In recent years, many new to society products, services and other things have become increasingly popular , whether for a short time or not. Probably nothing is eternal and fashion is changing, but we must constantly keep up with it.
Something that will always be in fashion is to consume water often. It has many useful qualities and is a source of vitality and long life. All experts recommend that you take at least a liter and a half of water a day if you want to be healthy and energetic.
Here comes the question – What kind of water to drink? The possibilities are many – bottled, tap, plastic or glass bottle, high Ph or low…
There has been a lot of talk lately about alkaline water, which raises countless questions. Should we choose her? What kind of water is this? What is her Ph? In what cases is it used? How can it help us? Does it hurt us?
We will now discuss its content, its advantages and disadvantages, and for whom it is intended.
Let’s start with an explanation of the nature of Ph. From chemistry classes it is known that this is the hydrogen meter for solutions. It shows their acidity and alkalinity.
It also helps determine their chemical composition. The hydrogen meter is very important because it helps us determine the amount of hydrogen contained in the water we consume.
According to the hydrogen indicator we determine three types of solutions:
- Acid solution (from 0 to 7)
- Neutral solution (= 7)
- Alkaline solution (7 to 14)
Usually water has a Ph 7. It is neutral. However, that of alkaline water is over 7, hence its name. For it it is from 8 to 11 . Due to this fact it can neutralize the acidity in the human body.
It is important to mention that at very increased or decreased values of the hydrogen index water can have adverse reactions.
Alkaline water maintains optimal Ph levels and helps maintain the balance of chemicals in our body. Drinking alkaline water helps the body and has a positive effect on the buffering of acids and the washing of such residues in the body.
Some foods we eat every day are defined as acidifying. These are meats, starches, sugars, alcohol and other processed foods that put a lot of strain and stress on the body. Consumption of alkaline water has an active role because it regulates their effects, acting as a solvent for neutralized acidic leftovers.
Benefits of consuming alkaline water
As always, one looks with a great deal of distrust at the unknown. The case of alkaline water and its consequences do not stay far from this situation.
Many people question her qualities. They consider its promotion a publicity stunt and do not really know its essence.
- Effect on bones? Many studies show that alkaline water has an effect, even minimal, on bone health. It also reduces bone resorption (loss of bone substance in the body), comparing that in this case it is more effective than calcium-rich mineral water.
The case of osteoporosis is controversial (a metabolic disease of the skeleton in which the bones become thinner and lose their density, as a result of which they are more fragile and fragile). Studies show that acids do not directly cause the disease and alkaline water has no direct effect.
- I wonder if it can help fight the insidious disease – cancer. In reality, there is no study that can give a positive answer to this question. It is claimed that alkaline water may increase the effect of certain drugs prescribed to cancer patients. So far, however, its influence extends only to this.
- A study leads us to conclude that drinking alkaline water may be of additional benefit in the treatment of acid reflux . This is a disease in which the esophageal sphincter has a weakened tone and allows the contents of the stomach to “return” to the esophagus.
This disease can last for a long time and become gastroesophageal reflux disease. Alkaline water has been found to stop an enzyme called pepsin, which is linked to reflux disease and also reduces the acidity of stomach contents.
- Research suggests that drinking alkaline water may have benefits for people who have high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
- It is believed that alkaline water can help you slow down aging. Those who take alkaline water have a chance of a longer life expectancy.
- It will help
- It is a good helper of the immune system .
- People who drink alkaline water say they feel more energetic and able to work. Also – more positive.
- It is rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals.
Risks of alkaline water intake
Like anything, alkaline water carries risks. Before taking, make sure you are well acquainted.
- The high Ph of alkaline water can be the cause of occurrence of gastrointestinal problems or skin irritations.
- Alkaline water has the ability to lower the natural acidity of the stomach. However, this is not a positive effect, because it is this acidity that serves to destroy the bacteria in the stomach.
- Your body may not respond well and you may feel nauseous.
Detox with alkaline water
Detox with alkaline water is extremely easy You can buy water from a grocery store with Ph over 8, which is ideal for the purpose, or make one at home.
Specialized jugs are available on the market, but you can also use a simple recipe containing three ingredients. They are filtered water, Himalayan salt and lemon.
Add sliced lemon to the water without squeezing it, and to them – a teaspoon of salt. Leave to stand for 8 hours and it is ready for reception.
Consumption begins with a glass of alkaline water on an empty stomach in the morning , and then you can drink at any time of day. If you don’t like it, you can change it your way.
Useful and pleasant combinations of alkaline water:
- Water with high Ph improves the effect of vitamin C. You can take your daily dose of this vitamin with alkaline water or dissolve it in it.
- Another good idea is to combine water with citrus fruits in the form of fresh fruit or smoothies. Alkaline water successfully enhances the effectiveness of great fruits such as oranges and lemons, and they are great elements in an antioxidant diet.
- In alkaline detox, cut down on protein-rich foods, and focus on fruits and vegetables. This will increase magnesium in the cells, and it will help absorb the beneficial Vitamin D.
- Fruits and vegetables have a negative acid load. It improves the balance between sodium and potassium and has benefits for bone and muscle health. This can help prevent high blood pressure, strokes and other chronic diseases.
- Aim for a good balance between low and high acid foods and beverages. This balance between alkaline and acidic foods is considered to be 80 to 20. Excellent helpers for maintaining it are intake of pure alkaline water, fresh green juices and embarrassed.
Who is alkaline water suitable for?
It is suitable for both people and pets. It is important to monitor how your body will react when taken. When you drink alkaline water for the first time, you may experience mild symptoms that resemble those of the flu. Don’t worry, they go away within a week.
These symptoms occur due to the process of detoxification of the body, which causes the intake of alkaline water. Alkaline water molecules are in smaller clusters and therefore easily penetrate deeper into the tissues and excrete acidic wastes and toxins that accumulate in the body over time.
During the process of elimination from the body, these wastes and toxins cause side effects, such as:
- muscle pain
- runny nose and other symptoms.
People with a more sensitive body should start with minimal amounts of alkaline water a day. It is important to note that it is not suitable for the little ones. Not recommended for children under three years of age. It is good for them and they should drink only neutral water.
Why choose alkaline water?
Nowadays we use different sources of water such as private wells or urban water supply networks, but in them it is treated in some way.
Increasingly, we need to add something to it to remove unwanted contaminants. Before the natural composition of water has managed to fight the emergence of bacteria and other microorganisms.
Today, however, we observe them in fresh water. It turns out that much of the water is no longer naturally useful to us and we must find an option to get the necessary amount of it that will affect us well.
We advise you to start detox with alkaline water. Create a diet and drinks combined with alkaline water to make you feel full of energy and alive.