Be Like Water…

water picWater, Water, Water…

So many to choose, it gets confusing

I came across this guide that may help bring some clarity to the subject…

Kinds of water 

Purified water: Water that is physically processed to remove impurities (e.g., distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis, carbon filtration, etc.)

Distilled water: Water that is boiled and evaporated away from its dissolved minerals, and then the vapor is condensed.

Bottled Water: This water is typically from a spring or has gone through reverse osmosis before it is bottled. However, some brands are simply bottled tap water that may or may not have gone through any additional filtering.

Alkaline water: Water that has been separated into alkaline and acid fractions using electrolysis, which takes advantage of the naturally occurring electric charges found in the magnesium and calcium ions; in the drinking water industry.

Deionized or demineralized water: Water in which the mineral ions (salts such as sodium, calcium, iron, copper, chloride and bromide) have been removed by exposing it to electrically charged resins that attract and bind to the salts.

Hard and soft water: Hard water is any water containing an appreciable quantity of dissolved minerals; soft water is treated water in which the only cation (positively charged ion) is sodium.

Spring water: is considered to be some of the most healthful waters in the world because of the way it is structured.  It is any natural situation where water flows to the surface of the earth from underground. Thus, a spring is a site where the aquifer surface meets the ground surface.

Any one you choose you will find healing so long as you drink water and lots of it!

So be like water my friends…

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,jefitthumb2

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer



Alkaline vs. Acidic

An acidic body is a magnet for disease, illness, cancer & aging.  The main fear regarding an acidic diet is bone loss from the body releasing minerals from your bones.

However, Alkalinity is also potentially a problem because it is antibacterial, so it could  disrupt the balance of your body’s beneficial bacteria,  which can buffer your stomach’s acidity and impair your ability to digest food.

Understanding the pH scale is from 0-14.  pH is short for “potential of Hydrogen” so what we’re reading is the concentration of hydrogen ions of foods and beverages to cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and medical diagnostics.

7 is neutral, Anything less than 7 is an acid, Anything more than 7 is an alkali.  As a point of reference, the pH of battery acid is 1. Water is 7, or should be.

To give you a simple guideline:

Fish, meat, cheese, eggs and grains are considered acidic.

Vegetables & Fruits are considered alkaline

To maintain a balanced pH in your blood and tissues, your diet should consist of at least 70 to 80 percent basic foods – that is, no more than 20 to 30 percent acidifying foods

The typical American diet is loaded w sugar and processed foods, which throws off your body’s ability to optimize your pH.

The idea is to achieve BALANCE and the best way to do that is to ADD vegetables & fruits to your diet. A diet rich in raw, organic, whole foods this will help optimize your body’s pH and achieve homeostasis.

Though clinical research in humans has yet to be proven on alkaline vs. acidic, the truth remains… a diet high in junk food will cause diseases and one in whole unprocessed foods can cure a list of ailments.

More on alkaline water to follow…

GO for Life! ™joycethumb

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer