Friday, September 16, 2011

Acid or Alkaline Water

Many people have a understanding what alkaline water is. If not let me state that alkaline water is the degree of acidity or alkalinity on the pH scale ph of 7 it’s considered acidic. If it’s above 7 it’s considered alkaline. According to the World Health Organization, health effects are most pronounced in pH extremes. Drinking water with an elevated pH above 11 can cause skin, eye and mucous membrane irritation. On the opposite end of the scale, pH values below 4 also cause irritation due to the corrosive effects of low pH levels. WHO warns that extreme pH levels can worsen existing skin conditions? In many instances if the body ph is lower than 7 then that person is susceptible to disease. It is thought by many who understand that "food is medicine" that the root of all disease is an acidic body. Furthermore, to cure whatever ails you must get the pH of your body back in balance - you must achieve a slightly alkaline body of about 7.2. Lemons are great way to helping you change your ph from acidic to alkaline. By squeezing lemon in a glass water will also aid in digestion. I sometimes do this as a start in the morning. While some like coffee it is a known acidic. It is said that between 70%-80% of your diet should be alkaline and 30%- 20% acidic. Alkaline forming foods in your diet add to the cleansing effect of your digestive system. In addition to having a proper pH balance aids in weight loss. 
Many symptoms and disorders including muscle and joint pain, fatigue, headaches, indigestion, excessive mucous and dry skin and hair. There are several ways to alkalize water. You can use alkaline tablets, baking soda or use a water ionizer. The following are some of the methods you can try out.

Use Baking Soda

Mix teaspoon of baking soda for every gallon of water. Shake the container so the soda and water combine. Get a pH test strip and check the pH level. If the level reaches 9, you can stop adding baking soda. Note how much soda is added so you can repeat it easily.

Use Alkaline Tablets or Drops

These tablets are added into a glass. Instead of tablets, you can use droplets. The amount you add will depend on the product specifications. Usually, the amount is two drops per one eight ounce glass.
Proponents say alkaline water can improve health because when people eat an acidic diet and drink water which is not alkaline, the body has to balance blood pH by leaching important minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium from tissues, bones, and teeth. This contributes to bone loss, tooth decay, and cellular aging. To sum up the best choice is what works for you. As said before many claim alkaline water can cure many ailments. While other proponents state the opposite.

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