As you grow older staying hydrated becomes more critical for your health and longevity. Today many baby boomers are concerned about their health care and anti aging weight loss. This article is to provide baby boomers information about the benefits of drinking alkaline ionized water and how it can help age healthy and lose weight.
Drinking water is important, however, today’s drinking water has been treated with so many chemicals and recycled so many times that it has been rendered a lifeless and tasteless liquid. Chemically, it is still H2O but much of the good has been lost during the process and, unfortunately, many toxic things have been added as well. Alkaline, ionized water gives you an alternative. But what can you and, baby boomers especially, expect from drinking it and what are the benefits? Let’s look at the top 3 benefits of alkaline water baby boomers of all ages should know.
1. Alkaline Ionized Water Restores Body pH Balance
A balanced body pH is vital to the body to fight off diseases like cancer and other diseases connected to aging. Most diseases are the result of too much acid stored in the body because of stress or a bad diet. Alkaline water can neutralize the acidity of the body caused by stress, modern diet, air pollution and many bottled waters. A higher pH in the body reduces the need for fat and cholesterol to protect the body from damaging acids. Let’s explain.
2. Alkaline Ionized Water Helps in Weight Loss
Research by Dr. Robert O. Young, author of “The pH Miracle for Weight Loss,” shows that the epidemic of obesity in the industrialized world is result of acidity in the body.
The body creates fat cells to trap and neutralize acids in the system.
The modern diets of meat, grains and beverages, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcohol is extremely acidic, they affect you negatively more so when you get older. Although some acids are removed through urination, defecation and perspiration, many acids remain in the system because of over-acidity. It is the excess acids in the body that break down healthy tissue, so the body protects itself by creating a natural buffer of fat. Fat cells bind to acids in the body. Some fat cells are eliminated from the system, but many remain stored in the body, resulting in weight gain.
Traditional weight loss methods are doomed to fail without proper hydration and nutrition.
Acidity and Weight Loss Facts:
- Reducing portion size of meals only minimally decreases acid intake.
- Reducing calories will not decrease the acidity of the body—and may increase it if large amounts of acidic beverages are included.
- Reducing fats in the diet will not reduce the acidity of the body or result in weight loss.
- Increasing the intake of meat will increase the acidity in the body. Meat is an acid-forming food in the body.
- Exercise increases the production of acids, such as lactic acid. Many acids are released through perspiration, but some are retained by the system, causing pain in muscles.
Drinking alkaline water releases fats and creates weight loss.
Alkaline water can reduce the body’s acidity and stop fat storage. The micro-clusters of alkaline ionized water help flush acid and toxins out of your body system that the fat cells store. Once fat cells are no longer needed, your body will eliminate them—the fat and pounds melts away.
A healthy body causes weight loss, not the other way around.
A healthy, non-acidic body will return to its natural, ideal weight. Freed of toxins, the body’s cells, tissues and organs achieve a healthier state. A detoxified, non-acidic body has more energy, vitality and longevity.
“Your body can-and will-let go of the excess fat,” writes Dr. Young. “If your food and drink are alkaline (meaning, in basic chemistry, the opposite of acid), all that acid-binding fat will just melt right off. There will be no need for the body to hold on to it anymore.” (The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, p 15.)
3. Anti-Aging: Alkaline, Ionized Water Helps Slow Aging
Alkaline water is negatively charged and an “antioxidant.” Antioxidants reduce cellular and DNA damage caused by free radicals.
Getting older and aging is not the same thing. Getting older relates to the passage of time, while aging relates to the breakdown of tissues in the body.
The not-so-pleasant outward signs of aging include wrinkles, sagging skin and weight gain. Getting older by itself does not cause aging. Aging is the result of damage to body tissues by organic acids and by active oxygen (free radicals).
Facts about aging baby boomers should know:
- Organic acids in the body break down tissues, causing aging and age-related diseases.
- Common waste products in the body include acetic acid, carbonic acid, fatty acids, lactic acid and uric acid.
- Active oxygen (free radicals) causes oxidative damage to molecules within cells of the body.
- Free radicals are associated with a numerous diseases, including arthritis, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.
Drinking alkaline ionized water can help neutralize these acids and scavenge free radicals in the body.
Alkaline ionized water causes the stomach to produce bicarbonates, which are absorbed into the blood stream and can neutralize acids.
One proven scavenger for active oxygen and property in alkaline water, is active hydrogen. (The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, p 15.) Active hydrogen is produced in water through electrolysis, the process used to ionize drinking water.
Author of “Aging and Reverse Aging,” Sang Whang writes, “As we start to lose bicarbonates in our blood, around age 45, we begin to age physiologically,” … “All we have to do to stop aging and maintain good health is to recharge bicarbonates to the blood.”
As stated at the beginning of this information, drinking water is important especially for baby boomers. But drinking tap water, filtered water, bottled water and even purified water cannot benefit you like alkaline ionized water can.
If you are concerned about healthy aging and trying to lose weight by eating nutritious alkaline foods, adding alkaline ionized water to your lifestyle will benefit you in reversing the aging process and help you age beautifully and healthy.