While drinking more water can reduce headaches, help with weight loss, improve skin tone and texture, all water is NOT created equal.
Bottled water, purified/RO water, tap water, spring water, “sparkling” water, distilled water – the choices seem endless at times. But there is a water that has proven superior when it comes to hydration, detoxification and improving over-all health.
The type of water you consume is just as (if not more) important than the kind of food that you eat.
Several years ago, experts started advocating drinking pure water with no contaminants or minerals. Many people stopped drinking tap water because it was known to contain chlorine and other chemicals – even lye. To serve the “pure water” movement, distillation and reverse osmosis filters were marketed and bought right up by people interested in getting the purest water possible.
Now, after additional time and research it has been found that “pure water,” while free from harmful chemicals and other undesirable substances, actually has a negative affect on our bodies. We have found that we need minerals in our water. “Pure water” is actually a bit of a misnomer. When you think of pure water you think of things like natural streams or pristine mountain lakes. This type of pure water is full of minerals from the rocks and soil through which it flows. It is “pure” in the sense that it is free from chemicals or other “man made additives” and pollutants but it is full of minerals which the body needs.
In his book “Reverse Aging,” Sang Whang called “defensive overkill”:
“In an attempt to get ‘pure’ water, some people promote distillers and reverse osmosis (R.O.) filters. While these devices work well, they take everything out of the water. Unfortunately, this “pure” water is not healthy. It’s dead water. If ingested for long periods of time, it can leach out valuable body minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium. One can take mineral supplements to replace them; however, it’s not easy to replace the minerals in our body in the same form that we lost them in.
Are you aware that when most waters go through a distillation or reverse osmosis purification system the “pure water” that has been created through these processes actually tests as “acidic?”
Alkaline ionized water is healthy water, “pure” water in the truest sense.
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