If youre anything like me, changing your diet and lifestyle is hard, and at times even overwhelming. It can feel like the one list of things you can have is hidden somewhere in a pile of lists of all the things you cant have. And then, once you do figure out whats on the list it changes!
One thing that people can agree on is that too much acidity in our bodies is a bad thing. There are many reasons for our bodies becoming too acidic. On top of our high acidic diets are factors such as stress, overwork, lack of sleep, and environmental toxins.
So how do we balance out our pH?
If you are familiar with the pH scale you know that 7 represents a neutral pH. Numbers below 7 are acidic, and numbers above 7 are alkaline (basic). Consuming food and drinks that are alkaline is therefore the best way to balance out your bodys pH. Since water makes up about 60-65% of our adult bodies, it makes sense that changing your water is the most effective way of finding that balance.
One way to easily supply yourself with alkaline water is by purchasing a Kangen water machine. These machines hook up to your sink and provide you with immediate filtered alkaline water straight from the faucet. The following are some of the reasons investing in a machine is 100% worth it.
1. Chemical Free
We all know that drinking water is good for us. But did you know that bottled water contains numerous harmful chemicals? Most bottled water is also acidic. Tap water is required to be a neutral pH of around 7, however due to its cleaning process it also contains chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride. Some people are wary of the machines, thinking that they must add chemicals to the water in order to change the pH, but that is not the case. The machines actually use a process called electrolysis to separate out the water molecules themselves.
As I mentioned, our adult bodies are made up of 60-65% water, so I guess you could say water is kind of a big deal when it comes to our health. It is time we seriously follow through with that goal that probably all of us have made at one point, to drink more water. Staying hydrated is probably the single best thing you can physically do for your body. Our organs require water to function properly, take a look at the image below to see just how much!
3. Rich in Anti-Oxidants
One of the biggest benefits of drinking alkaline water is that it is extremely high in anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants are essential to our health in that they combat free-radicals in our bodies that lead to disease. The build-up of free radicals over time is also one of the main causes of aging in our skin. Cheers to drinking your way to a youthful glow!
4. Your Body Doesn’t Have to Work as Hard
When I was doing research before investing in my own Enagic machine, the biggest argument against their effectiveness was that it is not possible to change the bloods pH by drinking alkaline water. As I did more research I realized that argument simply misses the point. You see our blood needs to stay at a pH of 7.4, and it will find a way to do that no matter what. The problem is that if we have so much acidity, our blood has to balance its pH by taking nutrients like calcium and magnesium from elsewhere in our bodies, like our bones. Yes, our blood pH is not affected, but our body has to fight with itself to keep it that way.
5. Combats Cancer
You may have heard that cancer lives and grows in an acidic state, and that is true. From what I have read there is a bit of a chicken and egg debate going on as to weather the acidic state causes the cancer, or if the cancer causes the acidity. Either way avoiding acidity building up in our bodies is definitely in our best interest.
Full disclosure, I am not a scientist! I did, however, do a lot of research before purchasing my own water ionizing machine, and I am glad I did! I would encourage you to do your own research and, as always, be careful where you get your information.
If you have any questions or would like to purchase your own machine, shoot me an email and I would love to chat with you!