Thursday, November 27, 2008

Water for Health

Which one is best...Spring, Purified, Distilled, Alkaline.
Everybody is talking about Kangen / Alkaline water...
I remember when Distilled water was all the rage.
Everybody was buying Distillers, but why?
What is the difference?
Spring water is so popular, they serve it in most every restaurant. It is a huge business.
I was recently at a trade show and the city was promoting tap water. It is already filtered, right? So why are we buying bottled water?
Basically, we think we are getting better water, with better benefits right???
How do you decide which water to drink?
Here is a the low down...
Spring water, comes from springs and has minerals and bacteria from the area to benefit immunity etc. right?
yes, however the minerals are found to be too large to actually absorb and get any real benefit. Bacteria, might be good now and then, but at the cost of plastic that leaches into the bottle when light is present, not so good.
Distilled water has nothing in it, right?
Distilled is most like the process of rain water, only thing is, as the water vaporizes, so do the pesticides and other chemicals. Because it vaporizes, it leaves the minerals behind also.
Purified? What is that?
Purified or Reverse Osmosis is called "clean water"
It passes through several filters generally, cleans out chlorine with charcoal filters, and debris, bacteria and other critters that might come across like tiny eggs of microscopic things that are not processed out in the city filtering. This also can leach minerals from your body because it offers none when it is filtered. It is middle of the road as far as acid alkaline so basically, it is just water, unless something comes through the filters or filters are not cleaned regularily
And what is all this about alkaline???
Your "higher end" Purifiers often have choices of Purified, Alkaline or Acid water and generally will filter more liters of water than a lesser purifier.
Alkaline water from a Kangen systems and other systems like Jupiter, Tyent, KYK Genesis, Life etc. has shown to help clean the intestines, which allows the intestines to absorb nutrients and nourish the body, leading to healing and sometimes reversal of health issues. I would say it might be something to do for a month or so, then go back to something like purified or distilled.

I personally prefer purified from a high-end home purifier (not from bottles), it tastes clean, is neutral and my main goal is to avoid any chemicals with my water. I get a variety of good vegetables and fruits (intestinal fiber, phytonutrients, antioxidants and all the rest that comes with natural food), seeds and mineral supplements when needed, so I am not so worried about getting enough minerals.
On occasion, I do a month of Alkaline water, just to clean up anything that might be clogging up the walls of the intestines for good measure. When traveling, I have a glass bottle I carry my water in. If taking a trip, I have a 3 gallon, hard polycarbonate container that I keep in the trunk and can usually be refilled at grocery stores with reverse osmosis machines.
Which water do you like??
Best of Luck deciding which one fits your lifestyle, then drink about 1/2 your weight in ounces every day!
Be sure to consult your physician if you have health issues.

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