Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alkaline pH of Blood: Benefits


Blood pH Level - The Benefits Of Alkaline pH Blood

We are all born with a very high alkaline blood pH of 7.4. Over the years as we age this pH level gets more acidic. An acidic environment is like a magnet for all diseases. It also speeds up the aging process. So if the aging process is to be slowed down and lost years regained then one must work towards an increased pH.

Alkaline blood can be achieved only by consuming alkaline food and drinking alkaline water. What we eat is who we are. So if one eats vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, cabbages, lettuce and so on we will be making our alkaline blood better. On the other hand consuming acidic foods leaves our blood acidic. All the toxins from within our body are expelled out of the
urine or by sweating. So if these toxins do not get a release, our body cells fall prey to them and begin ageing. Ever wondered why younger people are more energetic that older ones. Well! The answer is simple. Younger people carry more hydroxyl ions than hydrogen ions. The former gives oxygen while the later is an oxygen taker. More oxygen means added energy. There is thus a great need to eat alkaline foods so as to release more oxygen and thus derive more energy from it.

Keeping a high blood pH simply keeps the oxygen levels high in our arteries and so prevents the cells from degeneration and therefore aging.

Another good example of benefits of alkaline blood is arthritis and gout prevention as well as cure. Uric acid is not easily dissolvable. Water, alcohol as well as ether all fail to dissolve uric acid, but it easily dissolves in alkaline salts and alkaline water. Thus alkaline blood helps rid the body of uric acid which is the root cause of arthritis and gout. These ailments are caused by uric acid deposits between the joints of the body. The older we get the more likely we are to suffer from arthritis and similar diseases. This is because the older we gets the more our alkaline blood drops its alkalinity thus resulting in uric acid deposits in the body.


When our body gets sluggish and weak we refer to it as the aging process. But this aging is caused by deposits of acids at various points in the body. If we can rid the body of the various wastes and toxins we shall be able to slow down the aging process. This is called anti aging. Only alkaline blood will be able to flush all the toxins and wastes out of the body.

Therefore an alkaline blood pH of at least 7.4 must be maintained. To maintain a high alkaline blood pH at least 80% of our total food intake must comprise of alkaline foods and no more than a maximum of 20 % acidic foods. To sum up it would be best to say that alkaline blood is in direct indirect proportion to aging. The more the alkalinity of blood the less we will age.

Discover How Alkaline Blood pH Works and Why An Alkaline Diet Is Highly Recommended for your Health, including Free Alkaline Foods Chart & Alkaline Recipes.

Foods category depending upon acidic or alkaline in nature:

Acid-Alkaline Forming Foods
Foods may be classified in relation to the metabolic process as acid alkaline. Alkali's are soluble salts and acids are corrosive agents which have trouble combining with other things. A balanced diet contains 35% acid forming foods and 65% alkaline.

Highly Alkaline
Beans String, Banana speckled, Dandelion greens, Dates, Figs, Prune, Raisins, Swiss Chard.

Fig. pH Food Chart
High Alkaline
Almonds, Avocado, Banana-Yellow, Bean Fresh, Beet, Blackberries, Carrot, Chives, Cranberries, Endive, Grapes Sour, Kale, Peach dried, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Plum, Raspberries, Spinach.

Neutral Oils
Cold Pressed, Expeller Pressed, Almond, Avocado, Coconut, Canola, Cottonseed, Linseed, Olive, Safflower, Sesame, Soy, Sunflower, Walnut.

Alkaline
Agar, Alfalfa, Apple & Fresh Apple Cider, Apricot fresh, Artichokes globe, Bamboo shoots, Bean snap, Beans sprouted, Berries most, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherries, Chestnuts, Chicory, Coconut Milk, Collards, Corn fresh and sweet, Cucumbers, Daikon, Eggplant, Escarole, Garlic, Ginger root, Gooseberry,
Grapefruit, Guava, Horseradish fresh and raw, Kelp, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lemon and Peel, Lettuce, Lime, Loganberry, Mango, Melons, Milk raw, Acidophilus Yogurt, Whey.

Highly Acid
Alcohol, Artichoke root, Barley, Bread, Buckwheat, Caffeine, Coffee, Corn, dry and products, Custards, Drugs, Flour all, Ginger preserved, Honey, Lentil dry, Mate, Millet, Oatmeal, Peanuts, Rice all, Rye Grain, Soy Bread, Soy noodles, Sorghum, grain, Spaghetti and other Pasta, Sugar Cane, raw beet, Tobacco, Walnut (English), Wheat grain.

Acid
Asparagus, Beans dried, Cashews, Coconut dried, Cranberry Juice and concentrate, Egg yolk, Filbert, Fruit Jellies (Jams Canned, Sulphured, Sugared, Dried), Grapes Sweet, Pasteurized Milk Products, Dry Peas, Pecans, Plums Damson, Tofu fries, Water-chestnuts.

Acid Fats
Butter, Cream, Margarine, Lard.

Acid/Alkaline (pH) are the two characteristic conditions of blood and cell solution. Any solution is either more acid or more alkaline. If Acidic Characteristics dominate, the solution is acid. However there is no absolute acid or alkaline. An Acid solution always contains some alkaline factors, and a alkaline solution always contains some acid factors. Neutrality is an ideal condition in which the amour of acid and alkalinity is equal. It is an ideal state, and not realistic. In reality, what we eat or drink is always more acid or alkaline.

All natural foods contain both acid and alkaline forming elements. In some, acid forming elements dominate, in others alkaline forming elements dominate. According to modern biochemistry, it is not the organic matter of foods which leave acid or alkaline residues in the body. The inorganic matter (sulphur, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium) determines the acidity or alkalinity of the body fluids. Food comparatively rich in acid forming elements are acid forming foods, those comparatively rich in alkaline forming elements are alkaline forming foods.

Acidic condition inhibits nerve action, alkalinity stimulates nerve action. One who has a balanced condition can think and act (decide) well. A balanced food plan is a great help in maintaining the pH balance of the blood; however it does not reveal results in a day or two. It takes a longer time to show the effect. Cold showers make the blood alkaline, while hot showers make the blood acid. If the blood develops a more acidic condition, then our body inevitably deposits these excess acidic substances in some area of the body such so that the blood will be able to maintain an alkaline condition. As this tendency continues, such areas increase in acidity and some cells die; then these dead cells themselves turn into acids. However, some other cells may adapt in that environment. In other words, instead of dying as normal cells do in a acid environment, some cells survive by becoming abnormal cells. These abnormal cells are called malignant cells. Malignant cells do not correspond with brain function nor with our own DNA memory code. Therefore, malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order.

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