Your body’s detox systems are unable to deal with the overwhelming amount of acid in your body and pushes it back into your fat tissues, where it clings to cells.
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