According to the United Nations, the U.S. is currently ranked #37 for longevity - right below Cuba. Japan tops the list at #1. (1)
While undoubtedly there are many factors contributing to this statistic, what we do know is that the Japanese tend to focus more on prevention; hence, the average Japanese citizen manages to spend only about 1/3 as much on health care as the average American, yet lives 5-7 years longer. (2)
Perhaps one of their secrets is something ridiculously simple and yet so important...the water that they drink. Approximately 1 in 5 households has a Water Ionizer machine in Japan.
How does it make sense that Alkaline Water is supposedly bad for the health and causes heart problems and serious digestive issues as well as being an oxidant as you mentioned b4 yet 1/5 households in Japan has one of these machines and their country is rated #1 for health..