Alkaline Water: What is it anyway?
So you may have heard of alkaline water, but be wondering just what it is and what all the hype is about. Well below we’ll answer some of these questions and let you in on just what makes alkaline water so special.
Alkaline water is water that has been put through a process of ionization. What this means is that the water becomes slightly more alkaline than acidic and has negatively charged ions in it.
Because the body is meant to be more alkaline in a state of health, many people believe that drinking alkaline water can greatly improve health and heal a variety of common ailments. Because our diets tend to be heavily acidic, these proponents believe that alkaline water is a very important countermeasure.
Alkaline water has a pH of about 8. Though the brand or type of water ionizer you use may vary this result, most will be at least at a 7.
Whatever the case, alkaline or ionized water is believed to help with asthma, hydration, indigestion, colon health, and improve overall fitness and wellness.
The ionized or alkalinized water can be used for all drinking and cooking requirements. You can choose to have this water delivered or buy a machine that filters it for you.
For those who feel that alkaline water holds the secret to good health, the initial expense of a water ionizer is a small price to pay. While some people feel that the claims are overstated, there are at least a variety of anecdotal stories of people who have benefited greatly from drinking this water.
Not only can the water help to improve health, but it tastes better than anything you’ll get out of your tap as well. If you don’t drink water because of the taste, or spend your money on bottled water, buying a water filtration system like an ionizer can be a benefit to both the environment and your pocketbook. In the long run, investing in a water filtration system will save you a good deal of money over purchasing bottled water.
Proponents of alkaline water say that drinking this water will help to reverse the signs of aging, detoxify the body, purify your organs, energize you and revitalize your skin. It is also said to have a host of antioxidant properties and to be full of oxygen. While scientific evidence is still unavailable, for some this water seems to have made a very important difference in their health.
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