What are the health benefits of drinking Kangen water? Curious about the benefits and risks? Wondering why it is such a popular topic now? Well, just turn on the faucet in your kitchen. For many, if the color of the water doesn’t scare you, the taste or smell might.
ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY
According to Enagic, Kangen Water® is great tasting water that us created from their innovative water technology. Their devices help filter your tap water and produce ionized alkaline and acidic waters through a process called electrolysis. Often, people use these waters for drinking, cooking, beauty, and cleaning. But, we want to know more right?
WHAT IS ALKALINE WATER
Well, you would have to be hiding under a rock to not have heard of the various health claims about alkaline water. Everything from slowing the aging process, to regulating your body’s pH level and helping to prevent chronic diseases like cancer. But what exactly is alkaline water, and why all the hype right now? To begin, “alkaline” in water refers to its level of pH (how acidic or alkaline a substance is). This can range from 0 to 14, with 14 being the most alkaline. The most common thought is that drinking it helps neutralizes the acid in your body, since normal drinking water generally only has a neutral pH of 7. Kangen water and other alkaline waters also often contain minerals and negative oxidation reduction potential, which is the ability of water to act as a pro- or antioxidant. The more negative the ORP value, the more antioxidizing it is.
DOES KANGEN® AND OTHER ALKALINE WATERS WORK?
While many health professionals say there isn’t enough research to support the many health claims made by users and sellers, a 2012 study found that drinking naturally carbonated artesian-well alkaline water with a level of pH at 8.8 may help deactivate pepsin, the main enzyme that causes acid reflux. Also, another study suggested that drinking alkaline ionized water may actually have benefits for those people who have high blood pressure, diabetes, and or high cholesterol. Then of course there is a more recent study that included 100 people, which found a significant difference in whole blood viscosity (how efficiently blood flows through the vessels) after consuming high pH water compared to regular water after a strenuous workout. This can therefore increase oxygen delivery throughout out the body.
KANGEN’S® STRONG WATER (pH 11)
Their stronger pH water is not for drinking, but helps preserve hygiene in your daily life due to its strong cleaning effect. It has dissolving and heat conducting benefits. In terms of food preparation, it can help remove the rawness from vegetables. such as green onions, bamboo, wasabi and flowering fern. As for cleaning, it is good for cleaning cutting boards and dishcloths, tough grime from vents, as well as any general cleaning needed in the kitchen. Also, this stronger water is great for dishes, allowing you to use less detergent when washing. This can save you on water bills, as only one-third to one-fourth of the usual amount of water is adequate for rinsing off detergent
KANGEN® WATER (pH 8.5-9.5)
This type of Kangen water is the perfect choice for drinking and healthy cooking. It is electrolytically-reduced, hydrogen-rich water, which works to help restore your body to a more alkaline state. Many consider this to be optimal for good health. Drink Kangen Water® throughout the day. Unlike most tap water people use, Kangen Water® has no unpleasant odor, tastes lighter, and has a pleasantly sweet flavor. You can also use this water in cleaning vegetables and fish. In fact, you can even enhance the flavor of broccoli, onions, bamboo and other vegetables by pre-boiling them in this water. You light also find that the flavor, color and aroma of coffee and tea improves with the better tasting water. As for soups and stews, Kangen Water® helps draw out the true flavor of ingredients so they get tender and juicy, eliminating the need for excess seasoning and salt. Even plants might benefit from this water and help stimulate germination and improves seedling development.
KANGEN® CLEAN WATER (pH 7)
This Kangen water is free of chlorine, rust and cloudiness. Neutral water is great tasting drinking water, used by many when making baby food and taking medicine, since it is easily absorbed by your body.
KANGEN® BEAUTY WATER (pH 4.0 to 6.0)
While not for drinking, this slightly acidic water is recognized for its astringent effects. It's very good for gentle cleaning and beauty care, whether your looking to wash your face, hair, pet care, polishing, cleaning, and/or preserving frozen food.The fact is your body is at least 70% water, shouldn’t you use the best water you can? Not all water is created equal! Of course, always consult a doctor before drinking Kangen or any Alkaline water.