Alkaline water is water that has been ionized, which means the pH level of water has increased. A pH level is a number that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0 to 14. The level is 1 means it is very acidic but 13, it is very alkaline. The pH of tap water is neutral, which means it is around pH 7. In nature minerals, chemicals and gases can change the water and make it more acidic or more alkaline.
It is believed that alkaline water helps our body with excess acidity as it helps neutralize it. This process of neutralizing acids in the body helps prevent various health problems.
Benefits of Alkaline water
Many nutritionists agree that it is very important to keep a good balance of pH levels in your body. It is best by having foods that are at least 70% alkaline and 30% acidic. Alkaline water is suggested when you are consuming more acidic food. A good example is coffee. Many of us drink coffee every day, and we don’t even realize that coffee is acidic. The more roasted it is the lover the pH level, the more acidic it is. A typical black coffee has a pH range of pH 5 – 5.3. Certain juices, like tomato juice, measure in around 4.5 and soda measures around 4.8 – 5. That means that these type of drinks changes the pH in the body to more acidic. Therefore, it is necessary to balance it out. The best way to do it is by drinking water which is alkaline. Alkaline water has a higher pH level than regular drinking water. Our Zaku water is slightly alkaline with a level of pH 7.6, so it is perfect to have a glass with your coffee or juice.
Does alkaline water really work?
There is no doubt that drinking water is very important. You can read about health benefits HERE. You may have heard various health claims about alkaline water. Some say it helps slow the aging process, regulates your body’s pH level, and prevents chronic diseases. According to a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition claimed that a significant difference in the whole blood viscosity after consuming high pH water as compared to regular water after a strenuous workout. According to a study published in the Shanghai Journal of Preventive Medicine, drinking alkaline water may be beneficial for people who suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Alkaline water has ultra-hydrating properties as compared to normal water. This is a beneficial drink for people who work out daily and require more amount of water in their bodies. Scientifically speaking, the water molecules in alkaline water are smaller and more readily absorbed by your cells, which help your body re-hydrate quickly.
Alkaline water benefits also include boosting immunity. Your immune system may help neutralize the acidity in your body, which is caused by poor diet, stress, and environmental toxins.
Alkaline water has many potent antioxidants that help prevent the growth of cell-damaging free radicals in the body, which can further rush up the aging process.
One of the most important benefits of alkaline water is that it neutralizes the acidity in our body by lowering excessive acidic content in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract.
Natural or artificial?
Alkaline water must also contain alkaline minerals to be considered beneficial for your health. Naturally, alkaline water has various minerals like magnesium and calcium, both of which are important for maintaining healthy bones. Naturally alkaline water occurs when water passes over rocks and picks up minerals, which increase its alkaline level. However, many people buy alkaline water that’s been through a chemical process called electrolysis. That means the water isn’t naturally alkaline and had gone through chemical changes.
Zaku Mineral water extraction area is protected by a wide ecologically clean protection zone. A protected underground source is surrounded by natural pine forests. Water is bottled directly with great care. That means our product is all-natural and has all the benefits mentioned above.
Drinking naturally alkaline water is safe since it contains natural minerals. However, you should use caution with artificial alkaline water, which likely contains fewer good minerals than its high pH would have you believe, and may contain contaminants. Due to the balanced composition of the mineral salts in Zaku water and the relatively low level of mineralization, it can be used daily with no limitations. So you don’t have to worry about how much you can or cannot drink. You can read about our products HERE.