“Water, water every where, nor any drop to drink!”
This famous line alluded to being at sea and thirsty but surrounded by undrinkable water. Water is indeed everywhere. It is one of nature’s most abundant resources. Our bodies are made up of about 70 percent water and at infancy about 80 percent water. In fact, water can rightly be called a “super food” since it is the one substance no human can go without. Drinking water is essential to our survival yet the purity and cleanliness of the water we drink is extremely important for gaining and maintaining optimum health.
A few of the many key benefits of drinking pure water are:
- Facilitates detoxification by removing waste and toxins
- Encourages healthy bowel functions and urination
- Supports a healthy metabolism and assists in weight control
- Helps the brain and spinal cord effectively relay messages to the rest of the body
- Encourages healthy skin with high moisture levels
- Counteracts premature aging
- Provides key minerals that support every function within the body, from immunity to basic organ function
Water Purity – Why it Matters
Water is a wonderful and necessary ingredient for life yet it can have adverse effects on your health if it’s not clean. Pure drinking water is more readily absorbed by the body, which creates less work for the cleansing organs such as the liver and kidneys, and pure drinking water is also better tasting, making it more pleasant to drink on a daily basis.
Types of Water
If you follow a healthy/raw foods diet, you probably are already spending time and resources to get the foods and products possible. This same attention should be given to the type of water that you drink.
There are lots of varieties of water on the market but here’s a small list of healthy and available water sources.
- Wild Spring Water – comes from a natural underground source of constantly flowing water rather than more stagnant sources. Wild spring water is unfiltered and brought to you directly. With nothing added or taken away, it is considered the ultimate health beverage.
- Mineral Water – Mineral water contains a specific amount of naturally occurring minerals at the source from which is then bottled and brought to you. Minerals are not added to the water but rather are naturally occurring in the water itself.
- Purified Water – Though the source can vary, purified water has been through a cleansing process to remove bacteria and other impurities. This is the most common type of bottled water available.
So How Much Water Do We Really Need?
You have probably been given the advice to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, consisting of roughly 8 ounces per glass. While this is an adequate amount for many adults, the amount of water that’s needed for optimum health can vary greatly from person to person. Depending on your activity levels, outside temperature and other environmental and internal factors, it may be necessary for you to drink a lot more than that.
If you’re trying to improve your health, drinking 8 to 10 glasses of pure water per day is a great place to start. If there’s one simple, cost-effective and easy step anyone can take to improve their overall health and outward appearance, it’s drinking lots of pure clean water each and every day. You’ll notice the effects immediately as your immune system functions improve, your weight becomes more manageable and you start to experience more glowing and moist skin. There have been accounts of individuals looking 10 years younger just by adding 2 – 3 quarts of pure water daily to their diet. So drink up and enjoy all the benefits of nature’s most amazing superfood, pure clean and refreshing water!