ALKALINE WATER: Why Is It Good For My Health?
Alkaline Water is a very Powerful, Natural Antioxidant
Ionized, Alkaline Water is a very powerful, natural Antioxidant, which is able to unite with and neutralize free radicals.
First of all, what are Free Radicals?
When the body cells use oxygen (which is necessary to sustain life and carry out normal body functions), they naturally produce a by-product called free radicals. These free radicals are said to cause cellular damage. In fact, many health problems such as heart disease, cellular degeneration, diabetes, cancer, etc are actually all contributed by oxidative damage. Yet, this damage can be blocked by so-called Antioxidants.
What exactly are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are able to neutralize the cell-damaging effects of free radicals.
Antioxidants are substances which can slow down or even avoid oxidative cell damage to our body. How does this work? Antioxidants have an excess supply of free electrons. By providing these free electrons to the active oxygen radicals, the antioxidants are able to neutralize the high oxidation potential, thus protecting healthy tissue. They serve as a kind of “free radical neutralizers", as they neutralize the damage done by free radicals.
Moreover, the regular intake of an adequate amount of antioxidants through our nutrition has proved to enhance immune defense as well as to be able to lower the risk of cancer and infection.
Alkaline Ionized Water is the most powerful, natural Antioxidant
“Like vitamins C, E and Beta Carotene, alkaline water acts as a powerful antioxidant, thus helping the body against the development of heart disease, strokes, immune dysfunctions, and other common ailments.”
Dr. Susan Lark, University lecturer and author of The Chemistry Of Success
Alkaline Water, like other foods containing Vitamin C, E or Beta Carotene, possesses an excess of free electrons to block the oxidation of healthy tissue by free oxygen radicals. Yet, alkaline water offers several advantages over antioxidant food or supplement sources:
- The oxygen reduction potential (ORP) of water can be noticeably increased over other food antioxidants. For example, a freshly squeezed orange juice shows an ORP of around -100, whereas an ionizer can produce water with an ORP up to -400.
- The molecule weight of alkaline ionized water is very low, making it fast acting and able to reach all tissues of the body in a very short time.
- Although we can only drink a few glasses of fresh orange juice or eat up to three portions of vegetable a day, we are able to drink as much Alkaline Water a day as we wish to.
(See also: How to make Alkaline Water?)
Ionized Water helps your Body to Restore pH Balance
Because Ionized water is very alkaline, it helps to balance the body's pH, which tends to be acidic because of our unhealthy lifestyle (Acidosis). The average western diet contains mainly acidic foods, such as meat, dairy products, sweets, coffee... - causing an pH Imbalance within our body (build-up of acid wastes).
Drinking 2 to 3 liters of alkaline ionized water every day helps the body to dissolves accumulated acid waste and returns the body to a healthy pH balance. Keeping ourselves alkaline is the first line of defense in fighting any disease.