The term pH is basically the balance of a substance between alkalinity and acidity. When it comes to your body’s pH level, whether it is in one direction or the other way, either way, it may be dangerous and have negative health consequences.
You can check your body’s pH level at home using a pH strip easily available at medical stores. In this article, we will tell you that how you can check your body’s pH at home.
You’ll need the following two things.
- pH strip.
- A spoon.
Step No 1
The first important step to check your body’s pH level at home is to buy a pH strip which is available at several medical stores, to analyze the levels using saliva. You have to avoid eating or drinking before starting the test and don’t brush your teeth 30 minutes before the test as well.
Swallow a couple of times to remove saliva from the mouth. This also promotes the production of new saliva. Spit onto a plastic spoon.
Step No 2
Dip the pH test strip into the saliva. Remove the test strip and wait for the color to change. Compare the color of the test strip with the table included in the package or if it is not there you can check it from the internet or you can consult any doctor nearby. An ideal range is between 6.8 and 7.2. Keep the test chart for a couple of weeks to determine your pH level.
Step No 3
Another very basic method to find out your pH is in your urine. Just put the second-morning urination into a container (the first is very acidic so you should waste it) and use pH indicator paper (you can get it from places that sell products for laboratories). The ideal pH for humans is between 7.35 and 7.5 you can see the chart. If the value is lower, you are acidic and should change your habits to become more alkaline.
Step No 4
Once you get your pH, this is just the beginning, as this value changes very often. Your body can become acidic for many reasons but the main reasons are.
- A diet without raw vegetables or fruit.
- A diet rich in starch, fat, sugar and/or processed foods.
- Lack of aerobic exercise.
- Leading a sedentary lifestyle.
- Leading a stressful life.
Step No 5
When your pH level is acidic, your body will tell you in different ways. The most common ones are getting nervous, being irritable, pain in your body, suffering migraine, pain in the digestive tract, acid sweat, contracting fungal infections easily and even suffering from insomnia. The good thing for your health is that your pH level should be as alkaline as possible. To achieve this, you should follow these tips.
- Must add raw vegetables to your diet.
- Drink water, at least 2 liters per day.
- Exercise at least 3 times a week.
- Avoid drinks with alcohol.
- Avoid stress and learn to relax.
- Avoid regular consumption of fizzy drinks.
- Avoid white flour and sugar.
Becoming “alkaline” is very simple, and is well worth it.