Alkaline Water

May 18, 2014

 

"Disease can not live in an alkaline body" Dr. Otto Warburg

 

Alkaline water has a higher pH level than plain tap water, and it helps neutralize acid in your bloodstream, boosts your metabolism and helps your body absorb nutrients more effectively. It can prevent disease and slow the aging process. There are life changing benefits of adding alkaline water to your daily life.

 

Tap water is a healthier option than soft drinks but according to the Environmental Working Group, there have been 315 pollutants found in America's tap water since 2004, and over half of these pollutants are completely unregulated and can legally exist in any amount.

 

Bottled water is not guaranteed to be any healthier than tap water. Often the only difference is the added minerals which have no proven health benefits. A four-year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that 1/3 of the bottled water tested contains levels of contamination which exceed allowable limits. Bottled water can also be slightly acidic, which may affect your body's pH balance.

 

Reverse Osmosis is a filtering process, but the problem with this process is that dangerous chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, and chlorine are molecularly smaller than water and can pass freely through the filter. Reverse osmosis removes healthy, naturally occurring water minerals. These minerals not only provide good taste, they also serve a vital function in the body's system. When stripped of these minerals, water can be unhealthy. 

 

How to make alkaline water?

 

1- Add fresh lemon to your drinking water.

 

2- Add 1/8 tbsp baking soda to an 8 oz. glass of water. Baking soda has a high alkaline content. When the baking soda mixes with the water, it increases the alkaline properties of the water.

If you are on a low sodium diet, do not use baking soda since it is high in sodium.

 

3- Add pH drops to your water. There are several brands on the market that can be purchased at health food stores or online. Follow the directions on the bottle.

 

4- Get an alkaline water machine. I would highly recommend the Enagic’s Kangen Water™ in-home units.  http://www.enagic.com/shop/en/machines.html

 

Always test the pH of your water again using a test strip to be sure the water's pH level is where you want it. Remember, fresh lemon water will test acidic before you drink it but will become alkaline during digestion.

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