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Understanding the pH Scale and Its Role in Our Body

The pH scale, ranging from 0 to 14, plays a vital role in our bodies. At the opposite ends of the scale, we have 0 representing extreme acidity and 14 for total alkalinity, with 7 as neutral territory. The middle ground, neutral territory, sits comfortably at seven.

The Importance of pH Balance in the Body

A healthy body isn't all about being 'neutral.' Different parts of our system thrive under varying levels of acidity or alkalinity. It's like throwing a party - everyone has their preferred music volume; too loud or soft doesn't cut it.

Blood, for instance, slightly leans towards being more alkaline, with an optimal level between 7.35 and 7.45.

The Role of Acidic Environment in the Stomach

Your stomach prefers heavy metal over classical tunes – metaphorically speaking. With a natural pH falling between 1 and 3, it’s an acidic rock star that helps break down food into digestible pieces while also fighting off harmful pathogens.

Last updated: Apr 29, 2024 15:53 PM