- prevents constipation (regulates bowel movements)
- prevents dehydration (in case of diarrhea)
- prevents the formation of kidney stones (which occur often in people with digestive problems)
- flushes toxins (if you don’t drink enough, these toxins – chemicals, additives, and wastes – get stored in your organs and tissues, leading to disease and premature aging)
So What Kind of Water Should I Drink?
Tap Water is Worse.
Tap water is a big health threat, often playing host to chlorine, fluoride, and other contaminants. In various cases, tap water has also tested positive for Salmonella, Cryptosporidia, and even methane! Check out this flammable tap water:
Another surprising fact: a “vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans” (article here).
The Ultimate Solution – Filter it Yourself.
I asked my friendly local plumber to install a reverse osmosis filter system under my kitchen sink. Now, drinking clean water is very convenient. In the long run, filtration systems are cheaper, healthier, and less wasteful than buying water bottles. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a very thorough water filter comparison table.
Bring a steel-lined bottle full of filtered water. Steel is the best choice, because the alternatives are not great: plastic leaches chemicals, aluminum is linked to Alzheimer’s, and glass is too breakable.
Your body is over 50% water, so keep it hydrated with the purest water you can get. Clean water is one of the simple pleasures in life, and it will pay off in the long haul. Happy hydrating!