To avoid illnesses and maintain excellent health, the body must have a pH equilibrium. The pH of your body affects whether its fluids are more acidic or alkaline. Your risks of contracting a chronic disease reduce when your body is in an alkaline state. Your chance of developing chronic illnesses, gaining weight, having tooth and gum problems, and experiencing pain and inflammation rises if your body is more frequently in an acidic condition than a neutral one.
Your body is in good health when it has a pH level of 7.0 or above on a scale from negative 4.5 to positive 9.5. The pH of 7.365, which is just barely alkaline, is the equilibrium that your body constantly strives to maintain.
Tip: Your diet should contain 80% alkaline-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods to achieve a healthy lifestyle balance.