The only thing better than water at slowing down the effects of aging is alkaline water. Alkaline water is water with a pH of 9+. The biggest benefit of alkaline water is its anti-oxidant qualities. When an apple is cut and left for too long it turns brown, this is due to oxidation. When the molecule loses an electron it becomes a free radical which in turn steals an electron from another molecule, forming more free radicals. It’s a vicious cycle that can eventually cause cellular damage. Free radicals are known to be a causal factor in just about every disease including cancer. They’re also a major factor in pre-mature aging. Oxidation is a part of life and occurs every time we breathe and is made worse by factors like pollution, chemicals, junk food, smoking and stress. This is where antioxidants come in; they have extra electrons that can be donated without it becoming unstable. These antioxidants go looking for free radicals and donate the lost electron, thus creating a stable, harmless molecule. In other words drinking alkaline water can slow down the effects of aging and lead to better skin.