Studies are very clear about this: our general health can improve with more alkaline conditions. Indeed, so-called cancer cells develop poorly under these conditions. Also, it allows us to feel better and better in our bodies. Also, remember that our brain is made up of 90% water.
Therefore, it is of major importance to consume enough water every day. Not only to improve your health but also to prevent certain diseases. We would also like you to know how much better it is to drink alkaline water than drinking water. Here are our tips.
Checking the pH of your water
To begin, you must first determine the pH of your water. If this is your first time, check the pH before and after alkalization. In this way, you can adapt the method and the products to obtain the expected result. Normally, the water at a pH 7. But with the impurities that can be there, the pH can very quickly fall. However, the ideal pH is between 8 or 9.
To do this, you can buy a pH test kit at health stores. Once at home, dip a dipstick in the water. After allowing it to dry, you can check the color obtained using the color chart supplied with the kit. After alkalization, do not forget to repeat this process.
Additives to alkalize water
To alkalize your water, you can count on the effect of baking soda. The quantity is 600 mg for 0.25 liter of water. Indeed, the bicarbonate has alkaline properties. And when it is mixed with water, it increases the alkaline properties of the latter. So take a bottle or a glass, shake or stir everything together so that the bicarbonate dissolves in the water.
You can also use the lemon which is anionic. Therefore, by drinking lemon water, your body will react based on the anionic properties of lemon. In this way, you will alkalize the water you drink. To do this, put about 2 liters of water in a pitcher, cut the lemons in eight and put his quarters in the water. But above all, be careful because you do not have to hurry them. Then cover your pitcher and let the water sit for 8 or 12 hours.
If you want, you can also add drops of pH in your water. You can buy them in health food stores or on the internet. Normally, instructions are provided with the vial. This will help you determine the amount of pH you need to put.
Filtration systems to alkalize water
Of course, you can also rely on the valuable help of filtration systems. For example, you can buy a water ionizer. It attaches directly to your faucet and is very easy to use. Its operation is very simple because it automatically separates alkaline water and acidic water.
The ionizing water filters also allow you to filter your water. This means is extremely effective and is cheaper than an electric ionizer.
The reverse osmosis filter is considered a super filter. It consists of a very thin membrane that is intended for filtration. This allows for obtaining alkalized water quickly.
Save water from your home
In addition to the alkalization of water, you can also do good for the planet and your pockets by saving water in your home. To begin, always close the faucets even while brushing, washing up and showering. You just need to get wet and cut the water when you soap. When you rinse yourself, you must also take the necessary time and not do more.
To do more, you can also check the hoses to see if there are any leaks. Take a moment to see which toilets and faucets. In the event of a leak, repair them quickly. A small leak can lead to heavy consumption, therefore a significant loss.
Saving water in the bathroom
To save a lot, you have to spend a little. Purchase water-saving showerheads and aerators for faucet outlet. As we said, these devices are not at all expensive. Count around 15 or 20 euros.
It is also recommended to take quick showers. You can even install a stopwatch to make sure you do not go over time. Also privilege showers instead of baths.
You can also use this water for the washing machine or garden maintenance. It is even better to install a hose on the drain of the washing machine to the garden. Water recovery is also a good way to save money. Saving water in the kitchen and the laundry room.
If you want to save water, swap your wasted washing machine for an eco-friendly model. Front-loading models are the most efficient regarding water saving.
When doing the laundry, make sure to fill the machine as much as possible. That means you do not have to wash just one pair of pants or the clothes you will wear tomorrow. Also, the “economic” function is also a good way to use a minimum of water and electricity.
If you do not have a water meter yet, install one. You will be able to see your exact water consumption. Thanks to this meter, you will notice that saving money is important to save the planet and your pockets.
If you have a pool, make sure to cover it if you do not use it. This allows you to limit the evaporation of water. In some parts of France, the filling of swimming pools must follow a clear regulation.
Finally, install timers to limit water consumption. You do not have to spend a lot of money because devices simply screw between the faucet and the hose. If you have the means, you can also install a device that will program the duration and hours of watering.