The Lie about Water
Water, the source of life and we all need it to survive. But did you know that purified water is not good for you long term?
If you have been watching Down to Earth with Zac Effron and Darin Olien your mind is going to be blown several times. And its refreshing to see him use his celebrity in a more meaningful way. But when you get to the water episode you might find yourself extremely confused!
You've heard your entire life that water is life, and you need it to survive. Most of us walk around thinking the reason we need it is because it keeps us hydrated. But why is that really?
In nature water runs through the elements picking up minerals from rocks and plant material. Naturally water if full of minerals, antioxidants, electrolytes and important nutrients that your body needs to function.
Here in the United States we filter our water and buy purified water by the cases! We do this because of things like parasites, chlorine, fluoride and dioxins. But drinking purified water on a regular, daily basis is potentially dangerous.
But there is a benefit to drinking purified water in the short term. Studies validate the benefits of drinking purified water when one is seeking to cleanse or detoxify the system for short periods of time (a few weeks at a time). But drinking it everyday can cause sever effects on the body. This happens because there is a rapid loss of electrolytes, and trace minerals. These deficiencies can cause heart beat irregularities and high blood pressure. Even cooking with purified water can pull minerals from food lowering its nutrient value.
Did you know your water might actually be making you acidic? Purified water naturally absorbs carbon dioxide making it acidic. The more you drink, the more acidic your body becomes.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Purified” water, being essentially mineral-free, is very aggressive, in that it tends to dissolve substances with which it is in contact. Notably, carbon dioxide from the air is rapidly absorbed, making the water acidic and even more aggressive. Many metals are dissolved by purified water.
The most toxic commercial beverages that people consume (i.e. cola beverages and other soft drinks) are made from purified water. Studies have consistently shown that heavy consumers of soft drinks (with or without sugar) spill huge amounts of calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals into the urine. The more mineral loss, the greater the risk for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and a long list of degenerative diseases generally associated with premature aging.
Drinking purified water exclusively, will deplete you of multiple mineral deficiencies. Supplementing your purified water with trace minerals are not as deficient but still aren't adequately nourished in minerals.
The ideal water for the human body should be slightly alkaline and this requires the presence of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Purified water tends to be acidic and can only be recommended as a way of drawing poisons out of the body.
You can filter your water through a charcoal filter to give you slight alkaline water. Ozonation of this charcoal filtered water is ideal for daily drinking. Longevity is associated with the regular consumption of hard water (high in minerals). An Ionized Water system is the best possible drinking water.
So next time you are at the store, remember to steer clear of water that says "purified" or "distilled".