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Celebs Are Flaunting Black Water – Is It Worth The Hype?

Is this Black Water the secret behind the fitness of your favourite celeb? Let’s find out -Please Note : Petrol see Bhi Mehenga Hai


Health is Wealth, we all are aware of this fact. We have started valuing our health even more during the Pandemic. During the Pandemic,  we all came across various video suggestions and trends doing rounds on the internet, briefing us on the importance of good health.  Some of these trends are captured by the paparazzi. You must have seen your favourite celebrities carrying this black water often.

Is this water being the secret behind the fitness of Malaika Arora, Urvashi Rautela, Virat Kohli, and Shruti Hassan?

Let us decode the secret behind this Kala Pani aka Black Water.

What is Black Water?

Blackwater is also known as Alkaline water. It is different from regular drinking water as it has a high PH level which helps in neutralizing the acid level in the body. Ph value number tells us how acidic or alkaline substances are on the scale of 0-14. Higher the number, the higher the substance of alkaline.  Normal drinking water generally has a PH value of 6.5 or 7. Whereas, alkaline water is between 8-9.

Alkaline water also has:

  • Minerals
  • Negative Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP)
  • Anti Oxidizing agents

So, what are the health benefits claimed by many?

Benefits of Alkaline Water

  1. Slow bone loss

Some studies suggest it helps to slow down bone loss but it is yet to be determined if benefits are maintained over a longer period or not.

  1. Prevent diseases

Some advocates of alkaline water also claim that it prevents diseases such as cancer, heart diseases. However, there is little evidence to aid such claims.

  1. Beneficial for skin 

According to some, alkaline water is beneficial for the skin. It includes anti-ageing properties, detoxifying effect and leads to hydration of the skin as it has ORPs

  1. Contains antioxidants 

Since it has antioxidants just like in our fruits and vegetables, these antioxidants help us in repairing and regenerating our skin.

What are the digestion claims of Alkaline Water?

Alkaline water contains magnesium and other minerals that act as mite laxatives to help with digestion. However, some suggest it is generally safe to drink alkaline water.

Cons associated with Alkaline Water

It also reduces stomach acidity thereby lowering the ability to kill harmful bacteria.  If taken in excess it could lead to symptoms like nausea and vomiting.

Can we consume Alkaline Water daily?

The transition from regular water to alkaline should not be too fast since the body has to adjust to the PH level. Many health experts confirm that there isn’t enough research or scientific evidence to prove its health claims.

However, many also say, including some of the Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities like Beyonce and Miranda K that it helps. But it is always advisable to first consult a doctor or a health expert before you make a switch.

Celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija says, “Staying healthy and staying hydrated is quite the need of the hour. Alkaline water has 70 essential minerals that are obtained from the core of the earth. All these minerals have high potency because they are easily absorbent to your Mucous membrane. Therefore, it increases the absorption as well as assimilation of other nutrients that can’t be taken in the form of supplementation.”

Makhija also added that it also improves the alkalinity of water, helps you to detoxify, helps you to reduce acidity, hydrates you faster and for a longer period. It is packed not only with hydration but also with nutrition, just like a cherry on the cake.”

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But it is always advisable to first consult a doctor or a health expert before you make a switch.   So, if you are also planning for a healthy regime. Get yourself a bottle filled with black water and ace the pace towards fitness.

How expensive it is?

The black water is quite expensive. It will cost you Rs.100 for 500 ml. So is it worth the hype? Well, you should consult your doctor before consuming it.

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