How to Easily Make Your Own Alkaline Water - RiseEarth

How to Easily Make Your Own Alkaline Water


Do you drink bottled water to stay hydrated? Grabbing bottled water is easy, but the chemicals are harsh on your body.

Everyone needs water to stay hydrated and keep their bodies running. Our bodies are made up of 70 to 80 percent water, so we need water to stay alive. Drinking bottled water is easy enough because they are easy to grab on the go and sip on the way to work. But, the chemicals, which are in bottled water and even tap water can be harmful to your health.

Drinking alkaline water provides you with great hydration and other health benefits. Other health benefits include:

1. Antioxidant properties: Alkaline water has antioxidant properties that can counteract free radicals that can cause premature aging and other conditions. It is also believed that drinking alkaline water can prevent cancer.

2. Cleansing features: drinking alkaline water also cleanses the organs in the body; specifically the colon. When the colon gets built up with toxins, they become poisonous to the body and alkaline water cleanses those toxins from the body. Keeping the colon clean and free of toxins will help you decrease the chances of getting stomach viruses, flu’s, colds, and other common illnesses.

3. Physical appearance: alkaline water rejuvenates the skin and keeps it hydrated. It aids the skin in replacing tissues and contributes to the elasticity in the skin. Drinking alkaline water also helps you to lose weight because the alkaline helps the body break down fatty acids in the body.

So, drinking alkaline water has its benefits, but buying it can be pretty costly. Instead of buying alkaline water, you can just make it yourself. Try using this recipe to make your alkaline water.

  • Full pitcher of filtered water
  • Two organic lemons
  • Two tablespoons of pink Himalayan salt
  1. Fill your pitch with your filtered water
  2. Cut your lemons into quarters and add them to the pitcher (make sure not to squeeze them)
  3. Add the salt
  4. Let the mixture sit overnight at room temperature
  5. Your alkaline water is ready to drink! Enjoy!
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  1. Beware unsourced articles claiming to be scientific.

    1. Lemons are acidic, not alkali. They do however contain vitamin C and taste lovely. Avoid excess acid if you have stomach or teeth problems.
    2. Alkali things include soap, sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and bleach. Do not drink anything alkali. Ever.
    3. It is impossible to alter the pH of your body. It is a buffer solution, meaning it will always correct its pH regardless of outside influence. (unless you really go for it of course - see number 2).
    4. It is likewise a myth that you can 'cleanse' your colon. Luckily you can cleanse your colon naturally, by taking a s**t. More roughage helps this along.
    5. Himalayan sea salt contains traces of toxic heavy metals as it is mined using explosives. Mining damages the pristine himalayan environment as well as contributing to slavery. If you really need your salt to be pretty you can always add a drop of pink food colouring. Standard table sea salt has added iodine (a trace mineral) to combat Goitre, the formerly widespread deficiency disease of the thyroid.
    6. Bottled water is terrible for the environment and contains traces of plasticisers from the soft plastic bottles. Do not buy. Instead get a long-term water bottle made from a hard plastic. However tap water is absolutely dandy, and millions of people die each year from want of it. Leaving it to stand for 30 mins will remove the tiny traces of chlorine, though normal salt is half chlorine anyway so this isn't really necessary. Do not filter as that removes the minerals.

    You'll notice none of that is sourced or citated wither, but I didnt write an article. A quick check of wikipedia - lemons, buffer, digestive transit, salt, should clear most things up. Whatever these people are selling, I hope no one buys it.

  2. Some foods are acid. Some are alkaline. What you eat definitely affects your body ph and your health. Most of us are too acidic. Lemons are acid but when eaten they alkalinize the blood, creating a balance.