I see so many people I know spending a ton of money on alkaline water. I understand the hype as to why people want alkaline water rather than regular ol’ water but don’t let the hype keep you broke. Protect your pockets.
According to Underground Health, “Alkaline water helps balance the body’s pH, which tends to be acidic because of our high acid food diet, stress and exposure to environmental toxins such as smog. Alkalize your body pH from acidic to alkaline pH, because cancer and many other illnesses cannot live in alkaline environments.” When water is above a 7 on the pH scale, the water is basic, while water below a 7 is acidic. You want your water to be somewhere between 7 and 9.
Pretty dope right? Yup, until it cost you anywhere from $2 to $4 a bottle. That adds up! I do not have time to go broke over water, so here’s the hack.
According to WikiHow, there are three ways to make alkaline water with additives.
Baking Soda – Add 1/8 tbsp (600 mg) baking soda to an 8 oz. (0.237 liters) glass of water. (bold, italic) If you are on a low sodium diet, do not add baking soda to your water. Baking soda is high in sodium.
Lemons – Per 64oz, cut up one lemon into eighths. Add the lemons to the water but do not squeeze them–simply place them in the water. Cover the water and let it sit overnight for 8 to 12 hours at room temperature. (bold, italic) You can add one tablespoon of pink Himalayan sea salt to your lemon water if desired. Adding the salt mineralizes your alkaline water.
pH Drops – pH drops contain potent alkaline minerals and are highly concentrated. You can purchase pH drops at health food stores or online, please follow packaging directions. (bold, italic) Keep in mind that while pH drops increase the alkalinity of your water, they do not filter out any of the things like chlorine or fluoride that can be found in your tap water.