A common question my customers ask me is, “Have you heard of alkaline water benefits?”
In recent years, alkaline water has been promoted aggressively. It is touted as the best drinking water for health.
One of the main alkaline water benefits claim is that it help produce an alkaline state in your body for better health.
It is true that you are healthier when your body is in an alkaline state.
But the above reason as the basis for drinking alkaline water is flawed.
Drinking alkaline water is not necessarily harmful because it is only mildly alkaline. But a prolonged use of alkaline water may spell trouble!
This is because your body is not designed for long term consumption of alkaline water.
By nature, all fruits are acidic.
Citrus fruits such as limes, lemons are acid fruits. Fruits like apples, papayas, mangoes are sub-acid fruits.
Why is this so?
It is because this is what your body needs; your intestinal tract requires an acidic medium.
Alkaline water neutralizes your stomach acids.
Long term use of alkaline water may cause disturbances in your gastrointestinal tract. And this may result in digestive and other intestinal disorders.
Distilled water with a slight acidity is the most suitable water for your intestinal tract.
Those who promote alkaline water benefits say that drinking distilled water is harmful because it is acidic.
This is erroneous.
Distilled water by nature is neutral with a pH value of 7. It is neither acidic nor alkaline.
When distilled water is exposed to air, carbon dioxide is dissolved in the water. Therefore, it becomes only mildly acidic.
This slight acidity is not a concern whatsoever.
Bananas are even more acidic than distilled water!
If you place a blue litmus paper on a peeled banana, it will turn pink instantly. This indicates acidity; bananas have pH value of between 4.5 to 5.2.
When you drop a blue litmus paper on distilled water, the litmus paper hardly changes color!
So if you can take the acidity of bananas, you can certainly take the very mild acidity of distilled water.
The best drinking water for your health is distilled water because it is the PUREST.