Water is essential to our existence. We all know that up to 70 % of our bodies are made up of water. One can also say it is an essential life force. We strive to conserve the water resources around us, but often fail to check the water that we are consuming on a daily basis.
In this article, we will take a closer look at the facts about healthy drinking water.
What do we mean by the Ph of Drinking Water?
By measuring the pH of drinking water, we determine if the water is acidic or alkaline in nature. If it is below 7 it is acidic in nature, and if it is above 7 then it is alkaline in nature. Most regular water is neutral standing at 7, which means it is neither acidic nor alkaline in its properties.
How does the Ph of Drinking Water Affect our Bodies?.
If you are drinking water that has a pH of 7 or less, it means that the water is more capable of inducing oxidation within your body. Oxidation, when caused in the human body, causes oxidative stress which is harmful to the body. Regular water also means the water has large molecule clusters which are not quite easy to absorb. Hence, after a glass of regular water, one does not feel as thirsty for a long time.
On the other hand, alkaline water, or water with a pH higher than 7, has more antioxidant qualities along with more nutrients and minerals than regular water. It has micro clusters of molecules that get absorbed by the body much easier. This results in more water consumption leading to super hydration and better flushing out of toxins
What happens when the Acid Levels Go Up?
When the body starts to get acidic due to regular intake of acidic food and water sources, the body goes into Acidosis. The state when your kidneys and lungs are not able to manage the acid levels anymore. It can be caused by kidney failure, severe dehydration, severe diabetes, methanol poisoning.
What are the Effects of Acidosis?
Acidosis can have various kinds of ill effects on the human body. Some of these are mentioned below.
The easiest way to balance the pH levels in your body is by drinking alkaline water i.e. water with pH above 7.4(average blood pH) but not below 7(Acidic). This helps in maintaining a healthy balance and flush out unnecessary and harmful toxins from the human body. It makes up for the lack of healthy antioxidants that the human body fails to absorb from food sources and supplements. Alkaline water is known as ‘Wet Water‘ due to its micro clustering properties which makes it easier to absorb. It makes the water more soluble, absorbable, and more hydrating, allowing the human body to reap its benefits. Most health professionals recommend the daily intake of alkaline water as a means to have a healthy body in the long run