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Can I make alkaline water with baking soda or lemon juice?

Baking soda can make alkaline water  dangerous

Got High Blood Pressure? Baking soda can be used to make  alkaline water, but there’s a problem:  Alkaline water made


You can make water acidic with lemon juice, and alkaline with baking soda, but it’s not a very good idea

with baking soda contains high levels of sodium. If you make alkaline water with a teaspoon of baking soda, it will contain 1,000 milligrams of sodium.  High sodium intake has been linked to high blood pressure and heart problems. You probably already get enough sodium in your diet, you don’t want to get any in your water.

Health Tip: If you use a teaspoon of baking soda to make alkaline water, you need to reduce the amount of sodium you get in your food by a teaspoon to avoid spiking your sodium levels into dangerous territory.

Ewww, gross! Baking soda makes terrible tasting alkaline water. Try it yourself and see: mix a half teaspoon of baking soda into a 16 ounce glass of water and try drinking it. To get enough alkaline water for health, you’d have to drink 6 – 8 glasses of that awful-tasting stuff per day!

Water Ionizers make healthy hydration easy

A home water ionizer makes alkaline water that tastes better than plain water. If you are serious about healthy water, a water ionizer is a sound investment. Achieving better health is a marathon, not a sprint. A huge benefit of using a water ionizer to make alkaline water is that the water will taste great, so you will want drink it!

Lemon Juice makes sour tasting acidic water

Another way to alkalize your body is to add lemon juice to water. Lemon is acidic, but it alkalizes the body because it supplies healthy alkaline minerals. Unfortunately, there’s a  drawback to making your alkaline water with lemon juice: To get enough alkaline minerals for health benefits you have to use a lot of lemon juice.  What you end making is very sour lemonade. But you can get benefits in water with a lot less lemon juice if you use alkaline water.  When you mix lemon juice with alkaline water it TRIPLES the antioxidant benefit of the Vitamin C in lemon juice! You end up with a less-acidic lemon juice with lots of antioxidant punch! The best way to use lemon juice to alkalize your body is to mix it with alkaline water made by a water ionizer.

Health tip: Acidic fruit juices can cause an upset stomach! Alkaline water reduces the acidity of fruit juices, making them easier on your stomach.

You can make sour lemonade taste good by adding sugar, but sugar makes lemon juice acidic. If you add  sugar to your lemon water, it defeats the whole purpose. The good news is,  alkaline water from a water ionizer makes acidic fruit juices (like lemon juice) less sour.

Baking soda doesn’t give water any antioxidant potential

The biggest disadvantage of making alkaline water with baking soda is that it doesn’t give the water any antioxidant potential. Antioxidants help fight premature aging by breaking down harmful radicals in your body. In fact, the antioxidant benefit you get from drinking ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer is the most important health benefit you get from drinking ionized alkaline water.

Lemon juice contains vitamin C, which does have antioxidant potential, but it won’t give you that much. To get any significant amount of antioxidant benefit from a lemon, you’d have to eat the whole lemon – raw. For most people, that would be way too sour. You can’t sweeten the lemon or you’d lose its benefits.

Benefits of alkaline water from a home water ionizer

There are advantages to using a water ionizer to make alkaline water. The first benefit is purity, water ionizers filter your water before ionizing it, so toxins are reduced. A water ionizer is also the easiest way to make alkaline ionized water, just turn on the water, and the machine takes care of the rest.

A water ionizer makes water at  the right pH level for drinking, which is a pH range of 8.5 to 9.5. If you make water alkaline by adding baking soda to water, you  need to test your water to find out what the pH level is before drinking it. Baking soda can make your water too alkaline, which could cause alkalosis.

Health Tip: Alkaline ionized water from a water ionizer neutralizes acidic herbicide residues on produce such as Monsanto’s roundup. Simply soak your produce in alkaline ionized water for about 20 minutes. You can see it working: The water will turn dirty brown within a few minutes of soaking.

Benefit of ionized alkaline water

A water ionizer makes water alkaline by separating ordinary tap water into alkaline and acidic water. The alkaline ionized water produced by a water ionizer will have a negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). When mixed with Vitamin C, it becomes a stronger antioxidant than alkaline ionized water or vitamin C alone.  The antioxidant theory of aging suggests that antioxidants fight aging caused by harmful free radicals in the body.

When you add up the benefits of drinking ionized alkaline water made by a  water ionizer, you can see why they are so popular among health enthusiasts. Drinking alkaline water from a home water ionizer is one of the easiest thing you can do to improve your health. Check out what four years of drinking alkaline ionized water did for my wife!

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