There's Nothing Special About Alkaline Water

There's Nothing Special About Alkaline Water

Alkaline water is showing up on more and more grocery shelves — but it doesn't offer any health benefits over its neutral-pH brethren. Refinery29 explains this myth in detail.

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The claims that it's healthier come from the "alkaline diet" myth that we've covered before — but there's nothing special about eating alkaline foods (alkaline being the opposite of acidic) because our body regulates its acid/alkaline balance independently of what we eat.

Refinery29 explains this myth in detail ("if your blood pH is abnormally high or low, your first clue will be passing out," says one PhD-holding nutritionist) and goes on to say the only thing alkaline water could possibly help is the rare and mild condition of having a stomach that's irritated by acidic foods. Read more at the link below about why alkaline water is just a meaningless marketing gimmick.

The Truth About Alkaline Water [Refinery29]


    Unless you're visiting a third world country, buying water off the shelf, is a ridiculous a waste of money.

    Last edited 02/09/15 10:27 am

    Tap water in Brisbane is already alkaline. I know because I have to adjust it for use in my fish tank.

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