Water is crucial for the human body and it is very important that we drink it. You probably know that you should drink 8-10 glasses of water every day, but according to one new study, you need more than that.
The study suggests that you should drink up to 15 glasses of water every day. The best option is to consume alkaline, pure water.
Why it is important to stay alkaline?
The human body’s pH values rage from 0 to 14. 7 is considered to be neutral, while more than 7 means alkaline pH and less than 7 means acidic pH. Our bodies need a slightly alkaline environment in order to survive and be healthy.
If your body is too acidic, you will experience:
- Low energy
- Digestive troubles
- Weight gain
- Frequent infections and colds
When your body is more acidic, it becomes more vulnerable to serious illnesses like cancer. Because of that it is important that you consume healthy foods that can determine your pH levels, and treat your problems.
Dr. Otto Warburg, is a Nobel Prize winner in 1931, and he had discovered that 95% of the cancers thrive in acidic environment, and that this disease cannot survive in an alkaline environment which has a pH value of more than 7.36. Excess acidity can also lead to other diseases like osteoporosis, diabetes and common chronic diseases.
These problems can be prevented by keeping alkaline state in your body, and you can do that by consuming fresh vegetables and plants, living a life free of stress and drinking distilled water.
Why is alkaline water important?
Tapped water contains high levels of chlorine, antibiotics, metals and hormones, and when you drink it, all these ingredients will go in your system and will contribute to the making of acidic environment. This will weaken your immune system and it will make you prone to diseases.
How to make alkaline water?
You can by alkalizing system for your home, alkalizing water bottles or sticks, but you can prepare it at home. You are going to need to use lemons, because lemons are fruits that can balance the pH values. Despite their acidic taste, they are highly alkaline. This means that they will create an alkaline environment. Lemons are also packed with potent anti-bacterial and 22 anti-cancer properties.
- One lemon
- Quarter ginger root
- Half a cucumber
- Half a cup of mint leaves
How to prepare it:
Peel and then slice a knob of ginger and then slice the cucumber, lemon and the mint leaves. Take all the ingredients and put them in a glass filled with water. After you drink the water, do not throw the ingredients away, because they can be used for three more days in the process of preparation of the water.
In order to get the best results, you need to drink it in the mornings and continue to drink it during your day.