Note: this post has been updated in September 2020.
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Water is one of the six Essential Nutrients that are necessary for energy and materials for life building processes in the human body. Thus the term essential nutrients.
Water is essential to health. Water regulates a number of body processes. Water regulates body temperature, helps in transporting oxygen and nutrients to the cells, eliminates waste product and toxins. If the human body has less than 50 percent water, you will suffer from dehydration which can be very serious. The daily requirement of water for one individual differs depending upon various factors but in average one should drink around 6 glasses of water per day.
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I am sure that you are interested in good healthy safe essential water for you and your family. We all need to be very careful as to what we eat and drink and most likely this concern will increase over time. If you are interested in “Healthy Water” and are concerned that you are not drinking SAFE water this information should get your attention. I know it certainly got my attention!
Problems with Commonly Used Waters for Drinking
Tap water is a healthier option than soft drinks. But according to the Environmental Working Group, there have been 315 pollutants found in America's tap water since 2004, and over half of these pollutants are completely unregulated and can legally exist in any amount.
At the current levels of contamination, the public is starting to question the quality of tap water and wonders if it is safe enough to drink. Based on these facts, Since 2010, water utilities' testing has found pollutants in Americans' tap water, according to an EWG drinking water quality analysis of 30 million state water records. See how your water utility confirms to these standards. It is easy and it is free to check. Reference - EWG Also view the video on Exposed: The Truth About Your Water!
Bottled water is not necessarily healthier than tap water and yet it costs much more! Although associated with healthy water, bottled water is not guaranteed to be any healthier than tap water. Often the only difference is the added minerals which have no proven health benefits.
A four-year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that 1/3 of the bottled water tested contains levels of contamination which exceed allowable limits. Bottled water can also be slightly acidic, which may affect your body's pH balance. Finally, the environmental impact caused by the production and disposal of plastic bottles is harmful to our ecosystem. Reference - NRDC | Safe Drinking Water
Reverse osmosis water
Reverse Osmosis is a filtering process which may be effective in areas that do not receive municipally treated water and is commonly used in bottled water facilities.
The problem with this process is that dangerous chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, and chlorine are molecularly smaller than water and can pass freely through the filter. Reverse osmosis removes healthy, naturally occurring water minerals. These minerals not only provide good taste, but they also serve a vital function in the body's system. When stripped of these minerals, water can be unhealthy. Also, 2-3 gallons of water are wasted for every gallon of purified water produced.
Take action to drink safe water
An excellent video on Exposed: The Truth About Your Water! might get you thinking that the water we drink may not be as safe as you think!
Kangen Water is delicious water created from Enagic's innovative water technology. Not only do these devices filter your tap water, but they also produce ionized alkaline and acidic waters through electrolysis. These waters can be used for various purposes, including drinking, cooking, beauty, and cleaning. Exposed: The Truth About Your Water!
A well written article by the Food Revolution Network team called Learn the truth about drinking water: why we need it, why your water may be unsafe, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family is an excellent resource. After reading the article you may doubt the safety of the water, we drink from the city water sources.
There are other beverages that we can drink that are healthy. The Food Revolution Network has made a list of beverages based on research The 5 Healthiest Beverages You Should Be Drinking Now
Also, you can get some of your daily water requirement of water through foods like fruits, vegetables, and beverages such as juice. But the best is just water.
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What do you think? Are you concerned about the water you and your family drink? If you are using one of the filtration type systems, what do you think about its effectiveness?
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