Water, water and more water!

I’ve talked about the importance of water and hydration before. It’s come up twice this week with a few friend so I figured I should write a post on it.

For proper health it’s essential to maintain the correct acid-alkaline balance. Our pH level affects every cell in the body. Acidic imbalances for a long period of time can lead to many health issues.

The body works hard to preserve a very narrow pH range, especially in the blood. In fact, the body will create tremendous stress on other tissues, body systems and organs to maintain the correct blood pH.

Some common side effects of an over acidic body consist of: low energy, fatigue, excess weight, poor digestion, along with aches and pains. Some more serious issues from long term acidity include: diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer and much more.

Acidity is brought on by three primary things:

First, ingesting acids. This consists of eating foods that contain processed sugar, dairy, and consuming meat. These foods create an acid ash in the body. These acids build up over time and the body’s ability to neutralize them begins to deteriorate.

Second, the bodies creation of acids. When the body becomes acidic bad bacteria, yeasts and other microforms begin to develop. These organisms are living so they create toxins. These toxins are very acidic to the body.

Third, Improper elimination of acids. All acids are not created equal. Some are weak and some are stronger. Weaker acids such as citric acid are easier to eliminate as compared to stronger acids such as uric acid. The body has many buffering systems to neutralize and eliminate acids, but nutritional abuse often compromises the body’s natural buffering systems and excess acids build up resulting in disease.

Proper pH balance begins with being hydrated. Water is the most important factor in maintaining the right balance. The body is made up of 70% water and loses approximately 2.5 liters per day just through normal bodily functions. The quality is just as important as the quantity of water you drink. Alkaline water is able to help your body prevent toxins and chemical substances from accumulating. Also, it helps transport minerals and nutrients required for cell metabolism. Alkaline water has been shown to be 6 times more hydrating than regular tap water or bottled water.

So along with eating properly, we need to be drinking plenty of water, the right water. Alkaline water has helped us all a LOT – it helps with digestion and the immune system specifically. I highly recommend it!

Comments

  1. http://Cathy%20Jordan says

    Thanks for this post. Lately I have been fighting water. …And being healthy in general! I needed the reminder!

  2. Is there a way to get Alkiline water without having your own dispencer?

  3. Great info. Acidity also plays a critical role in seizures although scientists are still figuring out how to best harness that information.

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