You are not only what you eat, but also what you drink.
It is really important to eat right, but often we forget to drink right.
Yes, I am talking about water, but did you know, water also have varieties?
Yes, you’ve read it right.
There is another type of water rather than normal water which is Ionized water and the main concern of this article.
You will be surprised how this kind can be beneficial for you in so many ways.
You may have known about the various health benefits of alkaline water, but in this article, you will know elaborately about the features of ionized water.
Just some sips of ionized water can improve your health condition.
Regular Water VS Ionized Water
It is the pH level that draws a border between regular water and ionized water. Alkaline water contains a higher pH level than regular drinking water. For this reason, experts say that it has the ability to neutralize your body. Normal drinking water is neither alkaline neither acidic. It is neutral and it has a pH of 7.
Ionized Water VS DeIonized Water
- Ionized water- The water, which has mineral ions in it is called Ionized water. Minerals in either by gaining or losing electron water become ionized. All types of natural water have minerals containing. Ionized water also has minerals.
- Deionized water: The water, which has no minerals in it is called Deionized water. Through reverse osmosis and with the combination of Distilled water, it is created.
Types of Ionized Water
There are two types of Ionized water based on whether it’s acidic or alkaline.
- Ionized alkaline water It is also known as Electrolyzed Reduced Water. It can reduce the effects of oxidation. This ability is known as Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). It is good to reduce the effect of oxidation because oxidation can destroy or cause damage to a substance. So if the water is acidic, it can damage the body tissues and DNA, by gaining electrons. The reduction is a process where antioxidant material donates an electron to another substance. Antioxidants to keep us healthy by saving the tissues and DNA being oxidized.
- Ionized acidic water: It is also called by scientists as Electrolyzed Oxidative Water (EOW) as it increases oxidation. Because of its ability to increase oxidation, it has the ability to sanitize surfaces, tools, etc. Basically, it is a good replacement for toxic household cleaners.
Making of Ionized Water
It can be made by mixing tap water with two kinds of Ions. Such as Mineral ions, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium which are mineral ions and bicarbonate ions. Mineral ions consist of positive electromagnetic charge. Bicarbonate is dissolved CO2, it’s formed by absorbing CO2 in water from the air. Bicarbonate contains a negative electromagnetic charge.
The water ionizers being used in homes separate the positive minerals from negative bicarbonate by electromagnetism. They have charged plates, which are like magnets because they can attract the oppositely charged ions. In this procedure, a membrane called Bipolar Exchange Membrane helps the ions to pass through. But it doesn’t allow another particle to pass.
Both alkaline and acidic waters can be made by this process at the same time.
Benefits of Ionized Water
BALANCING BODY’S pH
It is nowadays a common complaint that people feel lethargic more often. Also suffering from frequent joint pains, infections, colds are common occurrences. One of the main reason behind that is, a body being too acidic. By drinking ionized alkaline water this problem can be solved. Because of the pH of alkaline water, it can restore the body’s pH balance. Having alkaline ionized water on a daily basis promotes neutralize the acid. It can keep our body in equilibrium.
A POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT
Alkaline ionized water is considered to be a good source of antioxidants because of its containing free electrons which they can donate to the body in result this neutralize free radicals. Moreover, antioxidants have anti-aging property.
HYDRATES THE BODY:
Normally water molecules don’t come as single molecules rather they come as clusters. The ionization procedure can break the electrical bonding of water molecules and restructures them to about 5-8 molecules per cluster which are 12-15 molecules before. So by becoming smaller the water can be absorbed into the cells more easily, which hydrates the body and flush out the toxins in the body.
How do Water Ionizers help With Weight Management?
You can ask how is this possible, but believe me, it is possible. You can eat right, exercise on a regular basis, but if the pH of your body is not balanced, then you will not get any fruitful result. Why? Because the fat stored in our body is acidic. So for eliminating acidic fat, you need alkaline, which is provided by alkaline ionized water. So it has logical benefits to help you to reach the target weight goal.
Blood pressure and diabetes
In Shanghai, did a finding that after drinking alkaline water for 3 to 6 months, people who suffer from high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high blood lipids had a surprising improvement.
Moreover, researchers found that after exercising, high-pH electrolyte water can reduce blood viscosity in about 100 adults, blood viscosity results in cardiovascular strain because of dehydration. This was found in 2016.
Some people have a misconception about the stomach that it needs to be acidic. But it is wrong. It needs to be balanced. Between meals, the stomach becomes too much acidic. So if you drink alkaline water between the meals it helps to keep the stomach balanced.
And a balanced stomach means improved digestion system. It is also proved that alkaline water at pH 8.8 can stop a specific enzyme that is a cause of Reflux disease.
Reduces Chance of Colon Cancer:
Among the top ten killer diseases, colon cancer is prior. And this can be prevented by providing alkaline to the colon. Dr. Shinya, the inventor of the colonoscopy, highly recommends alkaline ionized water to help to heal the colons from getting cancer.
Ionized water eliminates mucus which generally build-up on the colon walls. By this, it improves the ability of the body to absorb many important nutrients
Drinking ionized water contributes to flushing out the stubborn toxins and acidic waste from our body.
The ionizer containing the Prefiltration cartridge inside is able to remove pollutants like chlorine found in tap water
Alkaline water which contains pH over 10.5 is a great choice to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables and making them fresh.
Side Effects And Risks
Although having many benefits of alkaline drinking water we have to remember excessive of anything is not safe. It has also some negative side effects.
By lowering of natural stomach acidity it kills bacteria and expels many harmful pathogens which enter in the bloodstream.
By taking too much alkaline water can be a cause of agitating the normal pH of the body.
Which can lead to Metabolic Alkalosis, in this condition these symptoms may occur nausea hand tremors and tingling in the extremities or face vomiting muscle twitching.
It can also decrease the calcium in the body, by which bones can be affected negatively because calcium is the main ingredient for healthy bone structure.
BINGO! Now that you’ve learned how to have your perfect drink, “Drink, l’chaim, to life”