Ideally, you’ll want to drink natural alkaline water if you want to keep your body healthy and prevent all sorts of diseases and ailments triggered by high pH levels in your body. But natural alkaline water is so hard to come by.
You’ll have to source it from the mountains and springs, where natural minerals are able to convert water to alkaline. If you live in the city, your best option is by using an alkaline water machine.
But I understand that buying an ionizing machine can be expensive for some. These machines can range from a hundred dollars to upwards of $2000. Not everyone can shell out this much money for a water ionizer, right? Fortunately, you can learn how to make alkaline water instead of using an actual ionizing machine.
Yes, you read it correctly – you can create this drink at home without spending a serious amount of money. How? We will share with you some tips to do this.
How to Make Your Own Alkaline Water
Here’s a step by step guide to help you:
Know the pH Level of Your Water
If you’re using tap water, it normally has a pH level of 6.5 to 8. You can alter this slightly, but the change will depend on the amount of impurities in the water. Your goal is to drink water with a pH level of 8 or 9, because a pH of less than 7 is considered acidic. To check your water’s pH level, you’ll need test strips or litmus paper.
Know Your Body’s pH Level
To know your body’s pH, you need to use test strips. You can buy this from a local drugstore and they are fairly inexpensive. These strips will enable you to monitor your body’s pH level by testing your urine or saliva.
Just dip the strip into your saliva (or urine, if you’re not grossed out by the idea) and then you’ll see the results instantly. Just check color coded chart at the back of the package so you’ll be able to check your pH level.
When you know the pH level of your body, you can determine the pH level of the water you will need. For example, if your body’s pH is very low (acidic), then you need to drink more alkaline water regularly. If your body’s pH is 7.5, then it’s OK to drink alkaline water just occasionally.
Use Alkaline Drops
The easiest way to get your alkaline drink is to buy alkaline drops. You can buy these products in a health food store or even in drugstores. What these drops do is boost the pH level of your tea, juice, coffee and water. They work quickly too so you don’t have to wait a while before you can drink your beverage.
Put Baking Soda
Another way to get alkaline water is to use baking soda. Alkaline drops are great but if you plan on drinking alkaline liquids daily then the cost will add up over time. Meanwhile, baking soda is often available in your kitchen and they’re extremely cheap. But perhaps the disadvantage of going this route is that it has high sodium content so you can need to be wary of how much of it you put in your drink and how often. If you have hypertension, then you shouldn’t use baking soda.
The ratio is 1/8 tbsp. of baking soda for every 8 ounces of tap water. Stir until the water becomes clear again. Don’t drink it unless the powder is completely dissolved.
Add Some Lemon
Lemons have always been popular because of their benefits to one’s health. Now, there’s another reason to always have lemons at home – they can turn your water to alkaline. Yep, it’s true. Lemon may be naturally acidic but it has components that can make water alkaline, more specifically it has alkaline ash.
All you have to do is add thin slices of lemon to your pitcher of distilled water. Let it set overnight at room temperature. Putting it inside the fridge will prevent it from being able to do its magic.
So there you have it – various ways to make alkaline water at home without using a machine. But if you want the whole process to be convenient for you, then the best recourse is really to buy a water ionizer. Don’t worry – there’s one for every budget.
Buying an Alkaline Water Machine
If you’re serious about lowering the acidity level of your body, then a water ionizer machine would be a wonderful investment. If you’re tired of the harmful effects of high acidity in your body then drinking alkaline water or alkaline beverages may be what you need to restore your body’s good health.