Understanding just how important it is to drink enough water every day is very vital to your personal health. Drinking Alkaline water has many more health benefits than regular drinking water, which is a mixture of chlorine, hormones, antibiotics and various metals you don’t want to know about. Water that is alkaline has a higher pHlevel that helps to balance out an acidic body.
A majority of the population eats a mostly acidic diet, which causes a drop in our body’s pH and weakens all of our body systems. If our body is acidic, it is a breeding place for disease and we don’t want that. So logically we need to change our acidity, and drinking alkaline water can help that. I’m going to show you how to make Alkaline water at home, easily.
Understanding water pH
The pH of water will depend on what kind of water you are drinking, as you will want to test your drinking water to find out where yours is. pH (Potential of Hydrogen) is the measure of alkalinity or acidity of a solution. The scale of measure is from 0-14, where 7 is the balance point. pH below 7 is considered acidic, while pH above 7 would be more alkaline.
With water making up almost 80% of our body the importance of the pH is that much more important.
Our bodies have a acid-alkaline ratio that is a balance between positively charged ions (acid), and negatively charged ion (alkaline). The body will work to balance this ratio to a healthy range, somewhere between 6.0 -6.5 in the am hours, and 6.5-7.0 in the pm hours.
If you have never tested your own pH levels, I recommend you do. Testing can be done easily at home, and is now easier than ever. Find out more about testing your pH here.
Most that have an unbalanced pH are found to be acidic. An acidic body is very unhealthy for a number of reasons, most importantly the risk of disease.
When you are acidic, your body will borrow minerals from organs, tissues, and bones to balance you out. These minerals you are robbing from yourself help to remove the acid from the body, putting a strain on the entire system. This can cause severe and prolonged damage if not treated or reacted to by you.
Being acidic on a regular basis can lead to
- Obesity, Weight gain, and diabetes
- Immune deficiency
- Premature aging
- Cardiovascular damage, constriction of blood vessels, and oxygen reduction
- Joint pain and aching muscles
- Kidney and bladder stones
- Rapid free radical damage, possibly causing cancerous growth
- Chronic fatigue
If you find you have an unbalanced pH, its time to take some action.
What is Alkaline Water?
Drinking alkaline water helps the body to detoxify. Toxins are acids, and to maintain a balanced pH while detoxifying you need plenty of alkaline buffers. Alkaline water has plenty of these buffers, and will help rid the body of acidic waste. Our blood actually enforces a balanced pH, and if the water you drink is too acidic, the body is unable to flush out the acidic waste from your cells and tissues. Your organs will deteriorate and disease will set in over time if the body is not allowed to flush out the waste.
The water you drink should have an alkalinity of 9-10 on the pH scale. The popularity of alkaline water in stores is on the rise. But beware, not all bottled water is created equal. Some brands of bottled water are acidic also, and who knows how long they’ve been sitting on that shelf!
Expensive brands of bottled water, such as Essentia, are actually alkaline. But they are also oxidizing. The water may look great in that plastic bottle, but the truth is maintaining the right alkaline pH levels for long periods of time is pretty much impossible. Bacteria will eventually grow in this environment, and gambling on that doesn’t seem wise. Drinking bottled water is just like eating vegetables out of a can. You are losing a lot of the essential benefits of water when drinking out of a plastic bottle.
Solution? Make your OWN!
Make your own Alkaline Water Easy
This is my quick, easy, and cheap way to make alkaline water at home.
Depending on what type of water you use, your results will vary. I personally use filtered spring water from the local spring water company. Whatever you use for drinking water in your home is your preference, but by making it alkaline will be even better. I do not suggest using tap water with this recipe, for that would just be silly.
- 1 pitcher (64 ounces) of filtered water
- 1 Organic lemon –washed and cut into eighths
- 1.5 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt – for the balanced mineral content.
- Fill the pitcher
- Add in lemon wedges –don’t squeeze them! Just drop them in whole
- Add 1.5 tsp. Himalayan Pink salt
- Put cover back on pitcher
- Put in fridge overnight
- If you want room temp its ok to leave out
- Let sit overnight
- Drink first thing in the morning and all day!
Once you do this recipe a few times it becomes routine. You don’t need to spend a ton of money and the store for bottled alkaline water. You just really don’t know what you’re getting anymore.
Is Salt Acidic?
Actually no, but its not a base either. Table salt (NaCl) is more neutral than anything else, it is actually the product of an acid (HCl) and a base (NaOH). The reaction that produces common salt is NaCl +HCl ->NaCl + H2O. It stays neutral with a pH=7, while acids have pH<7, and bases have a pH>7.
Learn more about Himalayan Salt and its many health benefits. SeaSaltHealth.Com