The 3 Best Sources of Drinking Water
WATER IS LIFE
- The Human Body Is About 99% Water When It Is Conceived.
- The Human Body Is About 75% Water When It Is A Newborn Baby.
- The Human Body Is About 50% Water When It Is Old And Has Wrinkled Skin.
- The Human Body Is About 00% Water When It Is Dead And Just A Dried Up Skeleton.
"As we age our bodies slowly dehydrate." or "As we dehydrate our bodies slowly age."
It's like putting grapes in a dehydrator, the more water you remove from them, the more wrinkled and shriveled up they become, so in order to keep your body youthful and vibrant, it is essential to keep it properly hydrated.
Out of all of the nutrients that we need in our diets, water is the one that we need the most of. Therefore, making an effort to replace other drinks (like coffee, soda, and energy drinks) with water is a great first step in improving your diet.
If you feel thirsty, it means that your body needs water, so please start making water your beverage of choice, and start enjoying the feeling of better hydration.
HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD YOU DRINK IN A DAY?
Water needs can vary greatly from person to person (diet, activity levels, and even the weather can all have a major impact on our hydration and water requirements) so there is no universal amount of water that everyone on the planet should be drinking each day.
However, doing the following 6 things will help to ensure that you are getting enough water...
1. Drink a glass of water first thing each morning before you eat or drink anything else.
2. Eat a diet that includes a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. (They are mostly made of water.)
3. Whenever you go somewhere, bring a water bottle with you.
4. Never ignore thirst, and ideally drink enough water that you never experience thirst in the first place.
5. Drink enough water that you are urinating at least 10 times a day.
6. Drink enough water that your urine is almost as clear as water.
THE 3 BEST SOURCES OF WATER
WATER RICH FOODS
The best way to add more water to your diet is to simply eat foods that have a lot of water in them. (Like fruits and vegetables, which on average are about 90% water.)
If you put an apple, a pear, or an orange in a juice machine, you will get juice, but if you put 1,000,000 "Oreo Cookies" in a juice machine, you won't get a single drop!
Water is also required to digest the food that we eat, which is why if you eat something dry like a slice of bread (which kind of looks like a sponge) it will act like a sponge as well, by soaking up and absorbing water in your body just so that it can be processed, and by causing you to feel really thirsty so that you will consume more water
If you want to stay hydrated, eat foods that are hydrating, and avoid dehydrated foods, because you are what you eat, and dehydrated foods will dehydrate you.
Also keep in mind that plants are some of the best "water filters" on the planet.
For example, when an apple tree absorbs water from underground, that water has to travel through the roots, then all the way up the trunk, and then across the branches in order to get to the apples, and along that journey it gets filtered organically through countless cells.
When it rains, some of the rain will end up in creeks, lakes, ponds, rivers, and oceans, and will become "surface water", while some of the rain will sink into the ground and become "ground water".
As "ground water" slowly sinks downward into the Earth, it gets filtered organically as it passes through countless layers of dirt, sand, and rock, until it eventually finds its way into underground aquifers. And as these aquifers fill up, the water slowly rises back up to the surface, and then flows out of the ground as "spring water".
Almost all of the problems with water today are the result of pollution that has been going on since the "Industrial Revolution". But the water that comes out of a spring can be thousands of years old, and can also be some of the purest drinking water you can find in nature.
Springs that are located in public areas (such as parks) are usually tested for water quality on a regular basis, and you can also do your own independent testing these days thanks to all the testing kits that you can now buy on-line. So if you live near a spring that is free of contaminants, and that is free of cost, I strongly recommend that you gather up some glass bottles and start using "spring water" as your main source of drinking water.
Although there are hundreds of different water filters on the market, the majority of them will not be able to remove the microscopic (and most harmful) contaminants that can be found in water. So the only home water filter that I recommend using is a "water distiller", because it is the only filter that is powerful enough to remove EVERYTHING from water that shouldn't be there.
A water distiller purifies water the same way that nature does...
- If you spill a can of soda on the sidewalk on a hot and sunny day, the water in the soda will evaporate and rise up to the sky, and then it will fall back down as rain drops. And all of the other ingredients that were in the soda (the sugar, the preservatives, the food colorings, etc) will remain on the sidewalk, and will not become rain.
- If you put water in a distiller, it will slowly heat the water until it turns into steam, then the steam will rise up into a cooling chamber above where it will be collected, cooled, and condensed back into liquid water, and then it will slowly drip (or "rain") into a separate container. And all of the other things that was in the water (dirt, chemicals, bacteria, etc) will be left behind in the distiller.)
Distilled water is the cleanest water you can drink (it's pure oxygen and hydrogen) and even rainwater isn't this clean in most places, due to the fact that there is so much pollution in the air from automobiles and factories, that as rain falls from the sky to the ground, it will absorb some of this airborne pollution on the way down.
Although a water distiller can be expensive, if you are currently buying bottled water at the store, it can actually save you a lot of money in the long run to get one. (A 16 oz bottle of water typically costs more than a 16 oz bottle of "Coke" or "Pepsi", and once you have paid for the distiller, you will merely have to pay the cost of electricity to run it, which will be pennies per gallon.)
Also try to keep your distilled water in glass bottles, because one of the reasons that I don't recommend buying water at the grocery store (including distilled water) is because it is typically sold in plastic bottles, and if you've ever had the experience of drinking bottled water that tasted like plastic, it was because plastic particles from the bottle leeched into the water, and you were drinking plastic.
As far as what brand of distiller to get, because there are so many out there, and because I certainly haven't tried every one of them, I am simply going to recommend that you go on-line and search for a home water distiller that has the best overall reviews.
After using your distiller for the first time, open it up and look at all of the junk that got removed from the original water. (If you use tap water, you will be shocked when you see just how filthy tap water really is, and you will never want to go back to drinking it again.)
Below are some pictures of what my home water distiller removed from my local tap water...
Whenever I distill tap water there will usually be a bunch of gray residues that gets filtered out of it, and although I'm not quite sure what all of this gray matter is, I highly doubt that consuming it is going to be good for our gray matter.
Our bodies are mostly water, so if you want to improve your health, wouldn't it be wise to consume the best water that you can?