We all know that a large part of our body is made up of water. The proportion of water in the body is 90% for newborn babies, 70% in childhood and gradually decreases with advancing age. Because as age progresses, fat tissue in the body thickens and fat cells proliferate.

In addition, the ratio of water in the body varies according to the age, gender, height, weight and daily activity of the person.

Based on all these, when we consider that at least 50% of the body is water, the importance of increasing our daily water consumption and drinking quality water can be understood much better. Of course, as all experts state, every healthy person should drink at least 2-2.5 liters of water a day, but this water should be selected in a way that is most beneficial to the body and the pH value should be sufficient for health.

The full functioning of the digestive and immune systems and even the entire metabolism depends primarily on the consumption of quality water.

What should quality water look like?

The basic criterion for quality water is a pH value of 7.4. In addition, it is important that the containers in which water is transported and stored are clean, and that it is stored in healthy containers such as glass and steel that do not allow harmful bacteria and germs to form.

In order to maintain the ideal pH value and cleanliness of the water, it is necessary to alkalize the water. This process, which everyone can easily do at home, will allow us to have a healthier metabolism by consuming better quality water.

How can we alkalize water?

We can prepare our own quality water at home. For this we need drinking water and baking soda, lemon or pH drops. What we should pay particular attention to here is that alkaline water should be prepared daily and consumed during that day.

In this respect, it is not necessary to alkalize a carboy of water and consume it for a week, but to alkalize a jug of water and finish it during the day. To prepare alkaline water, we first learn the pH value of the drinking water we consume at home. Then we add baking soda, lemon or pH, which we can buy at the pharmacy, to our drinking water.

How to prepare carbonated alkaline water?

If we are going to prepare carbonated alkaline water, we add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 liter of drinking water and stir until it is completely dissolved. We should buy baking soda from a trusted brand or pharmacy. We can increase or decrease the amount of baking soda according to the water. However, the basic measure is 1 teaspoon per 1 liter of water. Those who have a health problem that requires medication or treatment should consult a doctor before consuming alkaline water.

How to prepare alkaline water with lemon?

Lemon is an anionic (minus electric charge) food with acidic properties. In this respect, the acid contained in lemon does not affect the acidic value of water. Those who want to prepare lemon alkaline water will be enough to squeeze a quarter lemon into 1 liter of water. The amount of lemon can be increased according to taste and preference.

How to prepare alkaline water with pH drops?

To make alkaline water, it is possible to buy pH drops sold in pharmacies. A pH drop (alkaline water drop) can also be used to alkalize water, although it is more expensive than lemon and baking soda. However, I recommend preparing your alkaline water with baking soda or lemon as it is easier and more affordable.

What does the pH value of water mean, what should be the pH value of ideal water?

The health value of our drinking water is measured by the pH ratio and interpreted according to this value. Let’s look at the pH values of commonly consumed water brands. Erikli 7.5, Damla 7.73, Pınar 7.8, Abant 7.47, Hamidiye 6.96, Hayat 7.1-7.8 pH values. These values give an idea about how acidic the water is. If the pH value of the water you drink is below 7, it means it is acidic, 7 means it is neutral, and above 7 means it is alkaline. In this context, if we want a healthy digestive system, immune system and metabolism, the pH value of the water we drink should definitely be above 7. In fact, it is a scientific fact that the pH value of ideal drinking water should be 8 and 9.

Alkaline water recommendation for tap water users

Using tap water as drinking water is, of course, not recommended. However, it may be more financially feasible to consume tap water using some purification techniques. It is also possible to alkalize tap water. For this, we first need to measure the pH value of the water. The pH value of tap water can be found by taking a sample of tap water and having it tested in the laboratory or by purchasing a pH meter kit from pharmacies. If it is suitable for drinking (7 and above), we can alkalize it with baking soda, lemon or pH drops.

How much and how to drink alkaline water a day?

Alkaline water should be consumed around 2-2.5 liters like the water we should drink daily. Just as with normal water consumption, it is necessary to drink alkaline water not with meals, but at the earliest half an hour before meals and again half an hour after meals. In order for alkaline water to maintain its health value, it should be prepared and consumed daily, and if there is any alkaline water left over from the day before, it is recommended to use it for washing fruits and vegetables instead of drinking it. However, it will be more beneficial to consume alkaline water at room temperature instead of heating it or cooling it in the refrigerator.

What does drinking alkaline water bring?

  • It protects and strengthens the immune system and digestive system,
  • Soothes the nervous system,
  • Provides cell regeneration and moisturizing,
  • It energizes the body,
  • Accelerates fat burning and weight loss,
  • It gives a young, fresh and fresh skin,
  • The negative ions in alkaline water destroy free radicals that cause disease and aging,
  • It neutralizes the acidic toxins that accumulate in our body, cleanses the body of toxins,
  • Since it is clean and bacteria-free, it contains 2 times more oxygen than other waters,
  • As it helps to maintain the body’s natural pH balance, it strengthens the body against diseases,
  • Since it creates a detox effect in the body, it makes us energetic and fit,
  • It relieves the fatigue of the body,
  • Thanks to its ability to increase the oxygen capacity of the blood, it weakens and destroys cancerous cells,
  • It alleviates deformations that occur after chemotherapy,
  • It prevents diseases caused by the highly acidic environment of the body such as rheumatism, allergies, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes,
  • The risk of developing or starting chronic diseases in the body is lower,
  • Since it makes the entire nervous, digestive and immune systems work healthier, those who consume alkaline water experience less problems such as anger, stress and depression.

How to lose weight by drinking alkaline water?

Those who want to lose weight with alkaline water should drink 2.5-3 liters of alkaline water every day, eat a healthy and balanced diet and exercise regularly daily.

In this context, it would be best to avoid acidic foods and to eat a diet that emphasizes nature, vegetables and fruits.

This is because ready-to-eat foods with high acidic content slow down weight loss. During this period, it is essential to drink alkaline water and to focus on foods high in alkaline content. For example, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, okra, black-eyed peas, tomatoes, kidney beans, celery, green beans, bananas, peaches, pineapples, tangerines, oranges, grapes, nuts and spices are known to have high alkaline values.

In this respect, it is possible for those who consume alkaline water, consume foods with high alkaline value and do not neglect their daily walks to achieve the weight they want.

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