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Health-Conscious Series # 14 - Why we must drink Ionized Alkaline Water
An agent visited the office of the credit cooperative where I am an active member and presented a first-rate explanation on how we fare based from the water we are drinking.
I was one of the participants, the other one is our manager, for testing the acidity of basicity of our body fluids through our breathing.
Basically, our body consists of more or less 70 per cent water or liquids (blood and its plasma and platelets, our saliva, etc.).
Because of the advancement of this generation and the booming water business around the world, many family households are advocating to drink ionized alkaline water.
Let us hear this:
Although there is no empirical evidence that ionized water is beneficial to human health, it is marketed with claims that it is an antioxidant and can slow aging and prevent disease. Such claims contradict basic laws of chemistry and physiology
Electrolysis separates water into oxygen (O2) and hydrogen gas (H2) due to an electric current.
But at home, mothers use ionized alkaline water for the milk formula. Even recuperating patients use this kind of water.
Many are claiming about its benefits but doctors are still skeptic about it.
Still, health enthusiasts. like me, are optimistic about its benefits, since tap water contain harmful germs and other water stations don't have the required facilities and equipment to reproduce ionized alkaline water for the community.
Why should our body fluids be more alkaline than acidic
Basically, fluids in our body are acidic, that's why we need water in order to neutralize its acidity. Our body is alkaline by design but acidic by function.
That's why whenever our stomach is empty, it will hurt us badly because of the gastric juices that promotes acidity as it churn without food.
There are foods and fruits or herbal medicines that belong to different pH.
pH is the measurement of hydrogen ions present in many fluids, especially water.
Before, you have to buy litmus paper to measure the acidity or basicity of water and other liquids. Aside from it, a pH probe or a pH solution can also be used. I would go for the last one, also called water ionizer pH for fast results.
The competition between the selling of purified and alkaline water is now going very stiff as additional information about the latter is being promoted to different establishments and the community.
That instead of purified water that only adds up to the acidity of one's body, why not use or drink alkaline water in order to get rid of toxins and acids in our body?
Independent researchers are still pushing through with their findings that electron-rich alkaline water can get rid of harmful chemical toxic wastes from our bodies.
Testing for My Acidity
The human body is 70% water. Our body consists of 10 to 13 gallons of water. Our muscles and hearts have 75 percent water. 83% of our brain and kidneys is water. 95% of our eyes and 22 % of our bones is water again. 90% of our blood is water.
So, basically, we are what we DRINK!!!
Water sources in the Philippines, especially in the barrios
I will relate stories, in behalf of ordinary Filipinos who cannot afford to buy purified water or even ionized alkaline or alkaline ionized water.
Before, we used to maintain a jet-matic pump (or we call gripo in Filipino dialect) as our main source of water supply.
We use it for drinking, for taking a bath, for washing clothes, washing dishes, watering plants or clean the comfort room.
With the advent of local water utilities connection, most of the barrio residents already availed of water connections.
Because of this development, they are now or seldom fetch water from nearby well at the creek or brook.
Unfortunately, I noticed that the enthusiasm of having water connection from the local government unit dwindled as disconnection notices bombarded every households as they cannot pay their water bills.
Water is a basic necessity, but with this scenario, many residents will always go back to old, dangerous way...fetching water from the well that can be contaminated by human activities.
Books and Gadgets for Ionized Alkaline Water
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