Freshwater is essential for life to sustain itself on earth. The human body is made of around 60 per cent of water and it is impossible to survive even for a few days without water. While most of us are happy with the fresh tap water, there are people who have moved ahead and are drinking alkaline or black water. There are many celebrities who have spoken about this of late. What makes alkaline water or black water their first priority? Let’s try to find the answer to this and many more questions related to alkaline and black water.
What is the difference between alkaline and black water?
Alkaline water is the water which has a higher pH level in comparison to regular drinking water. Alkaline water is considered to neutralize the acids present in the body. The pH of alkaline water varies from 8 to 9. It also contains alkaline minerals and negative oxidation reduction potential (ORP)
Black water can be described as water containing fulvic acid (FVA) as well as some other minerals and vitamins as additives. It can also be termed as fulvic water. Black water is observed to have contained 70 minerals which are thought to improve the process of digestion.
Health benefits of Alkaline and Black Water:
According to Dt. Neha Pathania – Chief- Dietitian, Paras Hospitals, Gurugram – there are so many benfits of alkaline and black water.
Health benefits of Alkaline water :-
i) Has anti aging properties
ii) Colon cleansing properties
iii) Immune system support
iv) Hydration, Skin health and other detoxifying properties.
Health benefits of Black water:-
i) Helpful in breakdown of toxins in cells which are accumulated as a result of poor eating habits.
ii) Improve gut health bu facilitating the growth of good gut bacteria.
Health benefits of Alkaline and Black Water- are they myth or reality
Dt. Neha Pathania said that a study conducted in 2012 found that drinking alkaline water with a pH of 8.8 may help deactivate pepsin, the main enzyme responsible for carrying acid reflux.
It is also found to be beneficial for individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
Who should use these waters?
Black water is more nutrient rich and beneficial for all those suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
Black water is infused with more than 70 minerals naturally occurring, thereby making it an organic solution for promoting health and well being.
Preparation of alkaline water (filtered)
– 1 lemon
– 1/8 tablespoon sea salt.
* Take a pitcher and fill it with water.
* Then cut the lemon in half; squeeze half of the lemon in the pitcher and then thinly slice the other half and add it to the water.
* Lastly add your sea salt. Mix it well and let it sit over night (8-9 hours at least).