What exactly is Alkaline water?
While there is much controversy over this product, many people choose alkaline water over tap water.
Alkaline water is less acidic than tap water. This type of water is rich in minerals such as calcium, silica, potassium, bicarbonate, and magnesium.
It has a pH over seven which is considered basic. Some examples of pH under seven include orange juice and vinegar. Too much acid in your body may be harder to digest.
Benefits of Basic (alkaline) Water
High pH water companies claim the following benefits of their products:
Gut Health –
First, this water may be able to help with gut health. Drinking the water may offer disinfectant properties to help keep dangerous bacteria out of the body.
Additionally, it may be able to help with performance. Therefore, drinking water may help regulate the body’s acidity. This may help with overall performance.
Finally, alkaline water may help with digestion. Its key role is to flush toxins from the body. This may aid the digestive process.
Alkaline Water Drawbacks
First, there is no scientific evidence that shows that this water is any better for you than plain water.
In fact, your body is extremely efficient at neutralizing pH levels. The basic pH of alkaline water will be neutralized by your stomach acid long before it hits the blood stream.
According to health experts, the only benefit of higher pH water is that it may help those with acid reflux. They say as soon as the symptoms are gone, you should stop drinking the altered water.
We won’t judge you whether you choose to drink plain or high pH water. Just do your research and find the best solution for you!
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