Alkaline/Ionized water has been in use in Japan for over 50 years. Research has proven it to provide some incredible health benefits and some Japanese doctors consider it to be a medical treatment for many disorders.
In the U.S. we are just beginning to hear about ionizers and there are a few physicians such as Dr, Susan Lark, at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Dr. Hiromi Shinya, at Beth Israel Medical Center, who recommend it.
It is Clean Water
We all know tap water is becoming more and more contaminated and full of added chemicals including chlorine. To avoid this, many people turn to bottled water thinking it is a healthier choice. But recent studies by the Natural Resource Defense Council found that overall bottled water is NO better than tap. Also, there is the problem of the tons of plastic bottles accumulating on our planet, as well as toxic chemicals that leach from the plastic into the bottled water.
It Helps Our Bodies Become More Alkaline
Research shows that the healthiest state for the body is the slightly alkaline, but almost all the water we have to choose from is highly acidic as are sports drinks. So, if one is drinking a lot of acidic water, it is difficult to get the body more alkaline. Another advantage of drinking alkaline/ionized water is that it is a much easier way to get our bodies more alkaline than trying to do this by diet alone. One may actually decrease his lifetime risk of getting cancer by becoming less acidic.
It Acts as a Powerful Antioxidant
Free radicals underlie not only many disease processes but also the aging process. Probably the most important advantage of ionized water is its ability to scavenge free radicals. The health benefits of antioxidants, such as green tea, are due to their ability to scavenge free radicals, but ionized water may be anywhere from 3 to 10 times more powerful than green tea at doing this. This is one of the reasons why ionized water is considered a medical treatment in Japan.
It Improves Hydration
Along with hydrating us, it helps to flush out toxins. Its micro-clustered structure aids in superior absorption of the water from the stomach and into the cells. Athletes know that when they are poorly hydrated they get more muscle cramps and their energy and endurance is lower. Better hydration can improve many chronic conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, asthma, kidney stones, obesity, migraines, and many others. The body loses about 6 to 10 glasses of water per day just to carry out its normal functioning. Most of us are probably chronically dehydrated due to not replacing this water.
If you are looking to lose weight, recent research published in the Journal of Circulation shows that within 5 minutes of drinking 8 to 16 oz. of water, “fat burning enzyme” is activated for more than 90 minutes. So, drinking a glass of water every 90 minutes will keep this enzyme activated all day, thereby helping our weight loss efforts.
The bottom line is, water is not just water; and alkaline/ionized water is highly superior to all other drinking waters. It is clean alkaline mineral water that you can make yourself and that assists your body in achieving its optimal health.
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