You’ve no doubt already heard the buzz. After all, if you walk into any grocery store, the trend is just about hitting you right in the face. Yes, we’re talking about water, but more specifically: alkaline water? Just what is it and why does it have the Goops of the world all up in a tizzy? Allow us to explain.
Alkaline water, simply put, is water with a lower pH (acidity) than your run-of-the-mill tap and bottled water. Why is this important? That means the water is rich in alkalizing components and basically has a lot of the minerals you need to keep your body acidity leveled... and your skin and overall beauty game where you want it.
So, let’s get down to the benefits, shall we?
1) Prevents Acidosis
Alkaline water helps with neutralizing your body’s blood acidity, which in turn prevents Acidosis, a condition that can cause hormonal imbalances as well as other maladies. Yikes!
2) Metabolism boosting
On top of keeping your body acidity leveled, alkaline water and foods can help boost your metabolism, and keep it maintained at a healthy level.
3) Your gut!
Alkaline water can help disinfect your gut flora, and cleanse it of unwanted free radicals and other dangerous bacteria. A happy gut basically equals a happy everything else... including your waistline and complexion.
Along with your gut, alkaline water’s disinfecting properties also applies to other toxins in your body. In other words, it pulls double duty.
So, how do I get Alkaline?
Luckily for you, bottled alkaline water is pretty much everywhere you go, but if you wanna pull a little DIY (or, just feeling adventurous), you can get a water ionizer that’ll do the job for you, too. But you don't need to get too crazy just yet—the experts agree that eating a diet high in alkaline foods is the real key over anything. Just what foods are alkaline? Pretty much everything you already know is good for you: fruits, nuts, legumes and vegetables. Oh, and that whole hot lemon water in the morning thing? Turns out squeezing a little citrus into your water is the ultimate DIY when it comes to getting your water alkaline. It's a great way to start your day, gets your metabolism instantly ignited, detoxifies and helps to raise your pH once the minerals begin to dissolve in your bloodstream. Go on, get citrus-y.