If you are like me at all, even a little, you probably drink a ton of water. We all know how important it is to consume lots of water every day but not just any water.
Lately, I’ve been reading about alkaline water and the benefits of consuming it.
Here’s what you need to know:
“Alkaline water is different from tap because it’s less acidic—it has a pH over seven, meaning that it has a lower concentration of hydrogen ions, explains Alyse Levine, R.D., founder of the Eating Reset Plan.
Time for a basic chemistry lesson: “All liquids have a measure of acidity, which is determined on the pH scale. The pH measures the concentration of hydrogen ions in the liquid, which is expressed on a scale of 0-14. Anything under seven (think black coffee, orange juice, and vinegar) is acidic, seven is neutral and above seven (like baking soda) is alkaline territory,” says Levine.
On top of soothing acid reflux, other claimed benefits of alkaline water, according to Levine, are that it helps neutralize acid in the bloodstream, which leads to increased oxygen levels and improved energy and metabolism; it contains antioxidant properties (anti-aging and anti-disease); cleanses the colon; rejuvenates the skin; and lubricates muscles and joints.” (source)
Sounds good to me!
I’ve been drinking 1907Water, its a pure alkaline water that comes to us from New Zealand.
The water is smooth and clear, clean and refreshing. I love drinking it and though people disagree that different waters have a different flavor, I can tell a difference.
1907Water is refilled by a natural rainfall, the company uses recycled materials, and the bottles are BPA free.