Unless you’re the science-y type, you probably haven’t given the pH of your water much thought. But a wave of alkaline waters has us talking acidity. In theory, an acidic body is one in which disease thrives; so eating more alkaline foods like kale and fewer acidic ones like donuts can help us achieve optimal health. The pH scale runs from 1 (acid) to 14 (alkaline), so alkaline water is higher than the neutral value of 7. While our body has built-in systems (like our kidneys) to regulate our pH, some health experts say gulping mineral-rich water and skipping the chocolate
dip can help. It’s not a cure-all, but consider it H2O 2.0.
FLOW HAS A PH OF 8.1 AND A HIGH LEVEL OF MINERALS. HAPPY WATER, WHICH IS SAID TO BOOST MOOD, CONTAINS LITHIA, DRAWN FROM NATURAL CANADIAN SPRINGS, AND IT HAS A PH OF 7.4. ($2.69, LIVEHAPPYWATER.CA); GREENHOUSE JUICE CO.’S ALOE WATER IS MADE WITH ALKALINE WATER (9.0 PH) AND TOUTS ITSELF AS AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIGESTIVE AID. ($6.50, GREENHOUSEJUICE.COM)