The primary reason for higher levels of acidity in the body is a poor diet full of processed foods and drinks. In good health, a diet containing 60% alkaline-forming foods and 40% acid forming should maintain an alkaline state. When recovering or regaining health, a diet with 80% alkaline-forming foods and only 20% acid forming should build alkaline reserves.
Understanding the difference between acid and alkaline-forming foods and drinks can create a dramatic and relatively fast change in energy levels and most importantly, reverse the symptoms of poor health and illness.
Here’s five reasons to drink alkaline water:
A more alkaline diet allows the body to function properly and avoids creating a breeding ground for illness and disease. In order for the body to remain healthy, a slightly alkaline blood pH reading in the range of 7.35 to 7.45 is ideal.
The body is 70% water and next to oxygen, it's the most vitally important substance for staying alive! By the time you feel thirsty, you're already dehydrated and this explains a large part of premature ageing, headaches and the body's ability to fight viruses more efficiently. An adult should be drinking at least 2 litres of water a day.
It is also vitally important to drink the best water available, without harmful contaminants such as fluoride and chlorine, which are added into Australia’s water, arguably at greater risk than benefit. Interestingly, the theory that fluoride prevents tooth decay in children has been mass marketed with the only proven research proving a greater risk of chronic illness and limited, if any prevention of tooth decay unless topically treated. Most of Western Europe has rejected water fluoridation on the grounds that is unsafe! Chlorine, a bleaching agent used to sanitise water throughout transportation from catchment to the household tap actually destroys friendly gut bacteria and in turn, the absorption of vitamins, minerals and nutrients by the body. An appropriate filter system can effectively remove all these contaminants, protecting your wellbeing.
Alkaline minerals, which are put back into alkaline filtered water through superior filter technology are iron, organic sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium and manganese. These are also eliminators of toxic water poisons, are the real immunisers of the body and are essential to the formation of the digestive juices and the secretion of the ductless glands.
Water is essential for your body’s elimination process – every cell is fed and every cell creates waste and without water, you’re not transporting waste out of the body. Since, the blood and lymphatic system is over 90% water, it’s essential you consistently drink pure water that’s not saturated with contaminants, inorganic minerals and toxins, and has a high pH to counteract any acidity within the body.
Visit the Health Junky store to browse some of the alkaline products that we’ve carefully selected to help improve your household’s water quality and alkalinity.
QUICK TIP: Alkalise first thing in the morning by drinking the juice of one whole lemon in a glass of warm water.