Alkaline Water does things that plain water doesn’t
Alkaline water from a water ionizer is different. It tastes better than plain water, and as documented in over 40 studies, it has potential benefits for your health that plain water doesn’t. Stars like Beyonce swear by it for hydration, better health, and even to combat the effects of aging. Here are five ways that alkaline water is better than plain water, along with the studies that prove it.
Alkaline water helps you detoxify in two ways that plain water doesn’t.
Bodily Detoxification: It raises the pH of your urine, which improves the function in your kidneys (called renal clearance) for removing heavy metals and fluoride. Clinical research on new alkaline water drinkers showed that after they started drinking alkaline water, they purged 10 different heavy metals from their bodies. Studies from Sweden demonstrated that women who drank alkaline water had significantly lower levels of mercury in their bodies, compared to women that drank acidic water.
Detoxification of Food: Alkaline water neutralizes the acidic pesticide residue that is found on virtually all fruit and produce – plain water does not neutralize acidic pesticide residue. To detoxify your food, simply soak it in alkaline water for about 20 minutes. You will be amazed at how dirty the water gets in that time! Compare that to what happens if you put the same type of food in plain water, the color of the water won’t change much, if at all.
Bottom Line: Alkaline water has been shown to help detoxify the body of heavy metals and to detoxify food from acidic pesticide residues. Plain water doesn’t
2 Bone Health
Drinking alkaline water lowers two enzyme markers of bone loss. Plain water has no effect
Doctors measure those two enzymes to determine how fast you’re losing bone. The higher the levels of those enzyme markers in your blood, the faster you’re losing bone. Alkaline water has been shown to lower levels of both markers, regardless of your age, gender, or diet. One study compared the effect of drinking alkaline water on bone loss enzyme markers to the effect of drinking plain water. Alkaline water lowered the levels of bone loss enzymes in the study test subjects. Plain water had no effect on bone loss marker enzymes.
Bottom Line: Alkaline water lowers enzyme markers of bone loss, which if sustained over the long term leads to better bone health. Plain water does not reduce markers of bone loss, and has no effect on bone health.
3 pH Balance
Alkaline water can raise the pH of blood and urine. Plain water does not affect blood or urine pH
Metabolic acidosis is a temporary condition where the pH level of the blood drops below the healthy pH range for blood (pH of 7.35 – 7.45). A recent clinical study compared the effect of drinking alkaline water to the effect of drinking plain water on two types of metabolic acidosis:
- Fasting Acidosis: Occurs when fasting, typically by about 12 hours after your last meal
- Exercise-Induced Acidosis: Happens when you exercise, as lactic acid from the muscles builds up in the body
Fasting Acidosis: Alkaline water was counteract fasting acidosis by increasing blood pH by 40% within the healthy pH range for blood..
Exercise-induced acidosis: The news for athletes is even better: Alkaline water raised blood pH by 70% within the healthy pH range for blood.
Another study on cyclists evaluated the effect of drinking alkaline water compared to plain water on blood and urine pH under conditions of exercise-induced acidosis. That study also found that drinking alkaline water raised blood and urine pH, and that drinking plain water had no effect on blood or urine pH.
Bottom Line: Drinking alkaline water can raise your blood and urine pH if you’re body is in a state of metabolic acidosis. Drinking plain water has no effect on blood or urine pH in conditions of metabolic acidosis.
Clinical testing shows that alkaline water hydrates and rehydrates you better and faster than plain water. The CDC estimates that about 3 out of 4 Americans suffer from chronic dehydration – they need to drink more water, and to drink the right kind of water.
You may be suffering from chronic dehydration if you have these symptoms:
- Dry skin and Lips
- 3 O’Clock energy crash
- Lack of energy and depression
Clinical testing on cyclists showed that alkaline water hydrated 17% better than plain water, and it rehydrated those cyclists faster than plain water. The study also showed that the cyclists perceived physical exertion was reduced. This means, it felt like it took less effort to do the same amount of exercise! If you get tired easy, alkaline water may be able to give you a much needed boost.
5 Alkaline Water + Gatorade = The Ultimate Sports Drink
Alkaline water on it’s own is a better choice for athletes than plain water. Mix it with Gatorade powder, or some other electrolyte drink mix, and alkaline water becomes even better. In fact, this is my favorite use for alkaline water. I’m an avid cyclist and I’ve experienced the incredible burst of endurance that you get when you mix alkaline water with an electrolyte. Plain water doesn’t pack the same kind of punch.
In clinical testing, alkaline water plus gatorade was shown to provide superior re-hydration, and endurance compared to plain water with electrolytes. Blood testing done in this study showed that alkaline water plus Gatorade also provided a stronger alkaline buffer in the bloodstream than plain water and Gatorade did.
The Facts are clear, alkaline water has benefits plain water doesn’t
There’s a lot to be said for drinking the right kind of water. Alkaline water made by a water ionizer has healthy properties that plain water doesn’t:
- Acid-fighting alkalinity
- Antioxidant Potential
- Great source of essential minerals
- Superior hydration
- Better taste
Whether you’re fighting to reverse health problems, a fitness enthusiast like I am, or a chef looking to prepare great tasting healthy food, a water ionizer makes the kind of water you need to reach your goals – ionized alkaline water.
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