Juice & pH and You. Does it really matter?
Your body is a machine that maintains homeostasis – no matter what. The blood pH needs to be between 7.35-7.45 for operations to work within your body. No matter what you put in your body, you will maintain this pH unless you have a serious medical condition.
So why is there so much centered around the keywords of juice and pH this and alkaline that?
The truth is that most people probably are just regurgitating information they’ve heard or read “somewhere.”
Going back to the concept of homeostasis, your body will do anything to regulate its pH. This means anything. If your body is under severe acidic stress, it will actually draw calcium ions from the bones to regulate pH. This is definitely not ideal and can lead to a host of additional problems – from the kidneys to weak bones.
If you eat a balanced diet, focusing on a whole-foods, plant-based derivatives, your body will not need to be so stressed in its efforts to maintain homeostasis. You may just see some extra focus, and less fatigue. Because your body isn’t working just to be able to operate. It’s operating to be able to work.
As a general rule of thumb, most plant-based nutrition will help promote that slightly alkaline environment in the body. Even citrus fruits are alkaline to the body after digestion. The opposite goes for animal products and animal by-products. So think about your meals on your plates. If your plate is full of animal or animal-based items, you may be putting unnecessary stress on your body to maintain homeostasis. Make some adjustments and see how you feel.
The big key is to eliminate the bad. Your body will respond when you do this much quicker than continuing the bad and adding some good. Raw living juice – assuming it’s created using organic ingredients – is the best way to introduce high amounts of nutrition to the body to give it the tools it needs to operate and remained balanced.
At Cold off the Press, we strive to create our products to help you first. In this day and age, most people really don’t have the time to dedicate 8-10 hours a week juicing, or spending the additional time to figure out what they should be juicing. That is why we exist. We continue to strive for excellence in our production lab to earn your trust in that your dollars are well spent with us. And we appreciate you giving us the chance to be part of your healthy routine. It truly is an honor.