A glass of health, on the rocks.
Here we are in the knick of the drinking season, with the rum bottles yawning out of their stocks. Rum and coke are all okay though how do we fit in alkaline water to keep the hangovers at bay?
Reducing the body’s acidity with the balanced pH of alkaline water is well-known. Though who knew this drink would hold the reins for a quick detoxifying session too.
Before getting into the the science of hangovers, let’s peek into how alcohol works.
There is no denying the overtly powerful sensations of a great drinking session when your body is brimming with ideas to save the world. Though one glass too many and you are bound to be sitting on your bed all day long- if you’re lucky.
Digging into the science of alcohol, it travels like a silent tornado. Starting from the stomach and the bloodstream, it makes its way around the body and the brain- changing the mood, loosening the muscles and providing you wings to fly. The process actually begins within minutes of your first sip, with a peak felt 45-90 minutes later.
Though with alcohol being high on acidity, the after-effects are not that great, resulting in a hangover which continues way beyond the celebration. The alcohol continues to break down, leaving traces in your system which makes for most of the hangover- plus dehydration akin to a desert.
Alkaline water makes for a perfect drink to balance the body’s high acidity and the swirling hangover. Better yet, using alkaline water in mixing cocktails that are balanced and healthy makes for a perfect choice.
Apart from neutralising the acid in the body, alkaline water’s anti-oxidising quality makes the blood flow freely while reducing the viscosity by 6.3% compared to 3.36 % with standard purified drinking water.
That’s also a solid reason as to why we squeeze in a lemon in cold water to feel better- it makes the body more alkaline.
A well-renowned nutritionist from Bangalore, Dr. Anju Sood adds,
“Your body secretes out a lot of juices. Now, these juices are basically acidic in nature. So at that time alkaline water will neutralise the acid. We always suggest having foods that are at least 70 per cent alkaline and 30 per cent acidic, so that once it is consumed; the pH of the body will be neutral.”
Apart from curing hangovers, alkaline water offers a host of benefits.
If you’re into regular workouts, you can win the 8 by 8 rule with alkaline water’s ultra-hydration quality. It is highly recommended for people who require more water in their body- dancers, runners, athletes. The molecules are smaller, which is readily absorbed by the body, rehydrating it quickly.
Alkaline water neutralises acids caused by poor diet, stress and the environment. A glass of the best helps you fight the things you just can’t avoid.
Alkaline water has minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium. All of these are important for a fit and healthy body.
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