With all the weight loss diets on the market and all the books dedicated to telling you how to lose weight by cutting down on your calories and increasing the amount you exercise, you’re probably overloaded with methods and tips on losing weight.
It’s only been in recent years that it has been ‘discovered’ (just like Columbus ‘discovered’ America when it was full of people who had been here for a thousand years or more already) that water – especially alkaline water – can help you lose weight.
No, this is not another new diet!
It’s just a natural part of your biological process. This concept is based on the simplest of scientific systems. Your body is made up of more than 60% water. And water is found in your skin, blood vessels, digestive track, elimination organs, and the brain. When your body lacks sufficient hydration from plain water, the body’s PH balance starts getting out of whack.
Without enough water to force toxins through the elimination system – the intestines, kidneys, liver, thyroid, and spleen –those poisons take a different direction. Toxins that are designed to be removed through the liver are sent to the kidneys instead – or some other organ. This type of reaction is known to be the root cause of many diseases– including Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
What you may not know is that most people drink more acidic beverages daily than the body can either absorb or release. If you have a tendency to be overweight or obesity runs in your family, drinking anything acidic is the worst thing that you can do to your body. Most often than not, these beverages essential ends up dehydrating your entire body – all the organs, tissues, blood vessels, skin, and brain.
Does alkaline water help you lose weight?
One study from Japan reports that drinking water on an empty stomach, such as when you first get up in the morning, actually increases your metabolic rate. This means that you are able to assimilate nutrients in foods more thoroughly, expel toxins and waste products from the colon, kidneys, and liver.
A second and larger study with over 5,000 test subjects was done in China and the observation of researchers concluded that plain alkaline ionized water did act as a fat burning mechanism. These type of reports made other scientists curious and researchers across the globe wanted to know how water worked in the body to affect physical weight changes.
For more than two decades, medical specialists noticed that when people did not drink enough water, their cognitive functions significantly decreased. With the advancement in technologies, scientists can now dig deeper into a variety of medically known issues to observe, record, analyze and report about things previously unable to be seen by previous instruments.
Step One is All You Need
Step one is the simplest of all: stop drinking acidic beverages completely. Acidic beverages include anything with sugar (including artificial), caffeine, carbonation and boxed fruit drinks. Every one of these alters the PH balance in your body causing a higher acidic rate, resulting in dehydration.
Step One is the main cure for childhood obesity as well. The best gift any parent can give their children is a gift that lasts a lifetime – the habit of drinking alkaline water instead of filling the body with liquids that deplete all the essential functions.
Your body is shouting for water – alkaline water that balances the system. If you respond by sending it what amounts to poison for the body, you are destroying your physical health a little at a time.
Help your body fight back, start drinking alkaline ionized water.