The accepted advice for drinking any water, be that tap water or Kangen water is to drink 8 glasses of water each day, thatís 2 or 3 litres of water each day, it sounds like a lot and indeed if your not used to drinking water each day it is a lot of water, but start small by drinking 3 or 4 glasses of water each day and working up to 8 glasses of water a day over the course of a month.
A quick tip for finding out how much water you should be drinking depending on your weight is to take your weight in stone and divide by two, so if you weigh 12 stone then drink 6 glasses of water which works out about right and makes sure that larger people drink more water to account for the increased body size and to remain hydrated.
Kangen water is alkaline water made with a Kangen water machine manufactured and sold by Enagic a Japanese company, the Kangen machine is licensed as a medical device by the Japanese government and even used in several Japanese hospitals and clinics, Kangen is a brand name belonging to Enagic, there are other machines that make alkaline water, these machines are called water ionisers but only Enagic can call their alkaline water Kangen water.
You can use alkaline water for drinking and cooking, with ionised water tasting fresh you can use less seasoning in your cooking if you use the alkaline water in cooking and for cleaning fruits and vegetables.
Kangen machines are quite big so your need a bit of counter space in your kitchen, you can permanently plumb the Kangen machine into the water supply or attach a hosepipe connector to your kitchen tap, there are smaller and much cheaper water ionisers available, the Kangen machine is by far the most expensive and possibly the largest too.
Kangen water is filtered and ionised, but itís still tap water and the filters will not remove metals or salts from the water, however there are some studies that say ionising water reduces fluoride and chlorine levels in the water, but there is no special filter included that specifically removes fluoride or chlorine from the tap water.
You can replace all your water drinking with alkaline water, thatís 102 ounces of water per day (just under 3 litres) for men and 74 ounces for women (just over 2 litres), the reason that the recommended water intake for men and women is different is that its assumed men are larger than women, not always the case obviously and tatís why just dividing your weight in stone by two and drinking that many glasses of water works quite well for telling you how much water to drink each day.
Drink alkaline water that is approximately 8.5 pH, this water might be from a Kangen machine or from another brand of water ioniser but either way few people drink the amount of water they should be drinking each day, with ionised water tasting fresh and well not boring itís easier to drink more ionised water (alkaline water) than tap water.
Kangen water, well actually all ionised water is oxygen rich water (which is why it tastes so fresh) with large alkaline ions in the water due to the electrolysis process which makes the water alkaline, you can drink as much as you like of alkaline water, however babies powered milk that you mix with water should be mixed with tap water as per the manufacturers recommendations and not alkaline water, you can decide for yourself water you like the taste of alkaline water and if you think itís doing you any good, babies cannot.
Itís often discussed that alkaline water should not be drunk all the time because pure alkaline water does not contain any salts of minerals as they are filtered out, well in the case of a Kangen machine or water ioniser, tap water contains salts and minerals and these are not filtered out by the Kangen or other water ionisers and so drinking nothing but alkaline water will not remove these essential salts and minerals from your diet.
A continuous production alkaline water machine like the Kangen is not limited to producing only a small amount of alkaline water, so you can drink as much water as you like and not need to store the water as you can make it fresh just as you need it.