Archive for November, 2014

Alkaline Water Misconceptions: Why Alkalinity Is Not Always Good

Pouring WaterApart from the fact that the purported benefits of consuming alkaline water are not backed up by scientific claims and the apparent disregard of alkaline water advocates of the importance of acidity in the body, another common misconception is this: the alkalinity of alkaline water makes it effective.

Here, we will discuss why alkalinity alone is not enough to cure the variety of health problems that ionized water allegedly cures.

Why Alkaline Water Per Se Does Not Cure Diseases

Despite the lack of scientific evidence to back up the claim that alkaline water has healing properties, many advocates of ionized water remain firm in their stand that ionized water is a cure-all drink.

But before joining the alkaline water bandwagon, consider the following points: (more…)

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Posted on: November 28th, 2014

The Importance of Acidity: Why Alkaline Water Might Actually Be Bad For You

healthy food in bowlNotwithstanding the backlash that acidity received from alkaline water advocates, it is important to note that acidity per se is not bad.

Quite the contrary, acidity is essential in maintaining certain body processes, particularly digestion. This article will tackle the importance of acidity in the digestive process and how the same can be placed within safe levels.

Alkaline Water and Acidity

Excessive intake of alkaline water, rather than lowering the levels of acidity, can actually prompt the body to release more hydrochloric acid to make up for the sudden change in pH balance in the stomach. (more…)

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Posted on: November 24th, 2014

Healthier Alternatives to Alkaline Water

supplementsMuch has been said about alkaline water, most of which are not positive.

In addition to being expensive and causing excessive water wastage during the course of its production, the more pressing concern in regards to alkaline water is that pertaining to its effects on our physical well-being.

In this article, we will give a rundown of some of the adverse health effects of alkaline water and subsequently present healthier and more effective alternatives.

How Alkaline Water Can Mess Up Your Digestion?

While too much acidity can be detrimental to health, it must be borne in mind that a certain level of acidity is necessary in order to carry out healthy digestion. (more…)

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Posted on: November 21st, 2014

Alkaline Water and the pH Debate

ph ChartAdvocates of alkaline water often warn against drinking water that has passed through either the distillation or the reverse osmosis process, saying that these types of water are actually harmful since they remain slightly acidic.

While being overly acidic can lead to a number of health problems, it is an oversimplification, and a mistaken one at that, to say that acidity in itself is wrong.

Quite the contrary, the body maintains a certain acid-alkaline balance in order to properly perform certain functions. In this article, we will dispel the myth surrounding alkaline water and pH level. (more…)

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Posted on: November 18th, 2014

Why You Should Steer Clear of Bottled Alkaline Water

Good HealthAlkaline water is only widely marketed, it is also more readily available. Before grabbing a bottle of alkaline water from the shelves of your local grocery store, do make sure that you are aware of the drawbacks of consuming bottled alkaline water.

What Manufacturers Don’t Tell You about Bottled Alkaline Water

Considering the full-on marketing scheme for alkaline water, it can be quite tempting to go on an ionized water regimen. However, bottled alkaline water is not what it is often advertised to be.

The following are reasons why you should not drink bottled alkaline water: (more…)

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Posted on: November 15th, 2014

Is Drinking Alkaline Water is bad for you?

Drinking waterWith the constant pursuit for good health and quality health products, the continuous stream of varying health crazes is no longer surprising. One particular health craze that has been the talk of the town in the last couple of years is alkaline water. But unlike most health hypes, the issues and arguments surrounding the effectivity and health effects of alkaline water have intensified rather than died down over the years. (more…)

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Posted on: November 11th, 2014

Alkaline Water Ionizers: Potential Dangers

dangerGiven the number of health benefits attributed to alkaline water, more people are deciding to purchase alkaline water ionizers.

While producing alkaline water at home is certainly less expensive than purchasing commercially-available ionized water, there are certain considerations that one must bear in mind, especially those pertaining to health and safety. (more…)

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Posted on: November 6th, 2014