Water – Alkaline vs. Acidic still a debate…

alkaline waterProponents say that alkalized water can boost your metabolism, reduce acid in your bloodstream, and help your body absorb nutrients more quickly, among other benefits.

Alkalinity is also potentially a problem because it is antibacterial, so it could potentially disrupt the balance of your body’s beneficial bacteria.

If you drink alkaline water ALL the time, you’re going to raise the alkalinity of your stomach, which will buffer your stomach’s acidity and impair your ability to digest food, as low stomach acid is one of the most common causes of ulcers. This can open the door for parasites in your small intestine, and your protein digestion may suffer. It also means you’ll get less minerals and nutrients over time.

Where the debate really takes on is the battle over cancer cells being vulnerable to acidity as opposed to alkalinity. In some cases Acid has been shown to fight cancer causing cells without harming normal ones.

According to Dr. Mercola, Ideally, the pH of your water should be somewhere between 6 and 8. And some of the most healthful waters in the world – that which emerge from mountain springs – are actually acidic in the range of 6.5.

There are many home ionizer alkaline water systems available on the market today.  The Kangen water system can run between $2000-$4000.

A basic more affordable system like the one photographed above can run about $300.

If you’re interested in a system like the one I have hit me up and I will connect you.

What I do is mix up. I don’t strictly use alkaline water. I keep spring water in the mix and I test with pH strips.

You’ll have to test out the waters to figure it out.

The key then is finding YOUR balance.

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In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer