Black alkaline water: The health trend several celebs swear by
Lately, celebrities like Malaika Arora, Shruti Haasan, Virat Kohli, and Urvashi Rautela had been seen consuming black water. It seemed odd at first, but gradually people learned of the concept of black alkaline water introduced to India by a company, the only one to sell the product here. The color of the water is naturally black due to the infusion of trace elements.
Black alkaline water offers optimum hydration, detoxification, and improves your metabolism. Apparently, switching to black water from plain water is beneficial to health. The sellers informed that plain water lacks several essential minerals crucial for the body. They say that Reverse Osmosis (RO) water is acidic and corrosive, hence hard for the body to absorb. This water supposedly contains over 70 natural trace elements.
This water is also believed to be better at hydrating us as the molecules of alkaline drinks are smaller and get absorbed by the cells quickly. This nutrient-rich drink is said to be beneficial for those suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. The antioxidants and minerals present in this water have the ability to fight free radicals, hence slowing down aging.
Black alkaline water is also supposedly good for our digestive system. It also helps our body absorb nutrients from our food better. This ultimately improves our immunity. Your metabolism also improves and you burn more calories throughout the day. It also balances the pH level of the body and neutralizes the excess acid that our organs might produce.
A passing fad among fitness freaks, drinking black alkaline water may not be as beneficial as the claims associated with it. There is not enough research to prove the claims, which is why experts are uncertain about the drink's effects in the long run. In fact, excess alkali in the body may lead to skin irritations, gastrointestinal problems, nausea, muscle twitching and confusion.
If you are tempted to give black alkaline water a shot, let us tell you about its cost. This water apparently costs a whopping Rs. 100 for a 500 ml bottle.