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Is What You are Drinking Helping or Harming You?

This chart details the pH level of many popular beverages. Know what you are drinking and the impact it can have on your health!


The pH scale is like the Richter scale, there is not just one point difference between each number. Each number is 10 times better or worse than the one before it.

pH stands for potential hydrogen and measures the acid/alkaline level in our water. The scale is measured from 0-14 with 7 pH being neutral, and anything above 7.0 being alkaline and anything lower than 7.0 being acidic. When water carries more hydrogen than hydroxyl ions it is said to be acidic when water carries more hydroxyl ions that hydrogen it is considered more alkaline.

Your body is a perfectly balanced machine and if it becomes too acidic it can wreak havoc on your health with lifestyle diseases like obesity, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type II diabetes, tooth decay, low energy, brittle bones, and much more.

Soda, coffee, fast food, and sports drinks are some of the main culprits, but lack of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as lack of suitable non-acidic water all contribute to over acidity. Think about it like this: you drink a popular soft drink like cola which has a pH of around 2.5 or an expensive bottled water, and your bloodstream does not lower itself to that level. What happens is the sugars and other elements are processed by the body as acid waste. Part of which is eliminated while others are kept in various fat stores to buffer the acid. Now your body can only process so much of these kinds of acids before it is overwhelmed. So, before you know it your body begins to acidify, which accelerates the aging process.

Your body is an amazing machine because what is does from this point is fascinating. As you inundate your body with acids it cannot keep up, so to maintain the fragile pH balance, your body begins to cannibalize itself. It will start to leach alkaline minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium from your bones, teeth, and eyes in order to restore the balance needed to keep you alive. After years and years of your body pulling minerals from different sources you will start to notice a decline in your health, and you may experience osteoporosis, bad vision, bad teeth and other lifestyle illnesses.

5% weight loss

When your body’s pH is in the acid range of below 7.0 it will retain water to dilute the acidity and will store cholesterol in the arteries to maintain the proper blood pH. No matter how much you exercise, your body will continue to keep a tight hold on the fats to protect itself. Many people notice a drop in weight once they begin drinking ionized alkaline water, because they begin to neutralize the acid that they have built up in their body, and then their body lets go of its fat stores because it doesn’t need them anymore to buffer acidity.

There are many other health benefits that come from alkalizing the body.

Benefits of ionized alkaline water and an alkaline diet:

  • Strength and stamina
  • Speedy recovery and renewed health
  • Sustained daily energy levels
  • Glowing, youthful skin
  • Better digestion
  • Greater flexibility and mobility
  • Increased memory and alertness

Keep in mind every time that you reach for a soda that it takes 32 parts of ionized alkaline water to undo the damage of just two sips of acidic soda! But if you drop the acidic lifestyle and alkalize with ionized alkaline water or alkaline diet, amazing things start to happen and your body will love you and you will love your body.

Bottled and Reverse Osmosis Water Is Still Not the Answer

The American people purchase millions of bottles of water every day, which adds up to billions of dollars spent annually. A study done by Green Nature suggests that over half of Americans drink bottled water, spending 240-10,000 times as much as tap water.

Most people assume and trust that bottled water is both cleaner and more healthy than tap water, but 59% of all bottled waters are nothing more than filtered or reverse osmosis tap water. And all reverse osmosis water is actually acidic, which is harmful to your body. In 1999 a four-year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council showed that of 103 brands and over 1000 bottles tested, 1/3 contained contamination in the form of chemicals, bacteria and arsenic. A second study done in Canada of bottled waters found that 70% contained bacteria.

Furthermore, the plastic bottles from bottled water pollute our planet and sit forever in landfill.

Tapped (by tappedfilms) is a film that examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

Bottom line: Alkaline Water is the Best Drinking Water Available

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