All water is not created equal. The processes necessary to sanitize tap and bottled water may lead to the addition of harmful chemicals, the removal of vital nutrients and changes in its chemical balance.
About 75 percent of the human body is made up of water. However, during the course of a day, that water evaporates and is expelled in a variety of ways. Your body is formed in an alkaline environment in the amniotic fluid. At birth you are 80% water and alkaline (ph 7.4), when you die you are 50% water and very acidic. Just like your vital signs (temp 98.6, HR 60-100, RR 20, and BP 120/80) maintains homeostasis in your body and any variations can mean sickness and death, variation in your ph of 7.4 can also cause sickness and death.
Consuming too little water results in dehydration which can lead to illness and accelerate the aging process. The best replacement is alkaline water. Consuming too much acidic water or foods forces the body to take minerals (calcium and phosphorus from bone, magnesium from muscle, zinc and iodine from thyroid) to neutralize the acidity and keep the body alkaline. The organs' losing the minerals become weaker and cause multiple medical problems.
Fear of basic bacteria found in water has made tap water an increasingly unpopular choice, with U.S. consumers spending as much as $12 billion on bottled water instead. But the distillation and reverse osmosis processes used in bottling water often leaves it too acidic and too low in pH, turning our bodies into acidic breeding grounds for disease.
In short, the health of an individual can be traced to the pH balance of water and blood circulating throughout the body. Some researchers believe excess acidity is the cause of all disease. A shift in pH can mean a shift in health.
With a pH of 7.0 being the baseline for neutral, high acidity is anything below 7.0, and high alkaline is anything above that.
The modern U.S. diet is largely made up of acidic foods and beverages. Animal-based products like meat, eggs and dairy are acid-producing, as are white flour and sugar. Replacing sugars with artificial sweeteners makes it worse.
Fresh vegetables are the primary alkaline-producing foods. They are scarce in the U.S. diet.
Even though it's a good idea to adjust the foods consumed, even vegetarians may not be prepared to give up peanut butter, black beans or blueberries? Starting with beverages may be the easiest way to restore a proper pH.
Sodas, sweet waters, and juices aren't healthy. What people need is a good alkaline water, which can contribute to better health, weight loss and reduction in aging.