Alkaline Water and Health Experts
September 2, 2018
September 2, 2018
Dr. Keith Roach noticed water with different ranges of alkalinity from 8-10 pH at his local water depot. The owner of the store claimed the water neutralized acidity from the foods eaten every day. He suggested people start with a pH of 8 or higher, then dilute to meet one’s requirements. The purified water was made with reverse osmosis therefore the company reintroduces magnesium, calcium, and potassium to increase the value of the water. Should alkaline water be consumed during the hot summer season?
Sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda is a natural antacid and can raise the pH of any water from home. Potassium, calcium, and magnesium are all elements the body needs. In this instance, the alkaline water from the store is better than the one made at home with baking soda.
Nevertheless, it is important to note that under normal circumstances, they body does not need assistance maintaining the pH or neutralizing acid. Under nearly any dietary condition, the body is able to maintain pH. Alkaline water is not necessary for health, according to Roach.
Despite the disbelief from health experts, people continue to praise and drink alkaline water.
There are alkaline waters with a pH of 8 and higher than claim to detoxify the body 20 times better than tap water. It is absorbed at a higher rate and thus it is ultra-hydrating because of the added minerals and electrolytes. Alkaline water is rich in dissolved oxygen – the fuel for metabolism, according to nutritionist Tapasya Mundhra.
There are other experts that claim that when the body becomes acidic, it is forced to draw elements of balance from itself. Alkaline water can balance the acidity in the body and restore bone health, aid in osteoporosis, and fatigue. It is also a quick cure for a hangover, because it restores the natural balance after alcohol is consumed.
Alkaline water is going global and spreading to international markets. People are becoming increasingly aware of health and wellness. People are seeking out healthier lifestyles.
Mundhara recommends alkaline water, however, believes that is not necessary for the human body. “I think it is not a necessity for humans – if you are taking a proper healthy diet, eating sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables, managing sleep and stress well, you don’t really need additional supplements.”
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