Nov 10, 2016

5 Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

With the high-stressed environment in Singapore, it is no wonder that people are having headaches, muscle tensions, dark eye-bags, and other symptoms of toxin buildup in the body systems.

One of the best way to remove toxins (ie. detoxify) from the body is with anti-oxidants. This can be as easy as drinking alkaline water!

First, you must know about the pH levels - between 0 to 14. pH 7 is neutral while going left of the chart (ie. reading less than pH 7) is towards acidic levels, while going right (ie. reading more than pH 7) is towards alkaline levels.

Acidic examples are citrus fruits (ie. oranges, lemon), while alkaline examples are like soap, baking soda, detergents, etc. The litmus paper is a simple tool to gauge pH levels by identification of the colours.

pH levels vary within our body. Our blood is slightly alkaline, our stomach is very acidic to digest food, our urine changes according to our diet - all for the sake to keep the pH level in our blood steady.

Why the body must be alkaline?

The most important factor is to have an alkaline diet to help our body maintain the pH level of the blood.

With our usual favourite food in the menu which mostly create acids in the body system, it is no wonder that majority of the population in Singapore are prone to long-lasting acidity in the blood. This leads to some of the following symptoms:

  • fatigue or drowsiness
  • becoming tired easily
  • confusion
  • shortness of breath
  • sleepiness
  • headache

5 Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Water

Drinking water is something that we do everyday. Although Singapore has drinkable water from the tap, it is known to have some chemical residues leftover from the filtration processes from the reservoirs to our taps. You may find the Singapore Drinking Water Quality Checklist here
Alkaline water is processed to be less acidic than regular tap water. It is known to be able to neutralise the acid in the bloodstream and help increase the body metabolism to absorb nutrients effectively, ultimately leading to better health and work performance.

Here's top FIVE benefits to drinking Alkaline Water:

This means to remove normal acidic waste products that are accumulated daily in our body. Toxins are also accumulated from our environment, prescription drugs, unnatural processed foods and even the normal process of ageing. Much of what is about toxins are mentioned earlier in this article.
Drinking alkaline water daily can help to neutralise the acidity buildup in the body and cleanse acid waste from cells and tissues.

The most basic requirement to maintain or regain good health is to keep your body hydrated. During the ionising process of the alkaline water, water ions reforms into micro clusters that are more easily absorbed into the cells. This helps your body to maintain hydrated while benefiting from the alkaline minerals like calcium and magnesium.

Ionised alkaline water has the ability to give out electron that aids in neutralising and blocking out free-radial damage to the body. This is done by converting free radicals into oxygen which your body can use for energy production and cell regeneration. Cancer cells and most other illnesses cannot survive in an oxygenated and alkaline environment.

Toxins in the body are the major culprit in causing illnesses, premature ageing and other health issues. They are commonly a result of poor diet, pollution and stress. These toxins builds up in our body and can cause serious cell damage that leads to ageing and other diseases.

Alkaline pH level is the "normal" state of healthy people. However, with the highly acidic food diet, stress and exposure to pollution, our body turned to long-term acidic level. Restoring your body's proper pH level can boost energy and overall health and wellness.

Our immune system is the first frontier to fight against diseases and recovery of the body. pH imbalance of the body (ie. acidic) can cause cells to be suffocated. This cause cells to breakdown and die immaturely, leaving the body weak and prone to getting sick. Moving your body pH to alkaline levels can help turning this around.
The only way to turn your body into alkaline is mainly to change your diet intake. Drinking alkaline water is still the best, easiest and most effective way.

We are mostly lazy, aren't we? *wink