Alkaline water is the latest phenomenon sweeping the world over; many are raving about the benefits. By drinking water that is alkaline, you will help neutralise the acid in the bloodstream, boost your metabolism and help your body absorb nutrients more effectively. Many sources say that cancer finds it difficult to thrive in an alkaline body.
What is Alkaline?
Fruits and vegetables are mostly alkaline, meat, eggs and dairy are mostly acidic. As long as you retain these basics, you should have little trouble selecting which foods to avoid and which to seek out. Here is a chart explaining, sourced from pHresh products;
Why Drink Alkaline Water?
The main fluid in our bodies – blood, lymph, and interstitial fluid – all needs to have a pH level that is slightly alkaline. As we age, it is much harder for our bodies to maintain this healthy pH level. Abnormal cells thrive in an acidic environment, which is why Dr Theodore Barroody, author of Alkalize or Die, says “countless diseases stem from the same root cause – too much acidity in the body”. Free radicals are also a contributing component, which can add to the toxicity of our body. If not eliminated, free radicals build up and create an environment that promotes premature ageing and degenerative disease. Alkaline water neutralises free radicals and is the fastest way to restore the pH balance of our body. The higher the negative oxidation-reduction potential (ORP), the better the ability to neutralize free radicals.
Genie Juicery, is currently stocking two varieties, plain and lemon infused, retailing at $20HKD and $22HKD respectively. All is produced here in Hong Kong, thanks to their newly purchased, state of the art, water ioniser. Available in store and online now.
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