Alkaline water has been trending in my life these last few weeks. I first looked into it because it was a crucial ingredient in creating the golden skin of homemade mooncakes. This launched a whole discussion between DH and I over why alkaline water is such a big deal and why some people choose to drink it over just regular tap water.

Later on that evening, we went to check out a new Japanese ramen restaurant, from a popular chain in Japan, that serves complimentary alkaline water to customers and cooks its ramen broth with alkaline water.  DH claimed that he felt the broth had a “cleaner” taste from the alkaline water cooking method.

Then I was contacted and offered a few complimentary bottles of Evamor’s natural alkaline water to taste and play with. I was pretty happy with the offer, especially since it came with a giveaway for my readers to try it too.

Based on my internet research, Alkaline water goes through an ionization process. It has a higher pH level than plain water.  There are a lot of claims and studies about the health benefits of alkaline water. For example, it is believed that the high pH level neutralizes the acid in your bloodstream, boosts your metabolisms, increases oxygen, hydrates the body better, prevents many diseases, etc.  It’s one of those things though, where the claims are by independent studies, so you do have to try it for yourself and find out your own results.

Evamor’s water has a pH level of 8.8. One thing I found most intriguing from the product information I received was their studies that it prevents acid reflux and alleviates heart burn. I suffered from acid reflux for quite a few years and wish I had been able to try this solution back then to test it out.

I thought I’d have some fun with the water. First, a blind taste test of Evamor versus regular filtered water. DH and I both played.

I’d never had a problem with filtered tap water, but tasting it side by side with the alkaline water and you could definitely taste a difference. The alkaline water tasted cleaner and more pure and the filtered tap water suddenly became hard to swallow.

I tried again with a bottled spring water versus Alkaline. While the bottled water tasted better than the filtered tap water, it still didn’t taste nearly as clean as the alkaline water and we were both able to distinguish which was which.

Next, I cooked with both, making a light chicken broth soup. Again, the alkaline water broth had a much cleaner taste.

While I haven’t been drinking alkaline water long enough to decide for myself whether any of the health claims are true, it’s been fun being introduced into the world of alkaline water.

Now onto the giveaway. One lucky reader will receive a case of Evamor alkaline water to try. The winner will also receive a copy of Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure by Dr. Koufman which contains 75 recipes, specifically geared for those who suffer from acid reflux.  Please note, this giveaway is only open to U.S. Residents. I will use random.org to choose the winning number. Contest ends November 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST.

To enter:

1. Leave a comment at the end of this post, telling me what you’ll be doing with the alkaline water (i.e., hydrating from a workout, just for fun, cooking, baking).

2. For an additional entry, tweet the following message “Win Evamor Alkaline water @kirbiecravings http://bit.ly/QPmCyf” Then leave a separate comment at the end of this post, telling me you’ve done so. Make sure it is a separate entry so that it is counted separately. If it’s not easy to tell who you are from your Twitter profile, please provide information in the comment that will let me be able to connect your entry with your tweet.

3. For an additional entry, Like this post on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment at the end of this post telling me you’ve done so. Make sure it is a separate entry so that it is counted separately. If it’s not easy to tell who you are from your Facebook profile, please provide information in the comment that will let me be able to connect your entry with your “Like.”

Good luck!

   

29 Responses to “Evamor Alkaline Water + Giveaway”

  1. Patty Wu — October 29, 2012 at 2:16 am

    I am curious to see if I would notice a difference! I would love to try some – I would use it for drinking and making coffee! Thanks for a chance to win!

  2. Cliff — October 29, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Tap water in San Diego is [finally] fluoridated and protects your teeth from cavities :)

  3. Eva @ Eva Bakes — October 29, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I’d drink it at work instead of the filtered water I normally have.

  4. p to the a — October 29, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Anywhere from drinking to cooking.

  5. Lindsey W.B. — October 29, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I’ve been talking about Alkaline water with my bf too! I would probably take it to work with me and see if the kids I nanny enjoy it too :)

  6. Lori — October 29, 2012 at 10:17 am

    After giving up a good percentage of (sugary) drinks in order to help with weight loss, water has become my go to drink. Hearing the added benefits has definitely gotten me interested, and I’d use the water as regular drinking water (while working out, and throughout the day), and to see the effects in my cooking as well. :)

  7. Adam — October 29, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I would drink it instead of filtered water

  8. morgan work — October 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

    i would definitely try drinking this during/after workout.

  9. morgan work — October 29, 2012 at 11:24 am

    i also liked this post on facebook. my name is Morgan Work =)

  10. Rachael Peng — October 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I’m going to try using frozen alkaline water in my smoothies: I like them clean and refreshing tasting!

  11. heather c — October 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Since I have GERD, I’ll use it for everything, but most especially post work-out and post chocolate.

  12. heather c — October 29, 2012 at 11:53 pm
  13. heather c — October 29, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I liked your fb post – heather c

  14. Christina C — October 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I think I would like to use the water to make my first official batch of homemade chicken noodle soup for the season. Also, I think the water would be just the thing I need after a hot yoga class!

  15. sarah w — October 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    i’d love to see how different it tastes from tap water. i used to live in san diego but am happy to live in a place where i can drink water straight from the tap again!

  16. sarah w — October 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    i liked your fb post

  17. Elizabeth — October 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I will be making soups and drinking it. I’m very interested in seeing the difference in taste and would love a chance to try.

  18. Elizabeth — October 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I liked it on facebook :)

  19. Eber — November 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Drinking mainly … prob a bit of cooking too.

  20. Debbie Terry — November 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I try my best not to use bottled water. HOwever, I do keep bottled water in my car for when I forget to bring my water bottle for yoga or just for when we get thirsty in the car.

  21. Debbie Terry — November 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm
  22. Debbie Terry — November 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Ilike kirbiecravings on Facebook

  23. Tara T — November 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I started drinking evamor water when my daughter was born. The doctor recommended it to help with milk production. I am a firm believer that it has not only helped my milk production, but my skin is smoother and my digestion is better.

  24. Tiffany — November 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I too have acid reflux and would like a sample! Thanks!

  25. Paulina — November 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    would love to drink some real water to refresh myself from the terrible schoolwork that is college!

  26. Paulina — November 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    also liked your facebook post!

  27. stylefriendly — November 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Drink it!

  28. Jennifer — November 4, 2012 at 5:32 am

    I would love to try this water in everything –drinking to cooking! I have kind of a low rumbly acidy stomach most of the time and my bf suffers from it as well so I really want to see if this water helps! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. nicole — November 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I actually hate water and am always notoriously under-hydrated. I’d love to find a water that I like (or even don’t mind) the taste of to keep me more hydrated!

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