121 Americans spent $21 billion on bottled waters in 2012, and more and more consumers are investing in a home water filter. A filter can range from an inexpensive carafe or pitcher to a system designed for the whole house, but the latest machine to make waves is the water ionizer, which passes an electrical current through tap water in order to turn it alkaline (i.e., base) through the chemical reaction called electrolysis. Proponents claim alkaline water helps the body neutralize acid in the blood, provides more energy, slows the aging process, and is, according to the online purveyor Alkaline Water Plus, "packed with natural antioxidants [negatively-charged electrons], which are free to naturally fight free radicals .... Drinking
antioxidant water all day long will help you prevent and even reverse free radical damage." "Change your water, change your life," is the trademarked slogan of Kangen Water, marketed by the U.S. branch of the Japanese company Enagic. "Keeping ourselves Alkaline is the first line of defense in fighting any disease," Cal Water Systems states on another website. "Ionized Water essentially renews us at a cellular level. This is as close as we can ever hope to get to a Fountain of Youth, as incredible as that may sound." That does sound incredible. And expensive! Don't know about you, but it made me really curious about how water ionizers work. But first, a little background on the pH scale, which is used to define degrees of alkalinity and acidity. In 1909, S.P.L. Sørensen, director of chemistry at Carlsberg Laboratory, in Copenhagen (founded in 1875 by beer magnate J.C. Jacobsen), invented the pH scale while researching proteins, amino acids, and enzymes—the basis of protein chemistry today.
Drinking ionized water can rehydrate your body. Since ionized water has a smaller cluster size, it gets easily absorbed by the cells of the body resulting to better hydration. Ionized water can also flush out the toxins and solid wastes that have accumulated in the body throughout the years. Ionized water has antioxidants that can lessen the risks of cancer by eliminating free radicals and preventing cellular damage. What is alkaline water? Making the change to alkaline water can be as simple as buying a water ionizer, but a lot of the terminology around alkaline water can be confusing and some of the concepts and science behind the health benefits of drinking alkaline water can be dizzying. As far as weight loss is concerned, a lot of patients will report a notable drop in body fat whilst following the alkaline diet. This is not, however, anything to do with the proclaimed method of action, and is instead because the diet classifies foods as either acid or alkali, and all acidic foods should be avoided. Browsing the list of acid and alkali foods, it should become instantly apparent that the foods to avoid are those classically associated with a high calorie diet (dairy products, fizzy drinks, confectionery, fast food, and just about all fats), and those marked as alkaline are generally fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. If you avoid eating gobs of fat and sugar and otherwise keep the same lifestyle, your weight goes down To help you out we've found an article that hopefully gives you a brief primer about all the thing you need to know before changing the water you drink, read this next link to find out more.
The importance of making the body ph balanced? Supporters of alkaline water suggest that in the west we have a very acidic diet and by consuming alkaline water we are better able to balance the body's ph level. It is generally agreed that the body is naturally able to deal with an imbalance in diet so if we do start to consume too many acidic foods the body will compensate. Proponents of alkaline water argue that modern western diets and lifestyles can lead to people taking on board a lot of acidic foodstuffs, this situation has become worse as people have become more time pressured and less natural, processed foods have become so readily available. So, whilst the body is able to to find a balance for us, if we are able to help the body to find this balance by consuming more alkaline in our diets then it should prove beneficial. Drinking alkaline water can therefore help our bodies to maintain a ph balance in the face of a significant acidic barrage. Blood contains a vast number of different pH buffers which evolved to automatically raise or lower the blood pH if a deviation occurs. These buffers heep the pH of human blood between 7.35 and 7.45. If the buffers become saturated and the pH of the blood is altered more than +/-0.4 pH, death will result. It is commonly claimed by alkaline diet proponents that cancer cells are killed in an alkaline environment, which is true, but so are almost all other cells in the human body. Proponents will attempt to disregard the above by reminding us that it is possible to alter the pH of urine by eating or drinking particular foods, which is also true, but is completely independent of the blood pH.