We now understand that many modern-day chronic diseases are the result of the accumulation of acids in your body. When there is too much acid in your stomach, it will eventually move into your bloodstream, increasing the acidity of your entire body. The easiest way to counter this acidity is to follow a more natural, alkaline diet and drink alkaline or “ionized” water to help balance your pH and improve your health.
Since your body is over 70% water, you should already be drinking eight to ten glasses of water every day to stay hydrated. By simply switching from tap water to alkaline water, you will be taking positive steps to develop and maintain a healthy saturation of Hydrogen or pH balance.
There are many ways to incorporate drinking alkaline water into your current lifestyle. You can purchase bottled alkaline water at your local supermarkets or health stores. A more sustainable method would be to increase your own water pH at home through alkaline machines or portable alkaline sticks.
Benefits of Alkaline Water
Alkaline water can improve your health by:
- Reducing Anxiety – Stress increases the acidity of your body and more acid creates even more stress and anxiety. Drinking alkaline water can help reduce acidity, reducing the production of stress hormones and anxiety.
- Providing Antioxidants – Antioxidants slow the aging process by “fighting” free radicals, the toxins found in food, water and air. Free radicals attack healthy cells by robbing them of oxygen. Antioxidants provide “extra” oxygen molecules that help prevent the destruction of healthy cells. The antioxidants in alkaline water are easily assimilated as they are in liquid form.
- Cleansing Your Colon – Alkaline water promotes the release of waste and toxins that accumulate along the lining of your intestinal walls. Your digestive system is where many health issues arise, as well as the origin of your immune system, so it is important for overall health to remove toxins from your intestines and colon, according to Dr Natura. Alkaline water also helps to flush and eliminate these waste products and toxins once released.
- Cleansing Your Skin – Drinking alkaline water helps cleanse your skin of waste and toxins. When your body and your skin are pH balanced, both are better able to absorb vital nutrients ensuring your skin is soft, supple and hydrated.
- Weight Loss – High acidity and stress hormones released promote fat storage. Balancing the acidity of your body can break down fatty cells and improve digestion, resulting in weight loss. Alkaline water is effective as it is more readily absorbed.
- Increasing Energy – A slower metabolism and fatigue are often side effects of too much acid in your system which dehydrates and depletes your body. Alkaline water, with its high oxygen content and ability to detoxify, cleanse, and hydrate, naturally boosts your metabolism and raises your energy levels.