Alkaline Water: The Benefits10/07/2019
Water is just water right? It’s all the same, or is it?
You may of heard a bit about Alkaline Water and wondered whats so special about it and how it can possibly be any different from tap water. So heres a bit of the science and facts behind our water available at The Studio!
Did you know our bodies have their own PH scale? Running from 0-14 (0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most Alkaline.) Our PH levels should be kept at approximately 7, to transport oxygen around the body and maintain good health. The problem in this modern day, is that our diets are heavily Acidic from eating a lot of processed “junk” food, so our scales are tipping away from the Alkaline side meaning the blood is too acidic, the body is removing the acidic waste through the cells, which become too acidic and die. Most illnesses thrive in Acidic environments so keeping a diet rich in Alkaline food is key for maintaining long term health.
Some foods that are Alkaline rich are;
But the easiest way to increase your Alkaline levels is simply by changing your water! Alkaline water has many proven benefits such as;
- Helping with digestion
- Carrying nutrients to cells
- Flushing out toxins
- Rich in antioxidants
- Reduces inflammation within the body
- Restores PH balance
- Mineral rich (higher concentrations of calcium, magnesium and potassium)
Tap water is commonly contimated with chemicals such as chloroform, pesticides and waterborne pathogens that end up in our water pipes, these can be harmful even in small doses. At the studio we have bottled Alkaline Water from our Kangen machine which filters and ionizes the water as it pumps through the system. Set at a PH level of 9.5 perfect for keeping the body at maximum hydration after a heated yoga class! Hydration is key for preventing fatigue and headaches after exercise, water lost through sweating needs to be replaced frequently. The body is 70% water so we should be making sure we are putting the best quality water into our system.