The acid-base balance (also called the pH balance) of the body is incredibly important and in acute cases, an imbalance can even be a cause for a medical emergency. However, much of the damage it does is in the long-term, contributing to heart disease, cancer, poor circulation and poor digestion, just to name a few of the unfortunate side-effects. Keeping to an alkaline diet and drinking alkaline water (with a high mineral content) should be able to help prevent that and keep your body’s pH balance where it needs to be.
Promotes Heart Health
Acidity is one of the leading underlying causes of cardiovascular disease. How? First, a low pH can destroy the good fats in the arteries that help reduce arterial inflammation. This inflammation, and not just the build-up of plaque, is one of the reasons why arteries become blocked in the first place.
Supports Healthy Respiratory Circulation
If the body is slightly alkaline, this supports good circulation of oxygenated blood through the lungs and back into the heart and so on to the rest of the body. Acidity, on the other hand, can deprive lung cells of the needed oxygen and can eventually lead to weakened lung tissue which is more vulnerable to disease.
One of the most important functions of the pancreas is to produce digestive enzymes to help counteract the effects of the acidic bile from the stomach. However, it can only do this by using alkalized bicarbonate ions. Otherwise, this bile can cause pain and inflammation and also erode the linings of the digestive tract, leading to potentially serious health problems.
Hydrogen-rich, alkalized bodily fluids (such as the lymphatic fluid which flows through the lymph system), are responsible for help to purify and cleanse the body of a variety of potential toxins and contaminants. These fluids help strengthen the overall immunity and make it less likely that you will succumb to illness or infection.
Enhances the Health of the Urinary Tract
The kidneys are incredibly important, since they are responsible to for processing the fluids of the urinary tract. If acidity in the body is high, the body will try to compensate for this by pulling minerals from the bones to help alkalize the blood, and this mineral deposits can be transformed into painful kidney stones. Drinking alkaline water can help prevent this.
So if you are wanting to make a small change in your lifestyle which can nonetheless have a big impact on your health, consider drinking alkaline water instead of regular water from the tap. It can help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, strengthen your immune system so that you are better able to fight off illness and infection and even improve your digestion. And anyone can drink to that!
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