By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes
All water is not created equal. Each brand has a different way in which they source and bottle the water. What's important? The pH balance as well as the bottle in which it comes in.
What you might already know is water is good for hydration and purification of the body. Besides the things we have learned about H2O and pH balance in school; many studies have shown the benefit to water with higher pH balances. Drinking alkaline water can help to reset the pH of the body, which in turn will ensure that the body remains healthy. A body that has a balanced pH will be able to better fight off illnesses and diseases. Alkaline water is good for detoxification, allergies, and improves concentration. It can also help sooth acid re-flux, help to neutralize acid in the bloodstream, which leads to increased oxygen levels and improved energy and metabolism. Alkaline water cleanses the colon; and can aid in lubricating muscles and joints. Alkaline water has a pH level of around 8 or 9. A pH of 7 is the normal level of most tap or bottled water.
If you drink bottled water look for brands like Essentia which are 9.5 pH balance and are in a BPA free plastic bottle. If you are ever in doubt, drink water from the good old faucet in a glass. If you live in a state where the water is not drinkable from the faucet, then try your best to drink water with a high pH balance. Always consult your doctor.