Water! It makes up almost 75% of your body and is absolutely necessary for life. You probably know you should drink 8 to 10 glasses of this life-giving liquid per day, but have you given serious thought to the quality of your water? Is all water the same? Is tap water ok?
The reality is that all water is different. Some water is chlorinated, filtered and purified to a point where it is deemed safe for human consumption. Some water is taken from naturally occurring springs where it is filtered by the earth before bubbling to the surface. Some water is treated till it’s safe but then exposed to fertilizer and pesticide ‘run off’, contamination from eroding pipes or possible contaminants from the filling station itself. Chemicals like hydrofluorosilicic acid (which is not the same as naturally occurring calcium fluoride but is instead a toxic waste by-product) are added to our tap water after it has been filtered. All of these factors mean that water we drink is not just water, but rather a morphing fluid that holds the key to life and possibly some things that aren’t all that healthy for us.
For me it is pretty simple. Water is being absorbed by our bodies at an astounding rate and we need to be careful about what types of water we consume because I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want any chemicals or nasties flowing through my bloodstream and into my organs.
Given all the choices out there what do I choose? Well, as I mentioned above, tap water can be healthy and when it leaves the chlorination and filtration process it is safe to drink but I don’t want to consume hydrofluorosilicic acid and I certainly don’t want to drink contamination from all the pipes it takes to get that water from the plant to my tap so I choose spring water whenever I can. I don’t want to drink water that was bottled in a plant if I can help it and I don’t like the idea of discarding plastic bottles 7 or 8 times a day in order to get my quota of healthy drinking water, so I look for spring water that I can obtain in larger quantities. I have done my research and found a company that provides spring water, direct from the source, without any chemical contamination or chemical filtration (there is no need to chlorinate or ozonate this water).
I have visited the spring and actually drank the water as it bubbled out of the earth. I have seen the water tests and can taste the obvious lack of particulates and I feel better every time I drink it. I will refrain from mentioning the name of this spring water as this isn’t an ad. This article is meant to emphasise to each and every reader just how lucky we are to have such amazing water within our grasp and how with very little digging you can find pure, healthy drinking water that will nourish your body in the same way eating an uncontaminated organic apple will.
Next time you go to grab some water at a shop or you are filling a glass from the tap, we encourage you to stop and think about where that water has come from and what it might have been exposed to. Who is producing that water? Have they introduced any other things, bad things, into that water that will now go into your body? All water might have been created equal but all water is no longer the same.
By Ethan Searing