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Why Athletes Should Drink Alkaline Water

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Slight variations in the body/s pH level can have great consequences on the general health, performance and recovery of athletes. While exercising, the continuous use of muscle glycogen for energy creates lactic acid, pyruvic acid, and carbon dioxide which reduces the muscles’ pH.

The harder you exercise, the quicker your muscles become acidic leading to tiredness and reduced performance.

This acidosis reduces the production of ATP, the energy molecule, and interrupts enzyme activity that produces energy. Acidity also decreases muscle power by limiting the contractile action of muscle fibers.

Making use of alkaline water and an alkaline diet boosts general performance and endurance of athletes.

The Alkaline Advantage

Increasing your body’s pH in preparation and during athletic performance has shown great results, and great promise.

Studies show that alkaline water and an alkaline diet can raise the body’s pH balance preceding exercise, and create an environment more advantageous for athletic performance. These studies have shown the greatest advantages of this alkaline-induced saturation in heavy anaerobic activities such as sprinting and weightlifting.

Alkalinity retains the muscles ability to effectively use oxygen longer during periods of high physical requirement.

 

Athletic Benefits

  1. Better Hydration

    • Alkaline Water has very small water molecule clusters that are able to hydrate the body’s tissue and its cells much more effectively than water that has not been ionized. A great comparison would be a softball trying to get through a chain link fence compared to a golf ball. It is much easier for alkaline water to penetrate your cells’ walls.
  2. Great Stamina

    • As the small water molecule clusters hydrate the tissue and fill them with water they push out all the things that don’t belong in the tissue, which are commonly referred to as toxins. Evolution Alkaline water is also full of minerals which can help build your stamina.
  3. Quick Recovery

    • Alkaline Water has a pH of 7.5 – 10 which helps bring the pH of the body up to neutral (7.0) where it should be. This reverses the negative effects of the acidic conditions created by heavy exercise.
  4. More Energy

    • The extra oxygen that it provides to the body translates into more mental alertness and more energy.

Most people, including many athletes, do not eat sufficient alkaline rich foods, such as nuts, fruits, and vegetables. On the contrary, their diets contain high amounts of acid forming foods, such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy.

Supercharge your diet and performance with Evolution Alkaline Water!

Five Fruits And Vegetables That Help You Stay Hydrated

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Staying hydrated in the summer is critical. Drinking enough evolution alkaline water should be the first priority, but try including some of these fruits and vegetables in your diet for added benefits!

  1. Cucumbers
    • Cucumbers are 95% water content
    • They are a great source of fiber and Vitamin C
  2. Salad Greens
    • Salad Greens are 90% water content
    • They are a great source of Vitamin C and Antioxidants
  3. Strawberries
    • Strawberries are 91% water content
    • Strawberries are a great source of folate
  4. Watermelon
    • Watermelon are 92% water content
    • They are a great source of Vitamin C and Lycopene
  5. Papaya
    • Papaya are 88% water content
    • They are a great source of fiber

Check Out Our Favorite Alkaline Teas!

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It’s no secret that a majority of the United States runs on coffee. Take a walk down the street in the morning and you’ll see plenty of people drinking their morning brew.

Just because we’re all hooked, though, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t experiment with some healthier alternatives. After all, coffee consumption has its downsides. Its acidity can cause digestive discomfort, harbor disease and throw off your gut flora. It can also lead to electrolyte deficiencies due to excessive urination.

A great alternative to coffee is tea. Tea is much lower in acidity, and while it can contain lower levels of caffeine, it’s still a great drink in the mornings. A great way to increase the benefits of tea, is to steep your tea in Evolution Alkaline Water!

Check out our favorite teas!

1. Matcha Tea

Matcha tea is becoming a go to for health enthusiasts because of its insanely high antioxidant content. One cup of matcha green tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular tea!

This super high amount of antioxidants is because entire leaves are dissolved in water rather than steeped in bags. This means that instead of discarding the leaves, your consuming all their antioxidant powers.

Benefits Include

  1. High In Antioxidants
  2. Recues Aging
  3. Energy provider
  4. Detoxification
  5. Lowers LDL Cholesterol

2. Yerba Mate Tea

A delicious tea native to the amazonian rain forest of South America. Yerba Mate gives a great natural energy boost. The tea is really helpful in detoxification and cleansing of the body.

Each cup of Yerba Mate is infused with:

Vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B, Niacin, B5, B Complex

Minerals: Calcium, Manganese, iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc

3. Redbush tea

Redbush Tea is born out of the jungles of South Africa and packs a ton of benefits. Due to its bitter taste, this is a fantastic tea to drink for people looking to make the move from coffee.

Redbush Tea is extremely high in antioxidants, and contains vitamins and minerals such as zinc, copper, calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C

There are hundreds of teas out there, all can be prepared with a delicious cup of Evolution Alkaline Water! 

6 Reasons Why You Should Drink Evolution Alkaline Water

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We here at Evolution Healthworks drink a ton of alkaline water, and are extremely proud to offer products that help families get healthier through drinking alkaline water. 

Why is our alkaline water the best for you and your family though?

Check out these 5 reasons!

  1. Evolution Alkaline water is a superior hydrator compared to other waters. This comes as a result that alkaline water has different cluster sizes of the water that make it easier to absorb.

  2. Evolution Alkaline water has negative ORP. This means that you are getting a high antioxidant potential from your water to help eliminate free radicals

  3. Evolution Alkaline Water contains beneficial minerals. We filter our water and remineralize it with minerals your body needs like magnesium, potassium, and calcium carbonate.

  4. Evolution Alkaline Water helps balance your bodies pH. Our water has a pH of over 9 which helps balance your bodies internal pH through neutralizing acidic conditions which can breed disease.

  5. Evolution water helps the body detoxify itself. This leads to more physical and mental energy, healthier skin, better digestion, and happy bones and joints!

Check out our alkaline systems today! 

An Easy New Year’s Resolution for 2015

Happy New Year! If you’re thinking of making a change in your diet for a healthier self, this is the perfect time to get started. Many New Year’s resolutions fizzle out after a few weeks when people realize that the hustle and bustle of every day life makes it too difficult to stick to a complicated workout regimen or diet.

That’s why we want to share an easy-to-adopt resolution that will help your body immensely this year. It doesn’t involve any drastic lifestyle changes or time-consuming practices – this resolution is all about tweaking what you consume.

Many of the most common – and most affordable – foods and beverages are highly acidic. Sodas, fast food and processed meals are all culprits. In order to detoxify yourself of built up acidity in the body, you need to consume alkaline foods and drinks.

Below are 10 foods we recommend consuming for a more alkaline diet this year…

  1. Avocado

  2. Spinach

  3. Cucumber

  4. Seaweed

  5. Cayenne Pepper

  6. Kale

  7. Chia Seeds

  8. Watermelon

  9. Lemon

  10. Garlic

Whether you’re making meals based around these foods or simply adding them to existing meals, they will all help ensure a healthier 2015!

Helping You Compare Water Filters

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As awareness of the importance of clean water in the home rises, more and more people are starting to consider what water filter is right for them.

With this increase in demand, water filter suppliers are flooding (so to speak) the market with products. This can lead to confusion, especially when companies make over-the-top claims.

We don’t want to confuse you – we want you to compare the different water filters available on the market so you can decide what’s best for you and your family. Below are some simple explanations of water filter options.

Carbon Filters

Activated Carbon products are the most common filters on the market. You probably know them better as pitchers or attachments on your sink. These are helpful if you’re renting or staying somewhere temporary. They take care of foul odors and tastes, but do not remove bacteria or microorganisms.

Other than lacking in how much junk they can remove, the main downside to carbon filters is that they don’t last long. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever had a filter pitcher blink red at you after a month in the fridge.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

RO systems became popular because they are very powerful and filter almost all dissolved solids in tap water. They are usually installed under the sink, which is nice because they don’t take up counter or fridge space. There are a few problems with RO, though. While it filters lots of bad stuff from your water, it also removes good stuff such as healthy trace minerals. This can pose some serious health issues down the road. Another issue is that RO systems create a large amount of waste water, almost 5 times as much as they do filtered water in some cases.

Remineralizers

The best alternative to RO’s mineral-deficient water is remineralized water. They are harder to find, but quality water filter companies often have a remineralizer included in their filtration systems. It’s important to make sure that you aren’t just adding minerals to unfiltered water, though.

 

Ionizers

These are the worst offenders when it comes to ridiculous health claims. Multi-level marketing companies got a hold of ionizers a few years back and started selling them without integrity. These are not miracle-machines, but they do have significant health benefits.

Ionizers charge minerals in the water to raise its alkalinity. The resulting alkaline water (above 7 on the pH scale) has been shown to raise overall blood alkalinity, act as an antioxidant capable of killing leukemia cells and increase bone health. These are claims backed by accredited scientific studies, not commercial science.

It’s very important to make sure you only use an ionizer with a water filter, since there is no research on the effects of ionized contaminants. Also, since water can’t be ionized – only the minerals in it – it’s important to have a remineralizer included with your ionizer.

Whole Home Systems

The water you drink isn’t the only water you’re exposed to in the home. If you live in an area with poor water quality (see the EWG’s 10 Best and Worst Water Utilities here), a whole home water filter system would be a good investment because you’re at risk from showering in contaminants.

Hot showers open up your pores, allowing you to absorb contaminants directly into your bloodstream. Similarly, water vaporizes in the heat, leaving your vulnerable to inhaled pollutants such as trihalomethanes (a byproduct of chlorine disinfectants) or fluoride.

Many whole home water filter systems cost thousands of dollars, but there are many more affordable systems on the market that will provide you with much cleaner water.

Which one is for you?

You’ve seen the options – which one fits best for you? If you’re not yet sure, we’d love to talk.

Give us a call at 619-356-3766.

In health!

6 reasons you need a Evolution Water Ionizer

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Check out these reasons why you should put an Evolution Premium Ionizer in your home!

  1. Powerful Antioxidant: Evolution Water neutralizes free radicals helping to reduce aging, disease, and deterioration

  2. Alkaline pH: Evolution Water helps neutralize your bodies pH that over years has most likely become acidic from all of the processed foods, sugary drinks,and even bottled water. Maintaining proper alkalinity through neutralization supports better health and vitality.

  3. Evolution Ionizers use our Water Filtration System, ensuring the certified healthiest water free of contaminants.

  4. Evolution Ionizers provide our bodies with energy through infusing lots of oxygen into them.

  5. Ionized water is six times more hydrating than standard water, and can penetrate our cells much easier. More hydration = More energy.

  6. Our Ionizers also produce acid water which is great for cosmetic reasons such as your skin and hair, helps plants grow, and can be used for household cleaning free of chemicals.

25 Alkaline Promoting Foods

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Living an alkaline lifestyle goes beyond just drinking alkaline water, you also need to make sure your getting antioxidant-promoting foods in your diet. These foods may help neutralize potentially toxic dietary acids, potentially supporting organ health and trimming body mass.

The typical American diet is full of foods like meat and dairy products that tend to increase the acidity of your blood. Recent research suggests that eating too many acid-promoting foods can potentially damage your kidney and liver and may even raise diabetes risk.

But you can help negate acid’s negative effects on the body by balancing your diet with foods that promote an alkaline body environment. Our Aura Alkaline Water Filter can provide you with these benefits through water. Unlike foods, our antioxidant water is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and can provide immediate benefits.

Adding more of these 25 foods into your diet could help support organ health and trim your body mass. We took a look at Dr. Ozs 25 most alkaline promoting foods. The foods are ordered from most neutral to most alkaline-promoting.

  1. Draft beer (most neutral)
  2. Honey
  3. Asparagus
  4. Margarine
  5. White wine
  6. Broccoli
  7. Marmalade
  8. Mineral water
  9. Watermelon
  10. Apples
  11. Red wine
  12. Zucchini
  13. Hazelnuts
  14. Green beans
  15. Tomatoes
  16. Cherries
  17. Radishes
  18. Cauliflower
  19. Potatoes
  20. Apricots
  21. Carrots
  22. Celery
  23. Bananas
  24. Spinach
  25. Raisins (most alkaline-promoting)

 

 

Oxidation Reduction Potential in Evolution Healthworks Products

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Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the water filtration industry. Unfortunately, most of the information surrounding the term is vague and commercially-biased. So what exactly is Oxidation Reduction Potential and what are its effects?

Virtually all liquids have an Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP), which is the potential for one liquid substance to reduce to the oxidation of another substance, as measured in millivolts (mV).

In other words, the more powerful the antioxidant, the lower the ORP level. As things oxidize, the ORP rises.

Normal tap water has an ORP of +250 to +400, meaning that its potential for reducing oxidation is nonexistent. Only a negative ORP can reduce or negate oxidation.

Evolution Water has an ORP of -200 to -700, depending in part on the amount of minerals in the source water and how the ionizer is adjusted. This means it has a very high potential for reducing oxidation. Fresh squeezed orange juice has a -250 ORP, as do most other fresh squeezed juices and vegetables. However, if they have been pasteurized or otherwise processed, the antioxidant properties are diminished or removed.

Tests reveal that bottled mineral waters have an average ORP of approximately +200mV only slightly lower than ordinary tap water. It is a simple, but much overlooked, fact that all water “filtered or otherwise” is acidic in nature. Chlorine, other chemicals, contaminants, and byproducts of natural water give it an acidic pH level. Over time, this acidity can be very harmful to your health and the ability to fight disease because many organisms, viruses, bacteria and even cancer, become more prolific and more harmful in an acidic environment.

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Conversely, higher pH, higher alkaline water becomes a defender of your entire immune system, providing an inhospitable environment for diseases to take hold and cleansing every cell in your body of impurities and toxicities every time you drink. And realistically, there are toxins everywhere. They are in the air we breathe, the foods we eat, the things we touch.

You can’t get away from the side effects of a modern world. But you can fortify yourself from the inside out by consuming double purified, ionized, antioxidant Evolution Water. Our Aura Alkaline Water Filter can provide you with these benefits.

Ionization is a process of electrically charging water by running the water over positive and negative electrodes, ionizing the minerals in the water and creating a high pH, alkaline water. The cleansing and nourishing comes from the high antioxidant quality of the ionized water. Ionized water is a free radical scavenger, counteracts oxidation in every cell of your body and is extremely hydrating..

With Evolution Water you get the absolute cleanest, healthiest, and most energizing form of water available on the planet, ready to use whenever you need it.