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Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

There has been a lot of talk on the news and online about the benefits of alkaline water. Some people claim that the benefits are non-existent, while others claim that they’re plain to see, however, the studies that have been done are promising. While drinking enough water is a challenge for most people, drinking alkaline water can help in a number of ways.

Alkaline Water and Hydration

hydrationAlkaline water is at one end of a PH scale. The PH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral, over 7 being alkaline, and under 7 being acidic. The recommended PH of alkaline water is between 8 and 9.

The recommended PH of “neutral” drinking water is between 5.5 and 6.5. Proponents of alkaline water point to its increased hydrogen as an indication that it provides better hydration than neutral or “acidic” drinking water.

This can be beneficial especially after strenuous exercise or other dehydrating activities. Most tap water in the US falls somewhere between 4.5 and 5.5, meaning it’s more acidic than recommended by the EPA.

Can Alkaline Water Provide an Immunity Boost?

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Now more than ever it’s important to pay close attention to your immune system. Drinking enough water is key to a healthy body, but if you drink alkaline water regularly, could it boost your immune system?

According to some studies, the answer is yes. Since most of the tap water in the US is more acidic than is recommended by the EPA, drinking alkaline water can help to balance your body’s PH level.

This can help your overall immune system as well as helping to reduce things like acid reflux. Diet and stress can also contribute to a more acidic PH level in your body, which alkaline water is said to help with.

Alkaline Water and Antioxidants

antioxidantsBeneficial alkaline water contains minerals and provides negative oxidation-reduction potential or OPR.

A negative OPR is what gives alkaline water antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are naturally occurring in your body, but are also found in fruits, vegetables, and other foods rich in vitamins and minerals.

They provide a defense against free radicals in your body, which can cause serious harm if their levels become too high. While alkaline water shouldn’t be your only source of antioxidants, it can help to maintain a healthy body, especially when combined with proper diet, exercise, and recommended health precautions.

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