by Sri Regine Lherisson-Bey
Water is vital to health. In the summertime, it is a necessity to keep the body properly hydrated.
The quality of the water we drink is a condition for good health. For adequate hydration, drinking water must be pure, or highly purified.
Most of our waterbeds are contaminated with environmental toxins, plastics, pharmaceutical by-products, and all sorts of contaminants. Bottled water, because it is not subjected to industry regulations is not necessarily a better choice for water consumption than tap water.
In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught on fire due to excessive man-made pollution from hazardous chemicals dumped into it. This caused new regulations to be passed in order to curb excessive water pollution. Nowadays, our waters are polluted in ways that are hazardous to human and animal health. This knowledge has motivated the bottled water industry to offer solutions in the form of packaged water. Now that just about everyone is buying stacks of bottled water, we are facing environmental pollution.
People not knowing that plastic bottles litter the environment and take at least one thousand years to bio-degrade. Countless people are also not aware that bottled water has a hazardous side to it since phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA), chemicals found in the plastic, leach into the water and cause harmful side effects known as hormonal imbalances and degenerative diseases such as cancer.
Water and the Chemicals that Affect It
Purifying water filter can serve to detoxify the tap and remove contaminants as well as turbidity.
Filtering tap water with a high quality filter before drinking it prevents the accumulation of phthalates and Bisphenol-A in the body. A filter can also put an end to the slavery of buying and carrying stacks of water bottles, a particularly hard task if one has back pain. It also prevents environmental littering. Tests have shown that regardless of the brand, most bottled water is no better than tap. Bottled water acidifies the blood, whereas filtered water is more likely to promote a neutral to slightly alkaline pH that is essential to health. An acidic body leads to disease and death. Water accounts for an average of 60% of the body’s weight. Since we are what we drink, it is of utmost importance to introduce only the highest quality of water into our system. That is especially valid if we want to have quality health. The US Geological Survey’s Water Science School has posted the following data on its website.
Water is of major importance to all living things; in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human body is water, the brain is composed of 70% water, and the lungs are nearly 90% water. Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water by weight, as is the brain; body fat contains
10% water and bone has 22% water. About 83% of our blood is water, which helps digest our food, transport waste, and control body temperature. Each day humans must replace 2.4 liters of water, some through drinking and the rest taken by the body from the foods eaten.
According to Dr. Jeffrey Utz, Neuroscience pediatrics, Allegheny University, different people have different percentages of their bodies made up of water. Babies have the most, being born at about 78%. By one year of age, that amount drops to about 65%. In adult men, about 60% of their bodies are water.
Sources of quality water purification systems:
- http://www.multipure.com 1-800-629-9206 – Distributorship #426453