water-sidebarFind yourself pausing with indecision in the water aisle at your supermarket because there are so many questions surrounding bottled drinking water? 

Some of the talk now includes acronyms that resemble alphabet soup and terminology that belongs in chemistry class.  Which brand is the healthiest choice?  Is the bottle BPA free? Is the pH level above 8.0? Does this water make your body more alkaline? Should you use a mineral adding filter or an alkaline water ionizer machine?

The body requires attention at a cellular level to help fight against sickness and disease.  The cells that make up the human body need to maintain alkalinity to keep healthy balance.  When someone refers to alkaline levels in the human body, they are referring to its pH level.  The pH level is a number, on a scale of 0-14, used to measure the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The lower the number indicates higher acidity while the higher number denotes higher alkalinity.  One of our body’s main defenses against disease is maintaining a proper pH balance.

Science has proven that disease can only grow in an acidic body. That means that if you are not making an effort with your diet choices to prevent your body from becoming overly acidic, then you are promoting the growth of viruses, yeast, bacteria, fungus and numerous unwelcome organisms.  Most diseases cannot exist in an alkaline environment.  

Drinking alkaline water neutralizes the acid in your body.   Normal drinking water is generally a neutral pH of 7 while alkaline water has a higher pH.  Alkaline water has been made rich (either naturally or artificially) with alkalizing compounds like calcium, silica, potassium, magnesium and bicarbonate.  Specialty bottled water, such as Essentia  (pH 9.2) and Evian (pH 7.2) are more alkaline while Dasani (pH 5-7) and Aquafina (pH 5.2-7) incline to acidity.  

Commercially available bottled alkaline water should not be confused with ionized alkaline water, which is created by water electrolysis.  Water electrolysis is the only scientifically researched and confirmed method to incorporate the health benefits of alkalinity into your drinking water. This water goes by several names: Electrolyzed Reduced Water; Ionized Alkaline Water; Reduced Water.

A great start to your day is to drink ionized alkaline water first thing in the morning.  

Keep a supply at your desk, at the gym or while you’re traveling as a substitute for soda or an energy drink.   A squeeze of lemon into your bottled or tap water is a convenient way to increase its alkaline content. 

Good health and stamina can be maintained by reducing acid build up in your body.  Ion alkaline water will benefit your overall well-being. 

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