alkaline waterIs Alkaline water good or bad? This was a question I received from a client.

Increasing research suggests that many chronic diseases are the result of the accumulation of acids in our body. Effective treatments must remove or balance this acid excess. Drinking alkaline or “ionized” water can help balance pH and increase your resistance to allergies and disease. So let’s determine if Alkaline water has any benefits at all..

Benefits Of Alkaline Water

Your body is 70% water, you should already be drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily to replenish and maintain this ratio. By switching to alkaline water, you will be taking steps to creating and maintaining a healthy pH balance. Alkaline water is linked to the following benefits:

  • Antioxidants – Antioxidants slow the aging process by counteracting or fighting free radicals. Free radicals enter the body quite through environmental toxins found in food, water and air and normally help the body to fight infections. When too many free radicals enter your body they attack healthy cells by taking oxygen from them. Antioxidants contain surplus oxygen molecules which are donated to free radicals resulting in preventing the destruction of healthy cells. The antioxidants in alkaline water are especially useful as they are easily assimilated due to their liquid form.


  • Colon Cleansing – Alkaline water is very effective in promoting the release of and flushing out toxins and accumulated poisons which cling on to the intestinal walls, generally with fewer side effects than from other detox programs. The intestines are where many health issues first arise, and the base for your immune system, it’s very important for overall health to cleanse toxins from your digestive tract and colon.


  • Detoxifies Skin – Alkaline water is very effective in cleansing the skin of unwanted toxins. When your body and your skin are pH balanced, both are better able to absorb vital nutrients ensuring skin is soft, supple and hydrated.


  • Weight Loss – High acidity promotes fat storage. By alkalizing (balancing acidity) your body can break down fatty cells and improve digestion resulting in weight loss. Alkaline water is especially effective as it is more readily absorbed than alkaline forming foods.


  • Boosts Energy – Fatigue is increasingly common these days and may seem to be a normal part of life, but fatigue is often a side effect of too much acid in your system which dehydrates and tires the human body. Alkaline water with its high oxygen content and ability to detoxify, cleanse and hydrate naturally raises energy levels.


Drinking alkaline water is a simple, effective approach to improving your health by boosting your metabolism, lowering the acidity of your bloodstream, slowing the progression of aging, and kick-starting your body’s health by lowering its overall acidity.  It certainly worth a try.. I’m actually a  tap water girl.