Are there benefits to drinking alkaline water over regular water?

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton answers your health questions and shares her daily prescription for wellness.
2:24 | 12/05/23

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>> DeMarco: ONE DAY. IT MAY NOT BE IN TULSA. IT MAY NOT BE IN TULSA. >> Erielle: WE'RE ANSWERING YOUR >> Erielle: WE'RE ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS, AND THE QUESTION QUESTIONS, AND THE QUESTION TODAY IS, ARE THERE MORE TODAY IS, ARE THERE MORE BENEFITS TO DRINKING ALKALINE BENEFITS TO DRINKING ALKALINE WATER COMPARED TO REGULAR WATER? WATER COMPARED TO REGULAR WATER? THIS IS A CRAZE. THIS IS A CRAZE. EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT. EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT. IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE. IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE. >> Dr. Jen: IT IS MORE >> Dr. Jen: IT IS MORE EXPENSIVE. EXPENSIVE. THERE'S REALLY NO SCIENCE THERE THERE'S REALLY NO SCIENCE THERE TO SUPPORT THIS. TO SUPPORT THIS. WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS SOME WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS SOME BASIC HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY BASIC HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY HERE. HERE. ALKALINE ACIDITY, RIGHT? ALKALINE ACIDITY, RIGHT? YOUR ALKALINE IS THE LEVEL OF YOUR ALKALINE IS THE LEVEL OF PH. PH. THAT MEANS HIGHER THAN 7. THAT MEANS HIGHER THAN 7. LOWER THAN 7 IS ACIDIC. LOWER THAN 7 IS ACIDIC. HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE WITH HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE WITH WATER OR ANYTHING THAT YOU WATER OR ANYTHING THAT YOU CONSUME INTO YOUR GI TRACT. CONSUME INTO YOUR GI TRACT. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT IN THE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT IN THE WHOLE HUMAN ORGANISM THAT THAT WHOLE HUMAN ORGANISM THAT THAT PH CAN OVERPOWER OR OUTWORK THE PH CAN OVERPOWER OR OUTWORK THE PH MACHINES THAT ARE CONSTANTLY PH MACHINES THAT ARE CONSTANTLY GOING ON IN YOUR BODY IN YOUR GOING ON IN YOUR BODY IN YOUR LUNGS, AND IN YOUR KIDNEY -- LUNGS, AND IN YOUR KIDNEY -- KIDNEYS. KIDNEYS. SO AGAIN, FOR YOU TO SAY, WELL, SO AGAIN, FOR YOU TO SAY, WELL, ALKALINE WATER, I CAN PERCEIVE A ALKALINE WATER, I CAN PERCEIVE A TASTE DIFFERENCE BY THE WAY, AND TASTE DIFFERENCE BY THE WAY, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN. A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN. SO IF YOU LIKE THE TASTE OF IT, SO IF YOU LIKE THE TASTE OF IT, BY ALL MEANS, FEEL FREE TO SPEND BY ALL MEANS, FEEL FREE TO SPEND MORE. MORE. >> Erielle: BUY IT. >> Erielle: BUY IT. >> DeMarco: BUT YOU'RE GOOD WITH >> DeMarco: BUT YOU'RE GOOD WITH A LITTLE SPRING WATER. A LITTLE SPRING WATER. >> Dr. Jen: FOR SURE. >> Dr. Jen: FOR SURE. UNTIL THERE IS EVIDENCE -- UNTIL THERE IS EVIDENCE -- >> Erielle: THE WATER FOUND UNTIL THERE IS EVIDENCE -- >> Erielle: THE WATER FOUNTAIN >> Erielle: THE WATER FOUNTAIN IS JUST FINE. IS JUST FINE. >> Dr. Jen: UNTIL THERE'S >> Dr. Jen: UNTIL THERE'S SCIENCE THAT IT CAN CHANGE YOUR SCIENCE THAT IT CAN CHANGE YOUR BLOOD IN YOUR PH, SORRY. BLOOD IN YOUR PH, SORRY. >> DeMarco: PRESCRIPTION FOR >> DeMarco: PRESCRIPTION FOR WELLNESS? WELLNESS? >> Dr. Jen: IT'S HOW TO START A >> Dr. Jen: IT'S HOW TO START A HEALTHY HABIT BECAUSE WE'RE AT HEALTHY HABIT BECAUSE WE'RE AT THAT TIME OF YEAR WHERE PEOPLE THAT TIME OF YEAR WHERE PEOPLE TRY TO EMBARK ON A NEW PLAN. TRY TO EMBARK ON A NEW PLAN. I'M ONE OF THEM, EVERY JANUARY. I'M ONE OF THEM, EVERY JANUARY. DECIDE ON A LONG-TERM GOAL AND DECIDE ON A LONG-TERM GOAL AND BE REALISTIC. BE REALISTIC. MAKE A PLAN OF ACTION. MAKE A PLAN OF ACTION. EVEN BABY STEPS ARE IMPORTANT, EVEN BABY STEPS ARE IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S SOMETHING NEW ESPECIALLY IF IT'S SOMETHING NEW TO YOU. TO YOU. TRACKING YOUR PROGRESS IS KEY. TRACKING YOUR PROGRESS IS KEY. I LITERALLY USE AN OLD-FASHIONED I LITERALLY USE AN OLD-FASHIONED DESK TOPICALEN DAR SO I I LITERALLY USE AN OLD-FASHIONED DESK TOPICALEN DAR CALENDAR SO I I LITERALLY USE AN OLD-FASHIONED DESK TOPICALEN DAR CALENDAR SO C I LITERALLY USE AN OLD-FASHIONED DESK TOPICALEN DAR CALENDAR SO N I LITERALLY USE AN OLD-FASHIONED DESK TOPICALEN DAR CALENDAR SO S I LITERALLY USE AN OLD-FASHIONED DESK TOPICALEN DAR CALENDAR SO E I LITERALLY USE AN OLD-FASHIONED DESK TOPICALEN DAR CALENDAR SO DESK TOPICALEN DAR CALENDAR SO IT VISUALLY. IT VISUALLY. MY FAVORITE ONE, REWARD YOUR MY FAVORITE ONE, REWARD YOUR SUCCESS. SUCCESS. THAT IS ALWAYS THE FUN PART. THAT IS ALWAYS THE FUN PART. >> Erielle: WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER >> Erielle: WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER DRY JANUARY? DRY JANUARY? >> Dr. Jen: I MEAN, I DON'T >> Dr. Jen: I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW. KNOW. >> DeMarco: THAT'S ANOTHER SHOW, >> DeMarco: THAT'S ANOTHER SHOW, ERIELLE. ERIELLE. >> Dr. Jen: EXACTLY, BUT YOU >> Dr. Jen: EXACTLY, BUT YOU WANT TO REWARD YOURSELF, REWARD WANT TO REWARD YOURSELF, REWARD OTHER PEOPLE IF YOU ARE DOING IT OTHER PEOPLE IF YOU ARE DOING IT WITH A SMALL GROUP. WITH A SMALL GROUP. THAT MAKES IT FUN, AND IT'S GOOD THAT MAKES IT FUN, AND IT'S GOOD MOTIVATION. MOTIVATION. >> DeMarco: DOC, THANK YOU. >> DeMarco: DOC, THANK YOU. >>> FOLKS, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR >>> FOLKS, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU SO HIT

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