Drinking Alkaline Water!

I have been reading a lot about the benefits of alkaline water and have been interested in trying it out for myself. Have you heard about this?

As I understand it, alkaline water is water with a higher pH. While acidic substances (like soda pop) have a lower pH, less acidic substances have a higher pH. There are plenty of health benefits associated with having a non-acidic body, and drinking alkaline water can apparently help keep down your body’s acidity levels. 

Based on my research, there are two types of alkaline water. The first kind of alkaline water is natural in the sense that the water has become alkaline as a result of its environment. For example, water can become alkaline by picking up minerals as it trickles down a mountain stream. The second kind of alkaline water is unnatural in the sense that a human made machine has been used to increase its alkalinity.

Being someone interested in health and wellness, I have obviously been more interested in the first kind of alkaline water, being natural alkaline water. I was having coffee with my good friend Betty a few months ago when she suggested that I try using a copper water bottle. Apparently storing water in a copper water bottle increases the pH of water and can also have a multitude of other health benefits.

After spending a few hours researching, I was interested to learn that certain cultures have been using copper vessels to store drinking water for hundreds if not thousands of years. I also discovered that copper water vessels can be very beautiful! My favourite design, and the one I ultimately purchased for myself, is this copper water bottle made by a company called Copper H2O.

Copper H2O has a very informative website with plenty of information regarding the health benefits of drinking from a copper vessel, including an explanation of how to make alkaline water using a copper water bottle.

I use my copper water bottle every day, and have been testing the water with litmus paper to see how alkaline it becomes. If I store water in my copper bottle overnight, the pH of the water tends to increase by one or two points, which is perfect for me. I haven’t experimented with keeping my water stored in my water bottle for longer than that, but I bet that doing so would increase the water’s pH a bit more!

Talk to you next time, and in the meantime, don’t hesitate to let me know if you’ve had an interesting experiences with alkaline water!  I’d love to hear from you.