What Are Water Ionizers and Why Should I Want One?
When we are looking to move into a new home, one of the first things we consider is the presence of a number of common home appliances. Stuff like washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, etc. If one of these things is missing from our property check-list, we go and buy a new one. It’s second nature.
One home appliance that we should consider just as vital as the common items above are water ionizers. If we think we NEED washing machines, refrigerators and dishwashers, we should be thinking the same thing about water ionizers, because having one in our homes can have a huge positive impact on our family’s health and well-being.
The Lowdown on Water Ionizers
Water ionizers range from small jug-filter devices to full alkaline water systems for the home. And it’s the latter that we will focus on as these are the best ionizers money can buy. They are countertop machines that hook up to your tap water supply and filter it, producing healthy ionized water that can be poured like normal from your home taps.
But despite being described as ‘water ionizers‘, these machines are designed to actually work as water electrolysers. This is an electrochemical process in which water is split to form hydrogen and oxygen by an electric current, called electrolysis.
During this electrolysis process the water near the anode is acidic while the water near the cathode is alkaline. Water ionizers work by simply syphoning off the water near the cathode. This contains increased levels of hydroxide (OH−), resulting in a higher pH (more alkaline).
The higher quantity of hydroxide OH- ions in the water means that the drinking water produced is also highly antioxidant, and it is this alkaline antioxidant combination that makes water from a water ionizer extremely good for you.
Health Benefits of Alkaline Antioxidant Water From Water Ionizers
If you drink alkaline antioxidant water from a water ionizer machine regularly, the positive impact on your health can be dramatic. This is because the modern American diet and lifestyle means that our bodies are crying out for the healing properties that are abundant in ionized water.
Because of our bad diets, too many of us are walking around with our body in an acid state. This is the result of eating too many foods that are highly acidic. Stuff like Coca Cola, soda, ice cream, cheese, nuts, oil, red meat, and many others. If we are jamming all these types of acid foods down our throats, our body becomes overloaded and starts storing acid waste in our fatty deposits. Over time, this build-up can have a devastating effect, leaving us more vulnerable to disease and illness. Ionized water, with its high alkalinity, can de-tox the body from this acid build-up and cleanse our system all the way through.
An added bonus is that the high antioxidant content in ionized water also reduces the oxidative stress our bodies are subjected to on a daily basis by free radicals. Antioxidants are what nature gives us to combat free radicals, and drinking water with a high concentration of them will reduce the risk we face from degenerative diseases like cancer and osteoarthritis.
Water Ionizers and Their Filtration Function
The other component to a good water ionizers is their filters. And a lot of us don’t realize how important these filters are because we don’t know how dirty our tap water can be.
Rusting pipes, leaks, and lax water regulations means that there are traces of harmful substances found in our tap water that can make us ill. And many of us do, as estimates put it that tens of thousands of Americans get sick each year from drinking their own tap water!
It’s a good thing then that water ionizers sport complex and thorough filtration systems which are just as much a selling point in some cases as the healing antioxidant drinking water that they produce.
So all in all, you can see why more and more people are realizing that water ionizers are a home appliance just as vital as a washing machine or a refrigerator.
To your health,
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