Is High Alkaline Water Healthier?

May 31, 2017

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Your body needs water but there are a lot of choices when it comes to water.  Distilled water, spring water, drinking water and alkaline water.  Many companies are branding their water as alkaline and therefore seemingly healthier or better than plain old water.  Or is it?  Let’s start with the basics of a hydrogen atom and two oxygen atoms. But like life itself, it isn't as simple as that.  Some of those water molecules break away, which can cause the water to become acidic nor basic.  That's where the measure of the hydrogen concentration, or pH, comes into play.  The pH scale ranges from zero to 14, with the lower numbers indicating the liquid contains more acid and higher number more alkalinity.  Pure water has a pH of 7.  Acidic water doesn’t quite have the sizzle of selling like hotcakes, although slightly acidic water is perfectly safe.  However alkaline water sounds like something you should investigate.  Not to mention the studies which have showed alkaline water does rehydrate you more quickly than regular distilled, spring of tap water but the reports show that slight edge is wtih in the margin of error. That margin may not be worth the extra costs to your wallet or perhaps mixed with its taste it is.  However if you were to use alkaline as the only indicator, GRU reports the pH level of tap water in Gainesville is 8.6, which is higher than many bottled brands such as Evian, Zephyrhills, Evamor and Fiji and slighly lower than brands advertised as a high alkaline water.

SOURCE: Gizmodo

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