Higher ph alkalized drinking water is becoming more and more popular everyday. I am sure you have seen 9+ PH alkaline bottled drinking water in your local grocery store. When shopping online, you have probably seen all sorts of alkaline water making devices from filters, to drops, to alkalinized water ionizer machines and maybe even crazy things like adding baking soda or other chemicals into your glass of water to make it alkaline. You may be wondering what exactly is this alkaline water you keep seeing, and if it has any benefits over ordinary drinking water.
What are the benefits of alkaline water ionizer machines and why should you drink alkaline ionized water everyday?
We all know that orange juice is acidic however we were never told about Oxidation Reduction Potential and how a negative ORP value in our food and drink is beneficial to the body as this is the mechanism by which antioxidants work. An antioxidant neutralizes positively charged free radicals in the body, this is how the antioxidants in FRESH fruits and vegetables detoxify our body and why they are so beneficial to our health. Free radicals are a by product of cell metabolism as the mitochondria in cells metabolize ATP Adenosine triphosphate for energy. In this process positively charged free radicals are produced which can damage DNA and all molecules within the cells. Some scientist even theorize that we age because of the oxidative damage done to our bodies cells over time and that this is the principle cause of aging, see this link for a quick overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-radical_theory_of_aging
As you can see in the photo the Oxidation Reduction Potential of this orange juice is positive (that is because it has probably been a month or more since this orange juice was squeezed and sugar was probably added to it by the manufacturer), this is not reducing and does not aid the body in neutralizing free radicals. ORP values are fleeting in nature and are only present in high negative values in fresh fruits and vegetables. If you “Juice” fruits and vegetables you already know this and this is the reason why people who are into “Juicing” drink theirs immediately after creating the juice with their juicer. When you shop you probably try to purchase the fresher fruits and vegetables because they have higher levels of antioxidants. As fruits and vegetables age they decay and their nutrients and – ORP values locked inside diminish. Fresh squeezed orange juice from oranges that are ripe and recently picked will have a negative ORP value of about -100mV to -150mV (mV stands for Milli Volts).
When testing many common liquids you probably consume daily or weekly you will find an alarming degree of acidity and positive ORP values within these liquids.
Zephyrhills distilled bottled water has a PH of 5.73 which is acidic. In fact pretty much all bottled water is acidic unless you get a specialty brand which states the PH value of the water inside. Most bottled water is actually filtered tap water so in effect you are paying 1000’s to 10,000’s times more for the same water you shower with and flush your toilets with. You can buy your own water filter system at home and save a lot of money if you are buying bottled water. Spending $10 a week on bottled water adds up to about $520 a year as there are 52 weeks in a year. In addition bottled water contains plastic molecules which break off the plastic bottles and are consumed when we drink the water. From the time the water is bottled to the time it is sold and consumed can be several months or even a year or more. Open a gallon of water you purchase at a supermarket or Wal-Mart and smell it, taste it, you can smell and taste the plastic molecules which have broken off the bottle and which you are consuming. If you notice higher end bottled waters are placed in glass containers, to avoid this plastic smell and taste. Unfortunately plastic is so versatile it is Omni present in our life, it is pretty much in every single product you buy and own. Look around your desk and around your house you will see plastic in everything even in your clothes, nylon is a plastic. You can reduce your exposure to plastic by avoiding drinks and food which are in sealed plastic containers as much as possible. Nearly every item in your supermarket is in a plastic container but eliminating some food items sealed in plastic containers and reducing others does have its health benefits.
If you thought mineral water or sparking water was healthy because it had minerals you are incorrect. This water is carbonated, carbonation makes the water very acidic and in fact carbonation contributes to Osteoporosis.
The ORP of carbonated drinks is very positive since it is associated with its highly acidic PH level. Generally the lower the PH of a liquid the higher the positive ORP value of that liquid, however carbonated drinks have an abnormally high positive ORP value which is very unhealthy.
The PH value of carbonated Sodas is highly acidic, you really should not drink this at all or only very sparingly. Not only do sodas contain high levels of sugars and corn syrup as well as food coloring they are pretty much the most acidic beverage you can drink. Combined with their other properties this is why they contribute so heavily towards obesity and deterioration of health.
The Oxidative Reduction Potential of soft drinks is extremely positive.
Alcohol is also a very acidic beverage and this white wine is quite acidic.
There is also a high positive ORP value in drinks containing alcohol.
If you thought drinking Vitamin Water was a solution then you are again incorrect. Although it has vitamins which are mixed in the water is also very acidic.
Vitamin water also has a positive Oxidation Reduction Potential which is not reducing and does not aid the body in neutralizing free radicals.
Milk is slightly acidic with a PH value just below 7.0 which is neutral.
Milk too has a positive ORP value which is not reducing.
Finally we get to coffee! Something I drink every day and perhaps 2 or 3 glasses per day. Coffee is also acidic.
Coffee also has a positive ORP value which is not reducing and does not aid the body in reducing free radicals. As we have seen most if not all of the things we drink on a daily basis are acidic. Some are very acidic like sodas and Coffee while others are less acidic like milk and bottled water. They all have positive ORP values which do not aid our bodies in neutralizing cancer and disease causing free radicals, see: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/antioxidants
Nor do they contain negative ORP values which could help prevent aging based on the Free Radical Theory of Aging.
To counter act all this acidity which we are taking in every day people drink higher PH alkaline ionized water. This water also counteracts free radicals inside the body because of its negative Oxidation Reduction Potential, which acts as an antioxidant in cells.
It may be a surprise to find out that there are many different ways you can make alkaline ph drinking water, some are natural and safe but others may even have dangerous alkaline water side effects if overdone or done incorrectly.
This lack of understanding among the general public has created a bonanza of cheap gimmicks on the market which offer no benefits to the user, and only allow sellers to make a quick buck off the publics ignorance.
Alkaline drinking water HAS NO HEALTH BENEFITS – this is because ALKALINE PH IS NOT THE BENEFICIAL PROPERTY – never the less, there are many scams and dangers for people making and drinking alkaline ph water.
Water Electrolysis is what creates electrolyzed reduced water, which contains atomic oxygen and hydrogen, and is the beneficial property. You can watch a simple example shown in the video below.
The electrolysis of water, which creates ELECTROLYZED REDUCED DRINKING WATER is the only scientifically researched and confirmed method of making alkaline water benefits. This water is actually called alkaline ionized water – or scientifically electrolyzed reduced water. The water electrolysis process, which is the technology utilized in alkaline water ionizer machines, is therefor the only product which makes electrolyzed reduced water on the global market.
This is the most highly rated alkaline water machine systems for 2017 with a Lifetime Warranty. It features the newest technologies and is made by one of the most famous and best rated brands.
Enagic Kangen Water Machine – one the most famous brands, yet their alkalized kagen water systems utilize outdated technology & chemicals, and are sold at very high prices with only a 3 to 5 year warranty. Their reputation has gone down over the years due to their outdated Multi Level Marketing / in person selling format. Manufactured in Japan, it is questionable whether these products are safe and free of nuclear contamination from the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown, the Worst Industrial Disaster in Human History.
Jupiter Athena Alkalized Water System
A good system which utilizes both newer and older technology, its main drawback being a transformer for a power system and a limited warranty. Compare all these machines and others with our FREE comparison chart.
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