Benefits Of Alkaline Ionized Water
It is a misconception that consumption of alkaline water leads to many health benefits. In fact, it is alkaline ionized water that has benefits associated with it. There are no health benefits to drinking alkaline water.
Alkaline Water Vs Alkaline Ionized Water?
Alkaline Water: Any water that has a pH above 7.0 is an alkaline water. One can add baking soda to tap water or bottled water to make it alkaline. In a natural process, water can be made alkaline by adding alkaline minerals to it.
Alkaline Ionized Water: This is created by water ionizers through water electrolysis. This process occurs in the electrolysis chamber of a water ionizer machine.
As alkaline ionized water is reduced through electrolysis, it has more active hydrogen molecules – oxidation-reduction potential than regular tap water. It is a rich source of antioxidants that helps neutralize free radicals.
Due to these properties, alkaline ionized water acts as an effective antioxidant by detoxifying cells through neutralization of free radicals. Free radicals cause oxidation in one’s body and antioxidants try to slow down the process.
Free radicals are known to cause cellular and DNA damage in our body, which also contributes to aging and various diseases. Antioxidants slow down the process by donating an electron to an oxygen free radical so that it becomes a stable oxygen molecule.
SOURCES OF ANTIOXIDANTS
Alkaline ionized water is a plentiful source of antioxidants that can be easily assimilated by the body due to the small size of water clusters.
It is also found in:
- Fruits like apples, grapes
- Vegetables such as spinach, carrots, tomatoes and garlic
- Legumes such as kidney beans
- Teas such as green tea, black tea, and herbal tea
- Spices like cloves, cinnamon, and turmeric
These food groups provide a pH balanced diet. When our body is in equilibrium, the self-regulating control mechanisms operate in ideal conditions, delivering nutrients to our cells and eliminating waste products through body’s various natural elimination channels.
When blood plasma and interstitial fluids surrounding cells are maintained within a narrow pH range of 7.35 to 7.45, our immune system is able to fight away illness.
Benefits of Alkaline Ionized Water
The oxidation-reduction potential, micro-clusters and higher pH of alkaline ionized water lead to various health benefits
1. Fights Cancer
One major benefit of alkaline ionized water is its ability to destroy/inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It also stops the formation of new cancers in the body. Alkaline ionized water helped in leading to the death of leukemia cells. There is evidence that alkaline ionized water can tone down the growth of tumors by preventing growth of blood vessels feeding tumors.
2. Anti-Diabetic Benefits
There are studies which found that alkaline ionized water helps to improve glucose levels and glucose tolerance in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes-affected mice. The alkaline ionized water protects cells in the pancreas from the damage of free radicals that can lead to diabetes.
3. Other Diseases
There is evidence that alkaline ionized water can keep away Parkinson’s disease, ulcers, arteriosclerosis and problems that affect the retina of the eye.