Does Stomach Acid Ruin Alkaline Water?
One of the questions we get asked the most about alkaline water is, “What happens to the alkaline water once it reaches the stomach, which is highly acidic?” Today we are going to answer that question for you with a little help from scientist, engineer and inventor Sang Whang.
The inside of your stomach is acidic in order to digest food and to kill different viruses and bacteria that come in with the food. The pH of the stomach is about 4, and it likes to stay there. When you drink alkaline water, the stomach secretes hydrochloric acid (HCl) to make it acidic again. The more alkaline water you drink, the more acid …
Protect Yourself From Montezuma’s Revenge!
Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly and turkey trots are all also known as traveler’s diarrhea. Do you get the chance to travel abroad for vacation? Maybe you have to visit other countries for work instead. Whatever the case may be, drinking tap water while in a different country may lead to some not-so-pleasant results. As estimated 10 million people develop traveler’s diarrhea every year.
What Causes Traveler’s Diarrhea?
Traveler’s diarrhea is caused by certain bacteria, including the following:
- Escherichia coli (E. coli)
Here’s where you’ll find these types of bacteria:
- Undercooked or raw food
- Contaminated food
- Contaminated water (including ice cubes)
What Are the Symptoms of Traveler’s Diarrhea?
- Diarrhea (obviously)
- Abdominal cramps