Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to give you her top 7 Alkaline Water Benefits!
Water is critical to not only our survival but to our overall health. However, the type of water you drink has a tremendous impact on one’s health and well-being.
The human body is roughly 68% water. Every process in the human body requires water across the board. We can survive a long time without food but only a few days without water.
- Water helps flush out toxins from the body
- Water regulates body temperature
- Water promotes healthy brain function
- Water helps keep inflammation down
- Water brings nutrients to the cells
So you can see just how vital drinking water is to our health and survival. Opting for alkaline water will increase health benefits.
1. Improves Digestion
Alkaline water boosts gut health! The digestive system functions best when it is alkaline. Drinking alkaline water throughout the day can help to improve the pH level of the digestive tract. Alkaline water reduces acid reflux, provides relief with constipation, promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria that reduces GI inflammation,
2. Hydrates Effectively
A feeling of thirst indicates that the body is already depleted of water. By the time you are thirsty, you are already 2% dehydrated. Water is required for every process in the human body.
Alkaline water has smaller molecules than tap water, making it easier for the body to absorb water and improve hydration throughout the body.
Drinking alkaline water however, promotes greater hydration also due to its alkaline properties vs. tap water, which is acidic. Alkaline water helps the body stay better hydrated and disease free.
3. Helps the Body Detox
Helping the body eliminate toxins is a powerful tool. One key way to do this is through intermittent fasting which promotes a “cellular detox” to allow the cell to remove and rebuild damaged parts.
While fasting, it is vital to drink water, particularly alkaline. Adding tap water is only adding back in more toxins and acidity.
4. Source of Beneficial Antioxidants
Antioxidants are molecules that don’t allow another molecule to oxidize – they are very protective. Free-radicals cause much damage to our cells unless we have an abundant supply of antioxidants.
So apart from fruit and vegetables, where else can you get a slew of vibrantly healthful antioxidants? With antioxidant-rich alkaline water. While we can get them from certain foods such as those rich in vitamin C and beta carotene, drinking freshly ionized alkaline water full of antioxidant goodness is one of the best ways to make sure that you’re kicking those pesky free radicals to the curb!
5. Promotes Weight Loss
Proper hydration helps increase one’s resting metabolic rate. Metabolism helps increase the available energy needed for bodily functions. Drinking just one glass of water boosts metabolism by 30% for hours later. However, drinking alkaline water is even more powerful in that it helps to prevent hunger and cravings due to the added hydration properties.
Drinking alkaline water with hydrogen helps improve liver health in its ability to detoxify and metabolize fat. The liver is the #1 fat-burning organ. Research has shown that one long-term effect of drinking hydrogen water is better fat metabolism and overall weight, even if no exercise or diet is undertaken.
6. Supports Immune Health
An acidic body is one vulnerable to illness and disease. If you’ve been eating a lot of heavy, processed foods, your body is most likely acidic.
Alkaline water will slow down the oxidation process that happens to the cells in your body. This means that they will be more resilient and become more resistant to threats like diseases and certain medical conditions and keep an acidic body away by balancing the Ph of the body.
7. Promotes Healthy Skin
Drinking alkaline ionized water benefits your skin, thanks to the higher levels of hydrogen present in it. This hydrogen increases hydration – the water absorbs quickly and more efficiently into your cells than normal acidic water. Additionally, due to alkaline water’s detoxifying benefits, one will see healthier skin. Viscosity is the direct measurement of how efficiently blood flows through the vessels and alkaline water has a viscous effect on the blood, ultimately bringing more oxygen to the skin.
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