When most people think of clean drinking water, they do not necessarily think of the pH value of that water. It matters, and for the best experience when drinking water, it must be measured and cultivated.
Let’s take a look at the top three reasons that you should be testing your pH water levels.
Extreme pH levels can be indicative of pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency gives a general guidance of a “safe” drinking water pH for municipalities – a range between 6.5 and 8.5. (The total scale for the pH of water runs from 0 to 14.) This range is specifically for municipal water sources and may not necessarily coincide with a safe drinking range for everyone.
However, water that has a pH lower than 6.5 is more likely to have contaminants in it, up to and including heavy metals.
The three points above are only a few of the top reasons to check your water pH level. In short, balanced water is clean water. Cleaner water leads to a cleaner body, which leads to a better life. Water with a pH that varies over time is also at a high risk of carrying pollutants.
A certain pH may be able to help balance your body.
Just as you can measure the pH of drinking water, you can also measure the pH of your body in general. Your body should stay in the range of healthy drinking water under most conditions. Your body pH changes depending on the foods that you eat.
Unhealthy diets include a lot of foods with low pH levels. These foods are called “acidic” and may contribute to many health problems. If you eat a lot of acidic foods, then alkaline water may be a good balancing agent for you to try.
Extreme pH levels can make water taste bad.
A pH level above 8.5 can cause water to taste bad. A sour taste may lead you or your loved ones (especially kids) to drink less water than you should for a healthy lifestyle. You may also mistakenly believe that your water is contaminated when it isn’t.
Extreme pH levels can also corrode the pipes bringing water into your home and eventually cause expensive damage.
Your body is over 90% water. Make sure that your water quality has a pH that is optimized to help you live longer and stronger!