Alkaline Water: Healthy Drink or Marketing Hoax?

June 24, 2015

Fact or fiction: alkaline water will improve one’s health?

Despite a well regulated municipal water supply and near nationwide access to safe drinking water, Americans spend over $12 billion each year on bottled water. We are greeted with an ever expanding selection of waters for sale—pure water, water with electrolytes, flavored water, water from a spring, water from a glacier, water from a drought ridden state. But few varieties of water make as bold-faced claims of improving health as alkaline water. Available bottled or by do-it-yourself purifier, alkaline water is touted as anything from a fountain of youth to a panacea.…