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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Is it true Alkaline water has health benefits?

Currently there are various types of water circulating in the market. Found that the more recent of which is water with a pH of additional or called alkaline water. Many products claim resulting alkaline water has a pH level that is most appropriate and good for health. Actually, is it true that alkaline water is good for the body? What are the benefits for your body?
No studies that prove the benefits of alkaline water. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1yR9kp0)
According to the University of Rhode Island, pH is the most common analysis commonly tested in soil and water. Drinking water that we usually encounter usually contains a pH of 7. While the water is often referred to as alkaline water, has a pH greater than 7. US- Environments Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that you consume drinking water containing pH 6.5 - 8.5 only.

Many say that alkaline water has a higher pH than drinking water in general, can neutralize the acid in the bloodstream, increasing the body's metabolism and helps the body to absorb nutrients more effectively. Even some who say that alkaline water can prevent disease and slow the aging process. "But there has been no research to confirm or corroborate these claims," ​​said Katherine Zeratsky, a dietitian of Mayo Clinic.

Katherine also revealed that there are studies which confirmed that alkaline water can prevent bone loss, but should be further investigated, whether alkaline water can affect bone density as a whole.

Which can also be assured that alkaline water has no impact on the body is, basically stomach acid will neutralize the pH of the water that enters the body. EPA also emphasized that the excessive consumption of alkaline water can be dangerous because there is platinum on a machine that filters are used, can cause kidney and liver disorders. Alkaline water also has a similar taste like baking soda with a smooth texture. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | 1HEALTH]
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