It’s one thing talkling about the acid and alkaline diet and figuring out how alkaline your diet is, but it’s quite another really understanding what level you’re body’s pH level is right now.
Why Test pH Level?
The easiest way is probably by testing your urine pH – by regularly testing your pH levels you can analyse the effects of the acid alkaline diet. While this is in no case necessary to successfully follow the acid alkaline diet – seeing improvements always help with motivation and can help you adjust the foods you eat depending on the pH levels you’re seeing.
If you are testing your pH levels, it is recommended you do so in the morning. Testing pH levels in your body can be done daily.
How To Test pH Level?
Testing pH levels in your body can be done easily by either using saliva or urine.
Use a test strip or rip a three-inch piece off of the roll. When measuring urine, release about two seconds worth of urine before placing the pH strip into the urine stream (the initial urine stream is more acidic from sitting in your body so won’t give an accurate reading). When the pH strip is moistened check results agains the pH chart on the box. This will show you the pH level of your body. It’s best to take note of the reading, so you can compare your daily pH levels and see whether there is any improvement.
pH strips can also be used to see how the food and drink affect your system by measuring your pH levels two hours after eating.
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What To Do After You Check Your Body’s pH Level
Your blood is slightly alkaline, with a pH between 7.35 and 7.45. This is regulated by the body.
In terms of ph test results, your ideal urine pH level should be between 6.5 to 7.5. If you choose to measure the pH level of your saliva, ideally readings should be between 7.0 to 7.5.
These are guidelines and will fluctuate naturally so you might have to check your body’s pH level later on if readings are not what you expected, and if you have any concerns you should always seek medical advise.