Maintaining good health is not as difficult as you think. The body, as
you probably know from your school days, has built-in mechanisms
for taking care of itself. The problem is that people sometimes forget
that for these built-in mechanisms to work, they are to maintain a
certain diet as each and every one of the nutrients they get from foods
they eat contributes to the maintenance of a body chemistry that
allows the body to function smoothly. Get all the info you need here.
This course on healthy body chemistry helps you understand what
balanced body chemistry is and what it does for optimum body
performance and sustaining good health. Here, you will learn about
the chemicals the body produces and the impacts of these chemicals
in your body. With this knowledge, you will have a good idea which
types of foods to include in your diet and those you better avoid.
The term body chemistry applies to all processes that occur inside the
body from heartbeats to production of cells. All these processes are
made possible by the chemicals that the body produces. From this
definition of body chemistry, we can define balanced body chemistry
as having the right amounts of chemicals that support the proper
functioning of the body.
The health of a person is said to be good when his body chemistry is
well balanced. To attain and maintain this balance, your body
continually needs the nutrients provided by the food that you eat. You
get proteins (amino acids), vitamin, minerals and fats which are used
for maintaining and sustaining the operations of the body. Too much
or too little of these nutrients could lead to health problems.
How does body chemistry affects your body? Every day, your
biochemistry constantly changes. It changes when you eat, study,
work, exercise, and sleep. When you eat, the sugar in your blood
increases; after jogging your heart rate goes faster, or your blood
pressure rises after arguing with somebody.
Whatever you do that leads to changes creates either a balance or
imbalance in your body chemistry which means that these changes
can be damaging or beneficial.
When your weight is just about right, meaning you are neither fat nor
thin, your blood pressure is normal and you do not suffer from any
kind of health problems; then, you have balanced body chemistry.
Conversely, when you weigh more or less than you should, you are
likely to have abnormal blood pressure and suffer from various health
problems; then, you have imbalanced body chemistry.
What is a balanced pH and why is it important to balance
One of the most important aspects that contribute to body chemistry
balance or imbalance is the amount of acid/akaline in your body. PH
is the unit of measuring the acid or alkaline content in your body. A
pH level lower than 7 means your body contains more acid while
more than seven means your body contains more alkaline. The
neutral pH level is 7.
It has been proven medically that when your urine and saliva is a bit
over 7 PH level, your body works the best, although your blood PH is
slightly alkaline. It is in this pH level that the body is equipped to
fend off fatigue and illnesses. Your metabolism works well and you
are able to keep your suitable weight.
A body suffering from over-acidity could face dangerous health
problems over a long term because your body, to counter the acidity,
is forced to get nutrients from your vital organs, weakening your body
until it's no longer able to perform its tasks.
Now that you already know the importance of balanced body
chemistry, you will find the next chapters even more helpful.