What does alkaline or alkalizing mean?
Your body’s pH is measured in terms of alkalinity or acidity through your saliva and blood. Alkalinity means your pH is higher than 7 on a scale from 1-14, with 7 being neutral and lower than 7 being acidic. The ideal pH for blood is 7.4 and saliva is 7.2 to 8.4. Alkalinity is known by many health experts to be a state in which your body functions with optimal health and balance. Acidic conditions in the body, on the other hand, have been linked to pain, inflammation, obesity, and many other serious health issues. Most people live in a highly acidic state due to their diet and lifestyle choices. The most acid-forming foods include: animal protein, dairy, caffeine, processed foods, alcohol and sugar. The most alkaline-forming foods include: wheatgrass, barley grass, greens like kale, algaes like spirulina, chlorella, and kelp, all vegetables especially celery and cucumbers along with lemons and almonds among others.