Don't like drinking water? AquaHydrate may be the solution
I usually don't take health tips from Mark Wahlberg (he has an amazing body...but I usually don't listen to celebrities, in general, as a point of reference) although this time, I think he's onto something ! Apparently, during training for his role in "The Fighter" he trained as a boxer to truly learn the role and he drank tons of AquaHydrate during his training and credits it with all of the benefits he had during training. Also many of the USA Olympic athletes drink this water when training and competing and are huge advocates. They all can't be wrong, can they? They claim to have faster recovery times, better mental focus, and better sports performance.
What's the deal?
AquaHydrate is a water that is super purified and is modified to change the pH to around 9 which makes the water very alkaline. Usually the pH of water is around 7.0 which is neutral (it changes a bit depending on where you live and what is present in it, it can range from 6.5-8.5 out of the tap). It also has 72 trace and macro minerals present, which is the only water on the market able to claim that (that is calorie free), and it is one of the purest bottled waters on the market due to a rigorous purification process using pre and post filtration along with UV light sources to kill off bacteria and totally purify the water.
What does a higher pH of water mean?
Really there are no health detriments, but if it was the water coming out of your tap, it would make your coffee taste a little bitter, and it also honestly has no health benefits either. The alkalinity is quickly off-set by the acidity of our guts and then absorbed as any other water would be, but the company claims that it tastes better; the alkalinity gives the water a better "mouth feel"....that clearly is not scientific, but I'm a believer after tasting it!! So whilst there is no real science behind that, I will tell you that this water does taste refreshing, and I keep wanting to drink more!! As far as the alkaline nature of the water decreasing recovery times, and medically speaking, they have a good basis for that; bicarbonate is the buffer for lactic acid, which is a waste product in muscles after stress (i.e. why your muscles feel sore) so having a alkaline fluid that has bicarbonate present, theoretically will, in fact, decrease recovery times and make you feel more energized after a hard workout.
Will it make you look like Mark Wahlberg?
Unfortunately it won't give you that Mark Wahlberg body BUT I that for those of you who don't regularly drink water, you might want to give it a try, I think you will like it and that might encourage you to drink more. I have so many friends that only drink soda because "water tastes gross" so I am hoping that the AquaHydrate people are on the right track and it will encourage those soda drinkers to toss the soda and pick up some water!! When you are dehydrated, your body suffers, and so does your workout; you tend to feel tired easier and you are more likely to quit early. If you have good tasting water, with no calories, and vitamins and minerals that your body needs, you are kind of killing two birds with one stone, right? You are replacing some of the vities and minerals lost through sweat (not all of them but small amounts) and you are rehydrating your body, which will allow you to work out harder and longer.
I love water and basically drink it exclusively, and I love to get extra vitamins and minerals in my diets whenever I can, so I am probably not the best judge, but I really do feel better after a bottle of AquaHydrate and a good workout. I am trying to get some non-water drinkers to hop on board and give it a go and tell me what they think...who's with me???
I am normally a Brita girl at home, but I usually grab a bottle of water to bring with me to work or when running; from now on though, I am only grabbing AquaHydrate before my workouts and will encourage my clients to do the same! Tell me what you think, and check out AquaHydrate!
Yours in Good Health