Alkaline water is a type of ionized water acting as a potent natural antioxidant, capable of helping the body to eliminate the waste products resulted during the natural process of digestion. This type of water has a negative OPR. Thus, it is a powerful antioxidant. Thanks to the production of hydroxyl ions, it favors the production of oxygen and helps in fighting against free radicals. In turn, it corrects the acid/alkaline balance in the body, regenerating cells and fighting different signs of aging. Alkaline water acts as a natural antacid and normalizes the acidity levels in the body. While preventing many diseases, it also combats common problems such as the acid reflux.
How to make alkaline water?
Generally we recommend buying tablets to add to water and thus obtaining alkalized water. The other option is to buy machines that convert tap water into alkaline. However, such methods are often inaccessible to most people due to the high prices usually involved. Here are the top 3 free ways to make alkaline water at home.
Method No. 1
One way of alkalizing water is using two small tanks. One of them fill with water and then pour the water on the another empty container from a great height. When water drops, the bubbles ensure a proper level of alkalinity after repeating the process for 8 or more times. The tap water usually has a pH of 7.2 and this method allows increasing it to at least 7.7. Although it is not much, it’s good for alkalizing the body.
Method No. 2
The second method for homemade alkaline water is boiling water for 5 minutes. After this time, the water will go from pH 7.2 to pH 8.4, effectively alkalinizing the body. Some say you should drink it hot, but the fact is that when cooled, the same alkalinity is retained.
Method No. 3
The last homemade method we can call for alkalizing water is to add half a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water. Water will have a pH 7.2 to pH 7.9. Please note that to be considered alkaline, water must exceed a pH of 7.3 and from there, the more it rises, the more alkaline (though obviously we must not exceed).
However, if you have some funds to invest for the benefit of your health, an alkaline water ionizer machine is the top-notch and recommended device you should consider buying. Worth mentioning, some alkaline water filtration systems sold on Amazon can suit other purposes than producing alkaline water alone. They can also be used to make acidic water for cleaning. Such systems can produce highly alkaline and acidic water with PH Range 2.0 to 12.0, the ORP Range +600 to -800.
The water ionizers are usually very easy to use and mount, they can be directly fit into the tap or to the faucet under the sink.
In the end, let’s summarize the main advantages of alkaline water for your health:
- Contributes to proper digestion
- Prevents illnesses and diseases
- Prevents liquids retention in the body
- Prevents osteoporosis
- Is a strong antioxidant