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Why We Need To Be Drinking More Water
90% of human blood is comprised of water and that is the best thing to be drinking to keep your body in balance. If you are drinking acidic fluids such as coffee, soda, energy drinks, and alcohol your body has to deal with that extra acidity to keep your blood and body in balance. One way your body deals with the extra acidity is your phosphate buffer system which uses calcium phosphate salts, (structural components of your bones and teeth) to neutralize acids. Every time your body fluids are exposed to acid-forming liquids, your body will draw upon its calcium phosphate reserves to supply your phosphate buffer system to neutralize the acid-forming effects of your diet. Over time, this will lead to structural weakness in your bones and teeth.
Not only is it bad for your bones and teeth, it also takes a great amount of energy to normalize your body’s pH. So those coffee’s and energy drinks that may give you a short burst of energy are actually reducing the amount of energy your body can produce and use for your everyday life. The best thing you can be doing for your body is to be drinking clean natural spring water with a neutral to alkaline pH.
Water makes up 70% of the body. This comes to approximately forty-four quarts for the average adult. Among other things, water has three critical functions:
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What Is pH And How Does The pH Scale Work?
The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is.
The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral. A pH less than 7 is acidic. A pH greater than 7 is basic (or alkaline). The pH scale is logarithmic and as a result, each whole pH value below 7 is ten times more acidic than the next higher value. For example, a liquid that has a pH of 6 is ten times more acidic than a liquid that has a pH of 7, and a liquid with a pH of 5 is one hundred times more acidic than pure water (7pH). The same holds true for pH values above 7, each of which is ten times more alkaline than the next lower whole value. For example, pH 10 is ten times more alkaline than pH 9 and 100 times (10 times 10) more alkaline than pH 8.
In terms of body pH balance, there is no one “correct” reading for the entire body. For instance, healthy human skin has an approximate pH of 5.5 (slightly acidic). Saliva, on the other hand, has a pH of around 6.5–7.4 (teetering on either side of neutral). Your digestive tract’s pH can range from 1.5 to 7.0, depending on what stage of digestion is underway. And when the body is in good working order, human blood reveals a narrow pH window of about 7.35–7.45 (slightly alkaline). Other parts of a healthy, well-functioning body will show still other pH readings.
Why is this?
It’s all part of the same body, so why wouldn’t a person’s acid–alkaline balance be the same all over? Because different parts of our bodies serve different purposes. Each of these purposes and their related processes requires a particular acid–alkaline environment for optimum function. The human blood should be slightly alkaline in order to build an alkaline reserve for acid-forming conditions such as stress, lack of exercise, or poor dietary habits. What you put into your mouth has a major contributing factor of your pH balance.
How much water are you drinking each day? If you have increased your water intake, what positive benefits have you noticed? Please share with us in the comments below!
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