Alkaline water is, according to many scholars, the most suitable water for the health and well-being of humans and animals. When can a water be defined as “alkaline” and what are the factors that determine its benefits?
There are many factors that affect the quality of water: temperature variations, contact with rocks in the high mountains and so on.. If the pH of a water varies, the properties of which it is composed in fact also vary. There are many factors that affect the quality of water: temperature variations, contact with rocks in the high mountains and so on.
ALKALINE WATER: WHICH PARAMETERS?
The parameters that determine whether a water is alkaline or not are related to the pH value:
- A low pH, with values below 7, indicates a very acidic water;
- A neutral pH is water with a value of 7;
- A high pH, with values above 7, indicates a basic or alkaline water which, unlike acidic water, restores an internal balance and allows the body to function at its best, eliminating free radicals and excess toxins.
According to the legislative parameters, the pH of drinking water must not exceed 9.5: the WHO considers the quality of water with a pH that is in the range of between 6.5 and 8.5 to be qualitatively high. In this range of values, the taste, odour and transparency of the water are taken into consideration, checking for contamination from heavy metals. Our water purification systems have, upon request, an alkaline water supply system, thanks to a particular filter that regulates the pH of the water and thus making it basic..
The fixed residue is an instrument that measures the quality of water. The fixed residue indicates the presence of solid particles inside the water, the so-called mineral salts. The fixed residue is calculated by boiling the water at a temperature of 180°C. The greater the presence of fixed residue in the water, the greater its hardness. Like all excesses, a minimal or overly high intake of the fixed residue loses its functional effectiveness until it becomes harmful to the body.
Light water is a so-called low-mineral water, suitable for the correct functioning of the body and which promotes diuresis. Water with low mineral content is a type of water with a reduced quantity of inorganic substances with respect to mineral waters. It is a so-called “table” water and has a fixed residue of less than 500mg/l. It is classified as being a light water precisely due to the reduced content of organic and inorganic elements that it contains.
HEAVY WATER OR LIGHT WATER?
The substances that we ingest every day weigh down the body’s metabolism and this leads to a slowdown in digestion and absorption by the same, affecting renal and hepatic function.
The difference compared to heavy water is given by the quantity of fixed residue: the more it is contained, the lighter and purer the water is.
Our water purification systems are designed to deliver pure and fresh alkaline water, just like spring water. We strive every day to find technologically advanced solutions that comply with the quality standards, satisfying all the requirements with which we are presented with each purchase.
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Doctors recommend a daily consumption of 2 litres of water per day. On average this is the norm. But in reality, the daily water intake changes according to the individual: factors include age, sex, actual diet, the environment we live in and the intensity of the type of sporting activity.
Apart from the characteristics, it is also necessary to consider the so-called “endogenous” water, that is water obtained from the intake of food and fruit that is around 0.4-0.6 litres.
Although the intake of 2 litres of water per day, as we have seen, is not a precise value, because it is determined by various factors, it must be remembered that it is advisable to increase its value during the summer months or during normal physical activity to rebalance the correct water intake, lost during sweating.