They say you can live for three weeks without food, but only three days without water. Water is an essential element in life, and drinking enough clean and healthy water every day should be a priority.
Our bodies are made up of 70% water, and as we go about our day, we use up that water. That is why it is not only important to stay hydrated, but to consume water rich in minerals to keep your body working at its best.
Nutrients in Water
Most people assume that water is just water. They know it is essential that they drink it, but they aren’t really aware of the nutritional value it has. Besides needing water for the regeneration of cells in the body, here are some other nutrients we get from water:
- Calcium – important in bone health and possibly cardiovascular health
- Magnesium – important in bone and cardiovascular health
- Sodium – an important extracellular electrolyte, lost under conditions of excess sweat
- Copper – important in antioxidant function, iron utilization and cardiovascular health
- Selenium – important in general antioxidant function and in the immune system
- Potassium – important for a variety of biochemical effects (but it is usually not found in natural drinking waters at significant levels)
Hard vs. Soft Water
Water can be placed into two categories: hard and soft water. Hard water is water that is rich in minerals, like calcium and magnesium; whereas soft water has a low mineral content. Hard water is generally used for internal consumption, and soft water, with which soap reacts really well, is perfect for external use.
Consumption of moderately hard water containing typical amounts of calcium and magnesium may provide an important incremental percentage of the daily dietary requirement. Inadequate total dietary intakes of calcium and magnesium are common worldwide, therefore, an incremental contribution from drinking water can be an important supplement to approach more ideal total daily intakes.
The Problem With Tap Water
The water that flows from your tap has been through a purification process, in which it has stripped of all the nutrients. Not only that, but harmful chemicals like chlorine and sodium fluoride may have been added to it with the purpose of purifying it and making it safe to drink. These treatments are put in place to avoid making people acutely sick. That may be working in the short term, but what are the long term effects of ingesting these toxic chemicals?
So if our water has been stripped of the bad stuff, it is logical to say that it has been stripped of the good stuff too. That is why it is so important to invest in a water filtration system that will not only clean your water, but also re-mineralize it, like Santevia Alkaline and Mineralized Water products.
Santevia products provide clean, healthy, mineralized and alkaline water at cost effective prices. With a variety of products suited to your lifestyle, it is the best decision you can make for the health of your family. Visit our online store and order today.
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This post was written by Naomi Schreuder