So, you drink water. Not soda, not a sports drink…just water. That’s making a healthy choice, right? Well, maybe not. Did you know that a lot of the more common bottled waters actually have an acidic pH?? It’s true. On a pH scale, 7.0 is neutral. Anything below 7.0 is acidic. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline. The following is a list of some popular bottled water brands and their pH levels:
Propel Zero 3.5
Some more neutral bottled waters include:
Smart Water 7.6
Deer Park 7.8
More alkaline waters include:
When water is filtered and purified, reverse osmosis occurs. Reverse osmosis and distilled waters are free of minerals. Tap water travels through rivers and streams, over rocks before it gets to your “tap,” so it picks up healthy minerals such as calcium, potassium magnesium, etc. If you drink filtered and purified water, aka reverse osmosis or distilled water, the water has a tendency to “want to pick up minerals.” This can pull minerals from your bones and joints. Also, normal blood pH is around 7.35. By drinking more alkaline water (9.0-10.0 pH), the blood pH is more maintained because more acidic toxins are kept in balance.
So the next time you stop by the store to pick up a bottle of water, think twice about what you choose to drink. Make sure you’re keeping your body and teeth as healthy as possible, because not all waters are created equal.
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