Category Archives: Alkaline

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!

What Does Evolution Alkaline Water Taste Like?

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We created our Evolution Aura Alkaline Water Filter using a process that’s similar to the way nature creates its own natural alkaline water. We achieve this by removing impure contaminants and running the clean water through our Alkaline Core.

Evolution Alkaline Water tastes like natural artesian spring water. Our water is deeply refreshing and smooth, with a little bit of a sweet taste that’s more satisfying to the palette than plain water or stripped-down Reverse Osmosis water.

Why do Evolution Alkaline Water and Natural Artesian Spring Water taste alike you might ask?

  1. First off, they both get their healthy alkalinity from bicarbonate minerals. Our third filter mimics a stream to create this alkalinity.
  2. Second, they are both full of age- and disease-fighting antioxidants, better known as negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP).

This negative ORP is what makes Evolution Alkaline water so special and so much different than bottled ‘alkaline’ or ‘artesian spring’ waters. The negative ORP doesn’t keep in the bottle (only 72 hours or so), so by the time you purchase the bottles, the main antioxidant benefit is gone. It’s like buying canned veggies vs. fresh veggies.

The best way to get as many benefits as possible from your water is to get it right at the source. The Aura Alkaline Water Filter from Evolution Healthworks does just this, providing you with delicious alkaline water on tap in your home or business.

If you’re looking for refreshing and smooth alkaline water give us a call at 619-356-3766!

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! 

The pH Spectrum

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Keeping a diet with a high pH can ensure that you live the healthiest life possible.

We offer a great option to make sure that you are consuming Alkaline Water from the comfort of your home or work space.

Our Aura Alkaline Filter combines the filtration technology of the Aura H20 with and alkaline core to ensure your not only drinking healthy filtered water, but water with a high pH.

Give us a call at 619-356-3766 for a complimentary evaluation! 

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!

3 Great Benefits of Evolution Alkaline Water

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Keeping your body in an Alkaline state is critical. In addition to maintaining an alkaline diet, its important to make sure you are drinking alkaline antioxidant water.

Our Aura Alkaline Water Filter filters your tap water and gives you the healthiest alkaline water.

Why so healthy, you ask?

1. Alkaline Water is a powerful antioxidant

  • Free radical damage causes us to age and can cause diseases such as cancer
  • Ionized water is a liquid antioxidant and is easily absorbed in the body making it more effective and powerful antioxidant
  • Antioxidants in form of hydroxyl donates extra electrons to free radicals, leaving you with lots of oxygen molecules
  • Gives you energy by providing your body with free oxygen molecules

2. Alkaline Water balances your body pH

  • Our diets today are extremely acidic from soft drinks, processed foods and more which deposit acids in our body, providing an ideal environment for obesity and disease to thrive
  • Alkaline pH helps us maintain environment not conductive to disease
  • Because of alkaline properties, Ionized water will flush acid waste from our bodies

3. Alkaline Water is a superior hydrator

  • Ionized water has a different molecular size. It contains 5-6 water molecules, rather than 10-13 water molecules in typical water
  • Smaller “reduced water” is much more hydrating then conventional water because cells can absorb more readily.
  • Alkaline water is more hydrating then conventional, and extremely detoxifying.

Call us today at 619-356-3766 to learn more about how Evolution Healthworks systems can help you get back into optimal health!

A Tasty Alkaline Green Smoothie Recipe

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Smoothies are delicious, filling, nutritious, and don’t contain all the calories and other ‘stuff’ big meals do.

This smoothie utilizes our Aura Alkaline Water Filter to produce delicious alkaline antioxidant water combined with other healthy ingredients.

Check out this recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cups of Evolution Alkaline Water
  • 1 cup of creamed coconut
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 sliced cucumber
  • 2 limes peeled and halved
  • 1 cup of ice

 

Directions:

  1. Add all of your ingredients into blender or Nutri-Bullet, and blend away
  2. I like to add a little sweetener to taste
  3. ENJOY!

 

7 Tips For A More Healthy Thanksgiving

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It’s that time of year again that friends and family get together on the fourth Thursday of November as a way to give thanks and enjoy each other’s company.

It’s also the start of the Holidays, a time where people can see themselves pack on some extra pounds.

At Evolution Healthworks love Thanksgiving and will be celebrating it with friends and family, but will be watching how much we consume.

Check out these 7 tips for a healthier Thanksgiving!

  1. Make your stuffing using whole grain breadcrumbs rather than white breadcrumbs.

  2. Make a big healthy salad filled with leafy greens. Leafy greens are extremely alkaline and will provide you with antioxidants and help balance your body pH.

  3. Try making an alternative to mashed potatoes like Maple Sweet Potatoes. Mashed potatoes are full of butter and milk and can really bring up your calorie count.

  4. Buy organic if possible. Choosing non-organic items from the  “clean 15 list” can save you some money

  5. Drink alkaline water rather than alcohol. If you really feel the need to drink, drink red wine, which is full of antioxidants.

  6. Cook with as much fresh food as possible. Try making your own cranberry sauce using fresh cranberries!

  7. Do not fry foods! Instead grill, boil or sauté.

Gobble, Gobble!

 

4 Great Alkaline Water and Essential Oil Recipes

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Last week, we took a look at 5 Essential Oils To Improve Your Memory and Focus from our friend and holistic expert Sheree Trask.

If you read that post, you know how beneficial essential oils can be to our bodies and mind.

However, did you know that when you combine essential oils and alkaline water there is an increased benefit? Your getting all the benefits of essential oils, and multiplying them with the BENEFITS OF ALKALINE WATER!

Check out these 4 ways to combine essential oils and alkaline water:

1. All-Natural Shampoo

The FDA has NOT evaluated 90% of the beauty products on the market today. These products are packed with petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and chemical preservatives.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-natural liquid soap
  • 1 cup acidic Evolution Water
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh herbs of choice
  • 1 teaspoon apricot kernel oil
  • 2 drops essential oil

Directions

Pour acidic water over herbs and let steep in a glass jar overnight. Strain liquid from the herbs. Add soap and apricot oil, mix thoroughly. Add essential oil and mix again. Pour out of recycled shampoo bottle

2. All-Natural Flea & Tick Treatment

The EPA’s research on pesticide products for flea and tick control found chemicals in the medications producing side effects such as skin irritation, skin burns, seizures and even 1600 deaths in the past five years.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons rose, geranium or palmarosa
  • essential oils
  • 2 cups acidic Evolution Water

Directions

Combine ingredients in spray bottle and shake to blend. Spray pet and area where he or she sleeps.

3. Fabric Refresher

Most refresher sprays contain synthetic fragrances that can cause symptoms from headaches to more serious illness when inhaled.

Directions

Fill a spray bottle with alkaline Evolution Water and 3-5 drops of your favorite scented essential oil. Use to freshen laundry, drapes and fabric furniture.

4. Simple, Green Laundry Detergent

Traditional detergent contains a variety of toxic chemicals including chlorine bleach, phenols and ammonia. These get absorbed by your clothes and also drain into lakes, rivers and oceans.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soap nuts (find on Amazon or at a health
  • store)
  • 4 cups Alkaline Evolution Water
  • 2-5 drops of your favorite essential oil

Directions

Crush soap nuts and soak them in Evolution Water overnight. Blend mixture and let sit a few hours, stirring occasionally. Strain the liquid and add essential oil.

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!