May 12, 2016
We all know that drinking enough water is extremely important to our health, but can the type of water we're drinking be doing more harm than good?
The type of water is important too, here are a few tips for drinking water:
Don’t drink bottled water, as it too can be full of contaminants. In an independent test performed by the Environmental Working Group they discovered 38 low-level contaminants in bottled water, each brand containing 10. These include disinfectant byproducts (DBPs), caffeine, Tylenol, nitrate (fertilizer), industrial chemicals, arsenic, fluoride and bacteria. In fact one of my clients was having issues with her water and we discovered arsenic in it that was at a level she was sensitive to. Another concern is exposure to BPA, which can mimic hormones in your body.
The bottle itself can be a problem, it is okay to drink from a glass bottle but plastic bottles are full of chemicals that harm your health. BPA and phthalates mimic hormones in your body, especially whilst pregnant, this can lead to chromosomal errors in the developing fetus, causing spontaneous miscarriages and genetic damage. Exposure of only 0.23 parts per billion of BPA can disrupt the effect of estrogen in your baby’s developing brain.
Be concerned about drinking:
The problem with distilled water is it’s an active absorber, this means that when it is in contact with air it becomes acidic as it absorbs the carbon dioxide from the air. Distilled water is free from any minerals or other particles, therefore it has the ability to absorb toxic substances from your body and eliminate them. You may be thinking this is a good thing but even though it may be good for short-term detoxification it can actually cause you to have mineral deficiencies and an acidic state. This can also cause you to rapidly lose electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride) and trace minerals, which in turn causes cardiac irregularities, high blood pressure, and cognitive/emotional disturbances. Distilling actually worsens the toxic substances in your water because they vaporise at a lower temperature than water, such as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s and trihalomethanes (THM’s) will be boiled and condensed.
The best choices for water are:
Use a stainless steel water bottle to hold your water, you can get that here.
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