WHY WE MUST DRINK ALKALINE WATER

Our bodies thrive best in an alkaline environment, which helps our organs function at an optimum level. It is able to detoxify more efficiently than in an acidic environment.

Alkalinity and acidity are measured in terms of pH. On the pH scale of 1 to 14, a pH 7.0 is neutral. Anything under 7.0 is acidic, anything over 7.0 is alkaline. Blood has a range of 7.35 – 7.45 – it’s alkaline. Many health problems are associated with being too acidic, including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, diabetic, high blood pressure, etc. and practically all degenerative diseases. By drinking alkaline water, you start to bring your tissues back to an alkaline state. Both alkaline and acid ionized water have extraordinary properties and benefits. The alkaline water is for internal use. The acid water is for external use as well as for many other purposes.

A. Municipal water (tap/city water)

B. Softened water (Salt or Potassium Chloride)

C. Bottled water

D. Purified water (Distilled water or Reverse Osmosis)

A. Municipal water (tap/city water)

Most municipal tap water in the US is fit to drink except for the fact that they all contain chlorine, which is added to kill bacteria in the water. Unfortunately, chlorine is a proven carcinogen and quite dangerous, even if consumed in very small doses over long periods of time. It raises the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) of anything it comes in contact with. Since chlorine is an oxidant, it oxidizes, meaning it deteriorates and ages the body. Chlorine also disrupts digestion because it destroys the lactobacillus, the friendly bacteria in the stomach, which retards the intake of nutrients. Like a foreign chemical substance, it also disrupts an enzyme reaction which further impedes digestion and overall health. The ammonia that is also commonly added to municipal water reacts unfavorably with the chlorine to form other unwanted substances.

Municipal water should always be carbon filtered before drinking. Water Ionizer has combination carbon/particulate filters built into them. The great potential hazard regarding municipal water comes from bacteria such as those that are found only in surface water. Fertilizer, pesticide, and other chemical run-off also pose potential problems for municipal water. Ground water has sometimes been found to have volatile organic chemicals (VOC’s), such as benzene and trihalomethanes.

B. Softened water (Salt or Potassium Chloride)

Never drink water that has been run through a salt water softener.

Salt softening exchanges the existing minerals in water and replaces them with twice as much salt because of the two to one ion exchange ratio between sodium and other alkaline minerals. Drinking salt-softened water will throw the body’s metabolism out of balance and significantly increase your blood pressure.

Some believes it is better to drink water softened with potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride to avoid high blood pressure problem. Although potassium is needed by the body more than sodium, potassium chloride has an abundance of chloride, which is an acidic mineral. It is recommended not to drink potassium/salt softened water.

C. Bottled water

The bottled water creates lots of plastic wastes on the earth. Another common ingredient in some plastics, bisphenol A (BPA) is also harmful to our body. It can change the course of fetal development and causes abnormal chromosome loss or gain, which leads to miscarriage or disorders like Down syndrome. When exposed to high temperature or sunlight, the chemicals in the plastics leach out, hence the water becomes contaminated and unhealthy for drinking.

D. Purified water (Distilled water or Reverse Osmosis)

Purified water removed all the good minerals so it is literally pure H2O. Because of its purity, it can easily absorb carbon dioxide in the air, which makes it acidic and even more aggressive at dissolving alkaline substances it contacts with such as calcium. It usually contains little or no dissolved oxygen and therefore is considered dead water, which is another reason why it should not be consumed. It can adversely affect your health, and accelerate aging.