Did you know? Drinking water is one of the simplest things you can do that can actually help you lose weight! Alkaline water, in a recent study, has shown promise as a weight loss aid all by itself. If you combine the healthy effects of alkaline ionized water with proper timing, you can maximize the benefits of it for weight loss. In this article, you will find the best times to drink water to maximize your weight loss potential.
The best times to drink alkaline water for weight loss
When you wake up: Start your morning when you wake up with a 16-ounce glass of water with a pH of 10 or higher. This does two things for you, drinking water when you first wake up encourages peristalsis – the movement of food waste through your intestines. This will help you expel waste and clears your digestive tract for breakfast. Your body needs to be rehydrated when you wake up, you lose water when you sleep.
Why water with a pH of 10? Acidic byproducts accumulate in your body overnight. Alkaline water with a higher pH helps to neutralize them.
One hour before meals: An 8-ounce glass of alkaline water with a pH of 9 an hour before a meal can help reduce your appetite, and helps hydrate your digestive tract.
One Hour after meals: Drink an 8-ounce glass of alkaline water with a pH of 10 an hour after you have a meal. This helps to flush the residue of your meal out of your stomach and into your intestines. Using a higher pH alkaline water helps neutralize residual acidity.
Before and during and after workouts: When going to the gym, drink a glass of the highest pH alkaline water your water ionizer can produce, and maintain your hydration with it as you workout. Continue rehydrating with high pH alkaline water for up to an hour after you work out.
Why high pH alkaline water? Your muscles produce lactic acid when you work out – that’s what makes your muscles burn. Your body has to expel that acid, and while it does, it will be in a temporary condition called muscular acidosis. It is best to neutralize and flush that acidity as quickly as possible since it interferes with your muscles’ ability to use energy.
One hour before bed: This glass of water could save your life. A glass of water an hour before bed reduces your chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke. An 8-ounce glass of alkaline water with a pH of about 9 is perfect for your healthy nightcap!
When not to drink alkaline water
There are times during the day that you don’t want to drink alkaline water. Avoid drinking it during meals to allow your digestive juices to break down your meal. Never take medications with it. Many medicines are time-release: The medicine is supposed to be absorbed by your body at a specific rate. Alkaline water speeds absorption of anything taken with it. Thus it may cause your body to absorb medicines too fast. It is always ok to take supplements and vitamins with it. It will help your body absorb them easier and faster.
Why alkaline water is best for health
Alkaline water is the best way to get more calcium and magnesium in your diet. Many bottled waters are filtered using reverse osmosis, which actually strips the calcium and magnesium out of the water. For this reason alone, you should avoid bottled water!
Water is actually the best source of calcium and magnesium. Your body absorbs calcium and magnesium 30% easier and faster from water than it does from food or supplements. Calcium and magnesium are alkaline minerals, so it makes sense that alkaline water would be the best source of them. A water ionizer is the best way to get alkaline water because you never run out. Imagine, no more having to rush out to the store because you ran out of drinking water.
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