You know the importance of hydration right? After all, you take care of yourself. You’ve got your trusty water bottle that you fill from the tap, you hardly ever leave the house without it and you would never go to the gym without it. It’s not the tastiest beverage around but you can’t find a drink much healthier than plain old tap water so you’re going to stick with it… right? Well actually, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Obviously, we’re not here to tell you to stop drinking normal water (our bodies are approximately 60% water for goodness sake and that’s not changing any time soon!) but can we be cleverer with the water we drink? Can we design it to better suit our body (and tastes!)? What about all the changes in our body caused by fatigue during exercise, can we try and slow them down? Well that’s what scientists are investigating now, and the results are fascinating.
There are millions of chemical reactions that are occurring in our bodies, especially when we exercise. The Human Body knows this so it constantly regulates the variables so that our internal conditions remain stable and perform to their maximum. This process is called Homeostasis. One of these variables is pH and it’s so important!!
pH can have huge effects on overall health, levels of fatigue, feeling of wellness, weight, ability to train and athletic performance. The Acidity of tap water is 6.5 whereas in alkaline water we can increase that to 9.5. In exercise, certain reactions cause an inhibiting acid build up in the muscles which leads to fatigue. So if we drink alkaline water, we can actually train at a higher intensity and have a quicker recovery time.
Moreover though, alkaline water can give us the following benefits:
- Better digestion
- Boost your metabolism
- Help your body absorb nutrients more effectively
- Prevent arthritis
- Increased mental alertness
- Deeper sleep
- More youthful and elastic skin.
Of course, our crafty chefs are well aware of this information at Home so we’ve already alkalised the water for you!
We call it Healing Water and it wouldn’t be a Home product without tasting delicious. Come and try our ‘Sublime’ for example; it’s specially designed to aid digestion, alkalise and hydrate the body using Alkaline Water (of course!), lemon juice, lime, fresh mint, sliced cucumber and lemon.
Now that’s tasty, hydrating water!