Did you know that most of the water you drink every day may actually be damaging your health. And it’s not just plain water, how about juice, tea, coffee, soda? You see, nearly everything we drink has water as its’ foundation. And, this also includes you! Your body is over 70% water. So doesn’t it make sense, that you drink water and use water based products that help improve your health instead of harm it? Of course it does.
Here’s the situation. Most water and water-based products we drink and use have two very common problems. First, the water has been damaged. Before it gets to you, it has traveled through pipes, filtration devices, and various systems. During these travels, it has been stripped of electrons (-). The result is water that is positive (+) ionized. Second, the water is very acidic.
Positive (+) Ionized Water is BAD!
When water molecules are missing an electron (now positive ionized), the molecules, which are two hydrogen and one oxygen – H2O, start to share the missing electron. They borrow an electron from each other, causing the water molecules to clump. This creates a problem because now your cells have difficulty absorbing such a large clumped molecule. Simply put, the cell membrane won’t let this big clumped positive ionized (+) molecule into the cell. So even though you are drinking a lot of water, you probably are not hydrating very well on a cellular level. But this isn’t the worse part.
The next thing that happens is that the positively (+) charged molecules want to steal electrons (-) from other molecules in our bodies. This is what causes free radical damage. A free radical is a positive ionized particle (+) that robs electrons (-) from our cells. They literally zap or pull away life force from the cell. Then once damaged, the cells start to allow unwanted toxic material and crud to attach itself inside our bodies.
When the life force keeps being robbed, toxins start accumulating at various areas throughout the body. This results in premature aging and an environment that allows disease to take hold. That is why there is such a buzz in the media and nutritional communities about anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants provide the extra electrons (-) to stop the zapping of life force and stealing of electrons from our healthy cells.
Acidic Water is Bad / Alkaline Water is Great!
The second major problem with most of the water that we drink is that it is very acidic. More acid in our bodies is not good. In fact, many nutritionists believe that most diseases flourish and grow rapidly in an acidic environment. And guess what? Nearly all processed, sugary, fried and preservative-ridden foods are very acidic. As opposed to these “processed” foods, most fresh vegetables are alkaline. Well, what do you think our diets consisted of 100 years ago? That’s right, fresh vegetables which are more alkaline.