Water. Agua. H2O. About 60% of the human body is made up of it, so what you hydrate with truly matters. My favorite? Alkaline.
What is Alkaline Water?
Alkaline refers to the pH level of water. On a scale of 0 to 14, the lower scale (<7) is very acidic; whereas the higher pH level (>7) is more alkaline. The typical pH level of regular water is around 7 (neutral). However, alkaline water is normally around a pH level of 8-9. Alkaline water also contains alkaline minerals and negative oxidation reduction potential (ORP). ORP is a great measure of how much oxygen is in water. Higher oxygen levels are important because it helps break down toxins and heavy minerals. Look for slightly negative ORP levels to get increased antioxidant benefits.
What Are the Benefits?
Due to its alkaline levels, Alkaline water has many health benefits.
The higher pH in alkaline water helps with acids in the body. Acids come from coffee, meat, soda, eating out, candy, sugar, etc. If there is too much acid build up in the body, there can be repercussions such as acid reflux, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. However, drinking alkaline water and eating a more alkaline diet will help decrease symptoms or eliminate the repercussions of a previously high acidic diet.
Furthermore, drinking alkaline water helps increase oxygen delivery throughout the body. This can be a great benefit for those who love working out (🙋🏼♀️) or need better blood flow. Other benefits that have been noted include anti-aging properties (via liquid antioxidants that absorb more quickly into the body), colon-cleansing properties, immune system support, hydration, weight loss, and cancer resistance (cancer thrives in highly acidic bodies). So whether you want a more efficient and effective workout, reduce your risk of health problems or want to become healthier all around, alkaline water is for you!
Our Family's Favorite
We always buy our alkaline water from Carlsbad Alkaline Water. The water is naturally alkaline because it originates from the Cleveland National Forest and runs 40 miles east through substrata, which naturally enhances it with minerals. It takes 9,500 years for the water to make its way to the Carlsbad artesian wells! The water is also protected with 200 feet of non-porous clay and 1,500 feet of granite rock. You can buy this water directly from Carlsbad Alkaline Water, Costco, Walmart, Target, Sprouts, and many other places.
Detox Your Body
Every morning I double flush my body with alkaline water. I do this daily to flush out acids formed in the stomach. When we sleep, the stomach acids are being absorbed by our blood and circulated throughout our body. This can become very toxic and unhealthy, poisoning your body and potentially creating health risks such as cancer or high blood pressure. To double flush your body, here are the steps:
Drink 16oz of alkaline water each morning on an empty stomach to help neutralize your stomach acids and help flush out your toxins and acids
15-20 minutes later when your stomach is flushed, drink another 16oz so your body can absorb the alkalinity from our water and help alkaline your body.
10-15 minutes you can eat your breakfast if you’d like
Hydration Tip: *Drink 10-16 8oz glasses of alkaline water a day to stay hydrated and to alkaline your body (preferably drinking 16oz at a time). This helps get through water faster and neutralizes acids better.
How do you stay hydrated? Let me know in the comments below!
Stay Strong Supermoms,