You’re thirsty after working in the sun on a hot Saturday
afternoon. You head to the kitchen and pour yourself a cool
glass of water and gulp it back greedily. The immediate
effect is to cool you down, quench your thirst, and re-
hydrate your body.
But did you give any thought to what it’s doing to your
body? It’s true that doctors suggest we drink 8 glasses of
water a day, but if you don’t drink the right kind of water,
it can have a harmful effect on you!
Wait a minute, you say: “The right kind of water???” How
many kinds of water are there?
The answer is: several! Water is not just a colorless liquid
that quenches our parched tongues. Water is a necessary part
of life and not just for keeping us hydrated. Most people
don’t know that water contains other properties that allow
you to live a healthy life:
1. Your water is supposed to deliver essential
nutrients and minerals needed to live. For example, calcium,
magnesium, potassium and trace elements — which doctors
recommend we take in — can be found in some drinking
waters, but not all. Are you spending an arm and a leg on
supplements to ensure you’re getting these minerals when
instead you can get them simply and cheaply by drinking the
right kind of water?
2. Your water should help balance out the acidic state
of your body. Simply put, our bodies’ tissues produce waste
that is acid in nature. When these acid wastes accumulate —
because of pollutants, modern diet and stress — our tissues
slowly deteriorate. Chronic diseases such as cancer,
arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis are associated with
this acid condition. Water should help balance out our
acidic state by being alkaline.
3. Like a natural stream, your water should have
antioxidant properties. Oxidization hastens cell breakdown,
while foods with antioxidant properties prevent it. You
don’t need anyone to tell you that you want a body that
generates cells, not destroys them!
4. Your water should be free of contaminants. Many
people are shocked to learn that there can be over 2000
contaminants in an ordinary glass of tap water.
So aside from quenching your thirst, water should also be
full of minerals, be alkaline, and be antioxidant. But did
you know that most water is exactly the opposite? And did
you know that waters from many water purifier systems fail
these basic requirements?
It’s true. People buy water purification systems thinking
that they will successfully filter out the “bad stuff” and
keep the “good stuff” in water. Unfortunately, many systems,
even the expensive ones, either do an inadequate job of
filtering out the “bad stuff” or they filter out everything
— both good and bad. In fact, there are filtration systems
for which people pay top dollar, that doctors recommend you
don’t drink from on a long term basis — because they can
make your body even more acidic!
But before you completely swear off water, know this:
it’s not all bad news. There are excellent purification
systems that do a good job of creating healthy, alkaline
water with as much antioxidant property as a glass of orange
Protect the health of your family. Before believing the
advertising claims of any system, and before spending a
fortune on bottled water, really compare the choices in home
purification systems. Find out:
1. How do the health benefits of each system compare? (contamination, acidity, antioxidant, minerals)
2. What’s the taste like? If you don’t love the taste, you won’t drink enough water.
3. How much will it cost me?
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