Water is a combination of hydrogen and oxygen. That's why you call it H2O. Water’s pH level determines how acidic it is and ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is considered neutral. That “seven” number is considered neutral or balanced between acidic and alkaline. If water is below 7 on the pH scale, it's "acidic." If it's higher than 7, it's "alkaline."
Alkaline water has a higher pH level than regular drinking water which is thought to promote a wide range of health benefits.
These health benefits include:
*Anti-aging properties and skin health.
(via liquid antioxidants that absorb more quickly into the human body)
*Colon-cleansing and other detoxifying properties.
Alkaline water benefits your colon in two ways: It improves colon hydration and supports the growth of beneficial probiotic microflora. Research shows that alkaline water benefits the intestines by creating an antioxidant environment. That favors the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria. It also helps reduce the growth of harmful organisms. Alkaline water hydrates better. So it helps maintain colon hydration, and a hydrated colon is a slippery place!
*Immune system support.
Alkaline water is absorbed into the body quite easily. Thus allowing the water you drink to be used in the body more effectively. The function water plays in your body to help flush out harmful chemicals and toxins becomes much more efficient when drinking alkaline water regularly.
*Increased Hydration and energy.
People who switch to drinking alkaline water often feel more hydrated, less tired and more energetic. Don't believe it? Try it for yourself!
There is a 2011 study suggesting that you could potentially lose about 12 pounds of weight in 2 months by only drinking alkaline water.
Some say that the high pH of alkaline water has the power to starve cancer cells.
Keep in Mind...
To reap all of these amazing health benefits, it's also important to regularly eat healthy food and to exercise. For information on healthy eating, recipes and more, visit Natural Tasty Chef (our sister company).