No one likes getting old and although we can’t stop ourselves from aging, we can, however, slow down and stop some of the aging effects and in some cases even partially reverse it to some extent. One way to do this is by drinking ionized alkaline water regularly and following an alkaline diet. Read this article to find out more on how you can keep a healthy and youthful appearance by just following a few simple tips.
What causes aging?
Getting old is a natural process and over time all of us age. Hormonal changes, cellular damage and metabolic reactions in our body are the main reasons human beings get old. The good news is that by making certain health and lifestyle changes it is possible to slow down the aging process.
1. Make sure your body is getting a lot of antioxidants
Antioxidants are compounds that fight inflammation by attacking ‘free radicals’ inside our bodies. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage cells and cause illness. The damage they cause to the body makes them a significant contributor to the aging process. Antioxidants attack these free radicals and destroy them and help in slowing down the cellular damage to our bodies. A lot of foods have antioxidants but the easiest and most suitable way is to drink ionized alkaline water.
2. Make sure to exercise regularly
Exercising on a daily basis is important and helps in keeping a good cardiovascular health. The American heart association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity. A healthy heart ensures a longer and healthy life.
Make sure to regularly exercise. If you get tired after a while, drink a glass of ionized alkaline water. This will help your body rehydrate and recover from any fatigue and give you an energy boost allowing you to resume your exercise once again.
3. Reduce your calorie intake
The food we eat is converted to energy by cells inside our body. This metabolic process produces certain by-products. These by-products are harmful to the body and over time damage our body contributing to the aging factor. Some medical experts say that reducing the calorie intake can cause the metabolic process to slow down which may slow aging in humans.
So, eat less and substitute for a zero calorie drink such as ionized alkaline water which as we discussed above is rich in antioxidants and has an anti-aging effect. It also tastes great!
4. Studies show that alkaline water may increase lifespan
According to some scientific research studies, drinking alkaline water may have an overall positive effect on your longevity.
A 2016 study (Alkaline Water and Longevity: A Murine Study) carried out by a group of Italian scientists from the University of Padova, revealed that Alkaline water reduces aging and can increase longevity and lifespan.
5. Keep your bone health in check
As our bodies age, our bones get weaker. This is because our body starts to reabsorb calcium and phosphate present in our bones. These minerals are supposed to be in our bones but when they are reabsorbed by the body, our bones get weaker. Drinking alkaline water and using mineral supplements help in slowing down this process and preventing it to some extent.
6. Hydrogen water and its anti-aging effect
Over the years several scientific studies have been done on hydrogen water and its benefits. Scientists have discovered that drinking hydrogen water has an anti-aging effect because it’s rich in antioxidants. In fact, according to some experts hydrogen water has more antioxidants than some fruits.
7. Drink alkaline water to detoxify
Alkaline water helps in regulating your internal pH and cleanses your body of toxins. By regularly drinking alkaline water you can keep your body healthy and free from long term damage caused by harmful toxins that collect up in your body.
8. Use mildly acidic water (from your water ionizer) to moisturize your skin
Some water ionizers can make Ionized acidic water which has several uses. Obviously, you’re not supposed to drink acidic water but you can use it for other external purposes.
One of the most useful things you can do with acidic water is to use it as a skin moisturizer. This keeps your skin glowing and gives you a more youthful appearance. Acidic water helps keep your skin’s pH balanced and is also good at killing germs.
9. Avoid stress
Stressing out and worrying is never good for your health. When you experience stress your body increases the production of the stress hormone cortisol. This causes the release of toxins inside your body and makes it more acidic.
If you’re feeling stressed just do some slow breathing exercises and drink some ionized alkaline water. This will help your body to return to a more calm and relaxed state.
10. Drink ionized alkaline water with hydrogen to keep your brain healthy
As we age, some of us tend to get more forgetful and have trouble remembering things. Drinking ionized alkaline water will make you smarter and protect your brain against oxidative stress.
According to research done by Japanese scientists, ionized water with hydrogen has antioxidants that help in preventing oxidative damage to the brain and have a positive effect on overall cognitive function.
11. Build a stronger immunity
A stronger immune system means our bodies have a better chance of fighting disease. People who have better immunity live longer and healthy.
You can boost your immune system by eating healthy, getting enough sleep, eating foods rich in antioxidants, drinking water, preferably ionized hydrogen or alkaline water because ionized water is rich in antioxidants.
What do you think of these anti-aging tips? Are you ready to follow these tips and keep yourself healthy? Share your thoughts in the comments.