Drinking water is necessary to sustain human life, more than 70% of a person’s body weight is water. For this reason it is essential to understand the importance of drinking the right kind of water. Our blood is around 90% water, circulating throughout the body and distributing nutrients and oxygen while collecting wastes and carbon dioxides to pass them onto the disposal organs for elimination. The water molecule is two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom stuck together or H20. The molecule is electrically polarized because the oxygen is negative and the hydrogen is positive. Because of this a water molecule must combine with other water molecules to form a five or six sided structure called a water cluster. In low temperatures most of the water clusters are hexagonal; this is why you see snowflakes that are hexagonal. At room temperature in distilled water, one out of 10 million water molecules is ionized. This means that the water molecule is split into hydrogen ions H+ and hydroxyl ions OH-. Water with an acidic pH has more hydrogen ions than hydroxyl ions while water with an alkaline pH has more hydroxyl ions than hydrogen ions. So there are more oxygen atoms in alkaline water than there is in neutral water. For this reason alkaline water is sometimes called oxygen rich water while acidic water is oxygen deficient water. The hydroxyl ions neutralize acid hydrogen ions in our body, thereby reducing accumulated acid wastes which also helps to reverse the aging process.
The Alkaline Diet can help with weight loss, physical energy and get your pH level to where it should be in order to help your body become more energized and resistant to sickness and disease. If you are always feeling tired or you just do not have the energy that you need to perform daily functions, the Alkaline Diet can help! The acid alkaline food chart is a very useful tool that can help you identify the healthy foods that can help improve your overall diet and get you on your way to enjoying a healthier and well balanced lifestyle.