The reasons to maintain an alkaline diet are many and various; from improving your overall health to increasing your energy levels and boosting your metabolism and the resultant weight loss that the increases in energy and metabolism will promote, but even the best of results can be amplified by making one small change to your lifestyle, and that is drinking and preparing your foods with ionized (alkaline) water.
Below you will find the five most important reasons for adding ionized water to your diet.
1). Ionized Water is More Hydrating
Ionized water is completely different from standard tap water or even bottled water. Our DNA has become adapted, over many millennia, to absorb chemical-free, dynamically ionized water (or water that is moving not just on the physical level, but on the sub-atomic level). It is only since the onset of the Industrial Revolution that our air, water and food have become tainted by pollutants and only in the last seventy years that chemicals have been added to our water and crops under the guise of health benefits and increased health productivity.
It is a fact that when water has been ionized the water molecule clusters size is made smaller and changes its shape. The new size and shape allows the water to be absorbed by your tissues more easily. Also, when the alkalizing minerals are ionized, they are much easier absorbed by your body, meaning that they will be far more effective. It used to be that all water had this size and shape, but while there are still a handful of locations around the globe where naturally ionized water can be found, in Western Societies it is next to impossible to any longer find a source of unadulterated water.
2). Ionized Water is a Powerful Antioxidant
Over 70% of our body weight is made up of water and plays a part in many important bodily processes and functions. In fact, without the proper amount of hydration the body begins to deteriorate and if the body goes longer than a week without water, it can die.
While water is important for life itself, it is also important as an antioxidant by producing hydroxyl ions to help with oxygen production, a process which neutralizes harmful free radicals and helps to not only boost your energy levels but also to increase your metabolism, resulting in effective weight loss.
Again, it used to be that extra ionization was not necessary, but due to our increasing pollution of the planet; our air, water and food combined with our increasingly stress-filled lifestyles we are slowly poisoning ourselves. The increased oxygen levels imparted by ionized water helps to remove wastes more efficiently carry nutrients to where they are needed more effectively, increases our resistance to bacteria and viruses but helps through the alkalization of the bloodstream, to destroy cancer cells and ensure an environment in which they cannot live.
3). Ionized Water Improves the Taste of Food
Because of its increased oxidation ability, ionized water hydrates food more effectively, drawing out its natural flavors and goodness and making eating foods that have been grown with or prepared with ionized water better able to pass along their nutrients.
4). Acid Ionized Water as a Beauty Tool
Our bodies are held together with the largest organ of all, the skin. The skin is an acidic organ and those who wash in acidic water obtain clearer, younger looking skin than those who use hard water; hard water usually being alkaline due to the presence of excess calcium. Washing in soft acidic (ionized) water you can clear up excess bacteria that will help to remove acne and work like an astringent to tighten up the skin and even remove wrinkles. Another application of acidic ionized water is to wash your hair in it to relieve any itchy scalp conditions.
Acidic Ionized water can even be used as a medicinal tool to help sterilize wounds, treat ulcers, removes bacteria and viruses as well as reduce itching caused by insect bites, skin conditions and inflammation. While you dont want to drink the acidic water due to its acid content, its application as a skin tonic is beneficial in many ways.
5). Ionized water is Alkaline
Last but probably most important is the fact that ionized water is alkaline, meaning that it will help to balance your bodys pH level which, due to our highly acidic Westernized diets and lifestyles (not to mention the acids added to our air, food and water due to pollution) are usually far too acidic to process our wastes and provide our bodies with the proper amount of oxygen.
An overly acidic body is a welcoming host for any number of diseases, and when a body starts becoming too acidic, the bodys defense mechanisms try to counter the acidity by leaching calcium and magnesium from the bones. It also reacts by turning acid wastes (which are very harmful to the body and can cause the organs to slow down and malfunction) into solids, which it then stores in our tissues. The end result of the bodys efforts to protect its organs results in a hardening of the arteries and a build-up of excess weight as well as crystalline deposits of acids in the joints which cause inflammation and stiffness, even arthritis.
The Choice is Yours
It is, of course, up to you as to whether or not you avail yourself of the multiple benefits of ionized water such as that provided by Chanson Water Ionizers, for while keeping to an alkaline diet is important to your overall health, drinking and using ionized water to prepare your foods and drinks can result in far greater reduction of the acidic wastes that have accumulated over the years.
About the Author: The Alkaline Diet Network is dedicated to enlightening the American public as to the benefits of a diet high in alkaline-rich foods and water in order to promote optimum health. For more information visit http://www.alkalinedietnetwork.com/