On the MayoClinic website a question was asked, “Is alkaline water better for you than plain water?”
The answer may puzzle the common sense thinking person a bit. The reply to this question comes from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. and she says:
For most people, plain water is best.
Alkaline water has a higher pH level than does tap water. Some proponents say that alkaline water can neutralize acid in your bloodstream, boost your energy level and metabolism, and help your body absorb nutrients more effectively. Others say that alkaline water can help you resist disease and slow the aging process. However, researchers haven’t verified these claims.
Some research does suggest that alkaline water may slow bone loss, but further study is needed to determine if the positive effects can be maintained over the long term or influence bone mineral density overall.
Alkaline Water Breakthrough
Let’s think this through for a minute. She lists all the incredible benefits of alkaline water many experts in the alternative health industry have scientifically proven. We don’t know who the “researchers” are she may be referring to. Our best guess could probably be mainstream medical industry, that thrives on pharmaceuticals.
Then she mentions one of the most powerful benefits of alkaline water that “their” research, she says, suggest “may slow bone loss.” This medical benefit of alkaline water could help many suffering from osteoporosis. However, it is not enough of a breakthrough, further study is needed, she says.
Alkaline Water Is Better
Is plain water better for you? Many of us, don’t trust our municipal tap water, and rightly so. That’s why we purchase water filters to clean out the chemicals in it, like chlorine. Some cities have even reported pharmaceutical waste in their tap drinking water.
What’s worse, the water filters we purchase may give us some confidence in the city tap water, but they don’t 100% clean the water. Furthermore they don’t mineralize the water with magnesium, potassium and calcium, which naturally occur in healthy water. Water filters only add good taste to dirty water. The same goes for bottled water. Since it’s not really regulated by the Government at all, you don’t know where it really came from. ( Read this article: Should You Trust Bottled Water Name Brands)
Natural Alkaline Water
Not all waters are created equal. Here’s a fact about alkaline water, you need to know and never forget. Nature creates alkaline water naturally. Although rain water is mostly acidic, when it hits the mountain tops and flows down the rocks into rapid streams to pristine flowing rivers, it becomes naturally alkaline, ionized water with a healthy ORP.
So plain water as we understand it to be, is not the most natural drinking water, alkaline water is. Water ionizers through modern technology simply bring it to you. Watch the video below about the natural alkaline waters in Ecuador.