The PH: what is it and why is it important?
When we talk about pH, we mean the scale for evaluating the character of a liquid or a gaseous element. The scale has values ranging from 0 to 14: if the pH of a solution is lower than 7 we speak of an acid solution, if instead the pH will be higher than 7 we speak of a basic solution. Generally, if the solution has a precise value of 7 on the pH scale, it is called pure distilled water at 25 ° C. The pH symbol was invented in the early 1900s by a Danish chemist named Søren Sørensen.
The acidity or basicity of a liquid can be measured in two ways: electrically or chemically. In the first case, an electronic instrument called a pH meter is used; in the second case, indicators are used that change their color according to the pH of the substance. These indicators include digital colorimeters, litmus papers and chemical kit tests.
How to improve the pH with food.
In a diet rich in acidic foods such as meats, cheeses, carbonated drinks and alcohol, the body will lose all those useful minerals such as magnesium and calcium. This loss of minerals can lead to a general state of discomfort in the body and the onset of chronic acidosis. However, there is a diet called alkaline , capable of restoring the body's acid-base balance and preventing the loss of minerals.
Generally, the metabolism produces a large amount of acids: volatile and fixed. Volatile acids are eliminated by breathing, fixed ones are removed by the kidneys. In the case of an excessive production of acid metabolites, metabolic acidosis can arise which, among the symptoms, includes nausea, vomiting, lethargy, headache and, in the heaviest cases, it leads to coma and bone fractures. The alkaline diet is rich in fruits and vegetables, foods rich in fiber, vitamins and with high antioxidant properties. These foods help, in their own small way, to prevent clinical pathologies such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity.
To alkalize the body it is advisable to eat a lot of vegetables with dark green leaves such as beets or spinach, reduce the intake of foods such as refined flours or animal derivatives such as cheeses and meats, opt for organic foods in order to avoid chemicals and pesticides. To maintain the alkaline pH , in addition to a specific diet, it is advisable to maintain a healthy lifestyle, avoid stress, sleep for at least 8 hours a day and exercise moderately.
Drinks to improve the pH.
To increase your pH it is recommended to take different drinks, among which we find ionized water : this type of water can be obtained by installing an ionizer of alkaline water directly on your home tap. This ionizer filters the water and at the same time increases its pH. Lemon also has a high alkalizing action, so starting the day by drinking a glass of warm water combined with lemon juice extracted directly from the citrus fruit is a great step to improve your pH. Green tea, herbal teas, extracts and smoothies (based on fruits such as apples, bananas, pears, mangoes, pineapples, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, figs, plums, papaya and avocado) are also excellent drinks to take if there is a need to improve the pH.
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