Gut health and drinking clean water is the latest trend taking hold in 2019.
Your gut is your second brain and has the largest amount of neurons in your body. Over 100 Trillion bacteria call the gut home and it makes up over 75 per cent of your immune system and regulates metabolism and digestion.
One way of keeping it healthy and functioning correctly is by drinking alkaline water as it contains a range of minerals which can be essential in supporting hydration, filtering toxins, and assist in overall health and well-being.
Water with an alkalinity of 8+ on the pH scale (standard tap water is around a neutral pH of 7) can be found naturally from springs and wells or via ionisation.
Flannerys Organic & Wholefood Market naturopath Melissa Milthorpe explains how it contains natural minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, which are easily absorbed and utilised in the body.
“Natural Alkaline water contains minerals which can help with electrolyte balance and antioxidant properties,” she says. “In effect, this can hydrate and prevent damage on a cellular level, improving dehydration, energy levels and overall health.
“Alkaline water may assist with buffering body acidity by providing the body with mineral salts. Modern Western diets’ high intake of grains, sugar, animal products and processed foods have been shown to cause low grade acidity in the body. This has been linked to thicker blood viscosity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes , bone demineralisation, muscle wasting and pain, lethargy and kidney stones.”
Alkaline water with a pH8.8 may assist with reducing commonly reported reflux symptoms and occurrence via the deactivation of pepsin, responsible for reflux and, importantly, it does not contain heavy metals, chemicals and toxins, therefore your body does not have to filter these out.
“This can result in reduced chemical burdens and assist with detoxification to help improve skin and digestive health,” she adds, explaining how for those that don’t like the taste of tap water, alkaline water tastes is fresh, crisp, and clean.
IN STORE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE
For the Home
Zazen Alkaline Water System
On The GO
OWN Alkaline Water pH9+ bottled at the source in NSW (available in 600ml and 1.5L bottles)
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