How Alkaline Water Helps You Lose Weight

Have you had some difficulties losing that extra weight? Have you already toned down the carbs and lessened the meat and sweets. And yet there’s still some extra fat you can’t seem to get rid of. Alkaline water might be the missing piece of your seemingly healthy diet.

Our diets these days are very acidic. We eat lots of meat, junk foods, alcohol and soda. These all contribute to making our blood acidic. But do you know that your water itself might be acidic? Are you getting your drinking water from a water station that sells distilled-purified water? That’s very common. But did you know that in the filtration process, natural minerals are being filtered out as well? The lack of minerals makes the water acidic.

So what? Well, our blood has a normal PH level of 7.35 to 7.45, which makes it alkaline. When the blood becomes acidic because of our diet, it hurts our body because oxidation becomes more rapid. Said in automotive terms, the higher acidity makes the car body rust faster. Now imagine that very same process happening in your body.

Here’s where it gets interesting. The body always attempts to protect itself. Since the root cause of the problem is acidity, the body tries to neutralize it by putting in alkaline minerals into the blood stream. However, the effect is that your organs will lose minerals. Your bones will lose calcium. Hence more sicknesses. But usually, that’s not enough. Apart from releasing minerals, the body will also envelope the acid in fat to prevent further damage to the organs.

And that’s key to why you might not be losing weight or fat even though you eat in moderation. For as long as your blood is acidic, your body needs the extra fat to protect against the acidity.

So how does alkaline water help? It makes your blood more alkaline of course. But there are usually questions about how that happens. Well various parts of the body have different normal PH levels. For example, while the blood is normally alkaline, stomach acids are highly acidic (1-3 PH). Now, when you drink alkaline water, it makes your stomach acid slighly less acidic. Similar to the blood example earlier, the stomach will attempt to bring back it’s normal PH by secreting acid. However, in the process of doing that, it produces an alkaline by product which is released into the blood.

What just happened? Drinking alkaline water had a net effect of increasing blood PH. Now once your blood PH reaches its normal alkaline state, your body will no longer need the fat cells to protect itself from the acid. The fat will thus be dispersed.