Alkaline mineral water has been revered for centuries for its health-restorative qualities. Science has studied alkaline water for years to find out why it’s so good for you. At last, we have an answer. Your body can absorb the alkaline minerals in alkaline water 30% easier and faster than it could absorb those same minerals from food. The reason something as simple as minerals in water can have such a huge effect on your health is that you are probably mineral deficient.
Calcium and Magnesium in Alkaline Water
The two most common minerals found in alkaline water are responsible for much of alkaline water’s health benefits. The body uses calcium and magnesium in every metabolic process, so if you are deficient in either of these essential nutrients, your health will suffer! The CDC estimates that 4 out of 5 Americans are mineral deficient, and as a result they suffer from:
- Weight Gain
- Weak bones
- Kidney Stones
- High Blood Sugar
- Heart Trouble
Those are the most common long term health consequences of mineral deficiency. There are many more health problems that mineral deficiency plays a role in.
How Alkaline Water Helps
The mineral content in alkaline water is easy for the body to absorb, and their alkalinity helps improve your pH balance. Studies on alkaline water’s health benefits show that alkaline water improves your body’s uptake of calcium. Many health experts now recognize that milk is an acid-former in the body, so it may do more harm than good. Alkaline water is considered to be as good of a source of dietary calcium as milk.
The magnesium in alkaline water can also play a huge part in your health. One of the largest review studies ever done on heart health concludes: “The More alkaline the water, the greater the protective effect on the arteries.”
ProTip: To get the most benefit from alkaline water, get some sun! (Or another source of vitamin D) You need Vitamin D to absorb calcium and magnesium. (Yes! Your body makes Vitamin D when you get sun)
Alkaline Water for Hydration
Research hydration shows that alkaline water can hydrate better than plain water. The primary channels that allow water to enter cells in the body are called aquaporins. These tiny channels in the cell walls move a billion water molecules per second into or out of a cell – in single file!
Improved hydration has a lot of benefits. It can help the body flush toxins, keeps the skin more elastic, and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood. As a matter of fact, a glass of water an hour before bed could even save your life. It prevents dehydration while you sleep, which could prevent a heart attack or stroke!
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