Alkaline water has become a popular supplement for weight loss. It’s recommended by doctors, athletes and
even pop stars like Mya, who gets her alkaline water from a Life Ionizer. Online, you can find many testimonials from people who lost weight after starting to drink alkaline water. But lost in all the buzz about alkaline water for weight loss is the most important question of all: Why does alkaline water cause you to lose weight? Several studies suggest that the answer may lie in your gut bacteria.
Microbes in your gut can encourage weight gain
Your gut contains millions of microbes, some are helpful, but some are not. Beneficial probiotic microbes, called Bacteroidetes, help convert food into energy. Harmful bacteria convert food into fat for storage in the body, release toxins into the digestive tract, and damage the digestive system.
Overweight people tend to have an imbalance in the microbes in their gut, an imbalance which heavily favors a microbe that converts food into fat called Firmicutes. This microbe is neither totally beneficial or totally harmful: Whether it’s helpful or hurtful depends on your diet. If you eat a high fat, high carb diet (and don’t burn it off) Bacteroidetes dwindle and Firmicutes flourish – and you gain weight. If you switch to a low carb, low fat diet, Firmicutes dwindle and Bacteroidetes flourish – and you lose weight.
How alkaline water supports a healthy balance of microbes in the gut
The beneficial probiotic microbes in your gut are called anaerobes because they hate oxidation. For those good microbes to flourish, you need an antioxidative environment in the gut. Ionized alkaline water that has high antioxidant potential has been shown in studies to have the potential to tip the oxidative balance in your gut in favor of the beneficial microbes.
The harmful microbes in your gut are called aerobes, they thrive in an oxidative environment – the opposite of the beneficial microbes. Because of this, ionized alkaline water has the potential to create an environment in your intestines that suppresses harmful microbes in favor of beneficial microbes.
Alkaline water supports healthy weight loss in a number of ways
The antioxidant benefit of ionized alkaline water may be the most important benefit of alkaline water for weight loss, but it’s not the only one. Alkaline water also provides superior hydration, and that affects your metabolic rate. When you are dehydrated, your metabolic rate slows down so your body can conserve water. That causes your body to burn less calories. If your metabolism is slow (a common problem for people who have a tough time losing weight) your body burns calories at a slower rate than it’s supposed to. Dehydration also affects your performance when you exercise: As little as 2% dehydration causes your body to slow down and affects your performance. Drinking a glass of water about a half hour before a meal can also help you lose weight. It reduces your appetite, so you eat less.
Alkalize before workouts to burn more calories
This is a major performance trick of pro athletes. Athletes that want to perform at their peak will alkalize their bodies prior to working out. Do this helps to reduce the lactic acid muscle burn that lowers your performance. The ultimate way to alkalize prior to working out is to mix alkaline water with a powdered electrolyte such as Gatorade. Doing this has an effect you can feel, I do it every time before a workout and it makes a big difference in how well I perform. Alkaline water and electrolytes may be the ultimate sports drink: Everything takes less effort, and you have more staying power. By alkalizing this way before working out, you perform at your peak, and burn more calories.
You can’t get antioxidant alkaline water in stores
The most important benefit of alkaline water for weight loss – the antioxidant benefit – isn’t in bottled alkaline water. The reason stores don’t carry antioxidant alkaline water is that the antioxidant potential of alkaline water doesn’t keep for very long. It begins to dissipate about 24 hours after you make it. Because of this, the best way to get antioxidant alkaline water is to get your own water ionizer and make it yourself.
If you want to try alkaline water to see how well it works for you, you can order a Life Ionizer and try it for up to 60 days with our 60 day return policy. Studies on the health benefits of alkaline water have shown that benefits begin to appear within about 30 days, so you’ll have plenty of time to see how alkaline water works for you. Why not give it a try? All you have to lose is a few pounds and inches.
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