Water is an essential component of all living matter and the largest single component of our bodies. Water is the one substance (other than oxygen) that we must absolutely have if we are to survive.
Water is necessary for your body to digest and absorb vitamins and nutrients. It also detoxifies the liver and kidneys, and carries away waste from the body. When it comes to digestion, it just doesn’t happen without water. Fibre alone cannot aid proper digestion, in fact without water as its partner, good fiber goes bad, causing constipation and extreme discomfort.
If you are dehydrated your blood is literally thicker and your body has to work much harder to circulate it. As a result the brain becomes less active making it more difficult to concentrate and fatigue sets in.
When water is truly pure and free of contaminants it is a ‘Wonder Drug”. When it is free of chemicals, additives or anything unnatural, one litre for every 22kg of your body mass will:
- Improve your energy
- Increase your mental and physical performance
- Remove toxins & waste products from your body - Help keep your skin healthy and glowing
- Reduce headaches and dizziness
- Allow for proper digestion
- Reduce the stress placed on the body to maintain a healthy pH range.
Drinking 500ml of water before going to bed reduces your chances of heart attack or stroke by 74%. Drinking Water is also good for Weight Loss.
Water is especially important for pregnant women and nursing mothers.
For athletes, drinking water reduces cardiovascular stress and improves performance. It also helps to reduces body temperature and makes exercise safer.
Even mild dehydration makes you more susceptible to viruses. When your body is properly hydrated, drainage from allergies and colds does not stick and collect in your throat and lungs.
The water we drink should help slow the process of acid build up by removing it and not by adding to it. Therefore, it is important to choose only pure water with an alkaline pH.
What is the problem with tap water?
Most of us drink tap water. As Australian tap water makes its way through the catchment and distribution system, it meets many contaminants: livestock waste, fertilisers, pesticides and chemical run-off from the agriculture industry, heavy metals from mining, and the waste from our own cities. Chlorine, heavy metals, pesticides - even residues of the drugs we take, they all end up in our drinking water.
Fortunately the tap water is ‘purified’ before it is finally sent to your tap, but is this really good enough? If you consider the thousands of chemicals that are polluting our environment, a chemical cocktail of over 300 chemicals can be found in food and water.
Take action and research all types of filtration systems. Speak to people who really know water and health - not just people in the business of selling filters.
Please visit Alkaline World for more information on healthy water options.