I am obsessed with drinking water — all.day.long. You will never see me leave my house without a bottle of water in my hand. At home, there is usually a “Hansel and Gretel” trail of empty water glasses revealing where I have been that day.
So it was serendipity when, after flying standby due to a canceled flight, I ended up sitting next to Yvonne Anderson, founder of Santevia Water Systems. Yvonne and I got to chatting and I learned about the incredible benefits of alkaline water and creating a pH balance in our bodies.
Right there, on that plane, I told Yvonne I couldn’t wait to tell you all about Santevia and alkaline water. She even gave me the very water bottle and alkaline filter stick she was using. And I have been drinking alkaline water ever since!
Now, when you see me with a bottle of water, you will see an alkaline stick filter in that bottle.
Why Should I Drink Alkaline Water?
All chemical processes have an ideal pH at which they are most efficient between 0-14. An acid pH is below 7, 7 is neutral and above 7 is alkaline. The human body functions best with an internal chemistry being slightly alkaline – a pH of 7.0 to 8.0. Your blood must maintain a pH of 7.4. If the blood pH falls below 7.2, you die. Cells die at about 3.5 pH and are in disease when below 7.0.
7 = Neutral 7.4 = Blood pH
Your body does not manufacture alkaline but, in fact, produces acid as a by-product of normal metabolism. Considering this, plus many other factors like stress that contribute to an acid pH, is why you must supply a higher amount of alkaline from food and water sources to keep a healthy balance.
Alkaline or acid produced by the body must have an equal and opposite acid or alkaline produced by the body; therefore, there is no net gain. However, alkaline supplied from outside the body, like drinking alkaline water, results in a net gain of alkalinity in our body.
Did You Know?
- Most of the disease that plague people in the West could not occur in a pH balanced body.
- The rate at which you age is determined by how acidic your blood is. Graying hair and wrinkling and sagging skin are all worsened by acid in your body.
- The reason cholesterol levels soar is to repair the damage caused to arteries by acidic blood, which scours your arterial walls like an SOS pad.
- Cancer cells require acidity to survive. That’s right: they thrive in an acid environment but are unable to survive in an alkaline one.
- Most people would experience significantly less pain if their pH was balanced. That includes those who suffer from serious disorders such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
How Can I Get More Alkaline in My Body?
Hydration is critical to our health. In fact, we should be taking in 8-10 glasses of water every day, and even more if you are a soda or coffee drinker! It takes 32 glasses of 7.0 water to neutralize 1 glass of soda! Santevia Water Systems want to help us achieve the right amount of alkaline in our bodies so that we can feel better, look better, and physically be healthier.
Eat More Alkalined Foods
Too many times we graze on foods that are very acidic. The above photo shows you the foods that are higher in alkaline that you should eat to help balance your body out.
Drink More Alkaline Water
By keeping alkaline ready water on hand, you are more likely to drink it instead of going for the soda, coffee, and other types of drinks available.
Disclosure: We are working with Santevia to share about how important it is for us to drink alkaline water so that we can stay healthy. All opinions listed are our own.
Please Note: We are NOT health professionals and are not making any health claims. We are simply sharing our opinions and what we have learned about balancing our bodies’ pH levels. If you have any questions about your health, please talk to your doctor.