Why Alkaline?

August 12, 2015

Water flows from the tap to sinkIn today’s day and age so many water sources around the world are polluted, and with so much discussion about what kind of water is best – whether it’s distilled water, spring water, tap water or rain water – it can be easy as a consumer to feel overwhelmed and confused. People across North America are turning off their taps in favour of less healthy substitutes like sodas, sports drinks and bottled water. These calorie-dense, sugar-packed beverages are certainly not the way back to health. So, what is?

The best way to restore your body’s  health is to consume an alkaline diet which will neutralize acidity in the body. Unfortunately society has drifted further and further away from whole foods and nutrient rich fruits and vegetables in pursuit of simpler meals and quicker snacks. But most of the foods that are found in grocery stores contain endless lists of impossible-to-pronounce chemical ingredients that are causing an abundance of illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

pH_Chart_ENGThe pH scale ranges from 0, which is extremely acidic to 14 which is extremely alkaline. The optimal pH for our bodies is around 7.4, but most of the food consumed by North Americans is acid-forming, which creates an acidic environment within our bodies. Our bodies have the incredible ability to neutralize some of the acid we consume so it can return to its slightly alkaline pH, but eventually it will not be able to keep up and it will have to start borrowing alkaline minerals from other parts of the body like bones, teeth and organs. Sounds scary right? That’s because it is. When those systems lack alkaline minerals they become weak and acidic, and cancer is able to flourish in environments that are acidic.

“The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause, too much acid waste in the body.”

-Theodore A. Baroody, N.D., D.C., Ph.D.

_MG_2445In order to stop your body from becoming ill from too much acid, it is crucial that you go back to eating your fruits and vegetables and leave processed foods behind. It can be easy to get wrapped up in the fast food craze, but in order to your improve health it’s crucial to return to the basics of whole foods and naturally alkaline water. A good rule of thumb for the foods you’re eating is they should either come straight from the ground (like vegetables and fruits) or contain five ingredients or less (make sure you can pronounce them). By drinking alkaline water you can move towards increasing your bone strength, improving mental clarity, decreasing the risk of obesity, stabilizing blood sugar and reducing allergy symptoms. Due to the fact that alkaline water has fewer molecules than your average tap water, it is also easier to digest and therefore can lead to better hydration.

Santevia offers products that most closely replicate the conditions water goes through in nature by alkalizing through remineralization. Visit our website today to explore the products that will contribute to alkalizing your body. We carry products that are perfect for at home and on the go, which makes them ideal for all lifestyles.

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This post was written by Makena Anderson

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