"Water is all the same!" You sure have heard someone say that. Or that, "Perfect water is tasteless, odorless, and colorless." These two statements could not be more wrong. Today I will teach you that there are several types of water, but only one is perfect.
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The different types of water
For this article, I will use four types of water: bottled (from small bottles to 5-gallon water dispensers ), tap, filtered, and ionized alkaline water.
Looking at the image above is impossible to tell the difference between these glasses of water. However, even though they look the same, they are entirely different. Different from taste to the chemical-molecular structure.
But let's go from the beginning.
Pros - economical and practical
Cons - Contains harmful chemicals like heavy metals and chlorine.
The most common water of the four types is tap, which is 90% of the population, the pretreated water in treatment plants.
In recent years the quality of the pretreatment that water receives to reach our homes has evolved a lot.
However, what is used to kill bacteria is unfortunately also harmful to us. I know the importance of chlorine in ensuring that the water available to us is considered "safe"; without it, it would be virtually impossible to take tap water. But the correct thing would be to remove the chlorine before we use the water, whether for drinking, hygiene, or bathing.
Chlorine and heavy metals are responsible for skin, respiratory, digestive diseases and increase several other ailments such as hormonal problems and cellular malformation. These chemicals also make water heavier and less moisturizing.
Moreover, ordinary water does not have significant amounts of minerals and other beneficial elements.
So as much as it arrives drinkable for us, it is by no means the ideal solution for you to consume daily.
Pros - More Beneficial Elements
Cons - Contamination by plastic, pollution, acidity.
One of the main features of perfect water is its alkaline pH, and this is very hard to find in bottled water. You can check it, take the first bottle of water you have in hand and check its pH, I can bet it is below 7, that is, it is acidic.
Understand the difference between acid and alkaline water by reading this full article.
Without alkalinity, water is a tool for disease and not for health/cure. Most diseases spread in acidic environments, drinking alkaline water benefits our immune system by avoiding infections ranging from simple flu to degenerative diseases like Parkinson's.
Another problem that can be even more serious than acidity is the contamination of water through plastic. Plastic beverage packaging has a chemical compound called Bisphenol A (BPA), which is so dangerous that it is banned in many countries around the world (in America, unfortunately, it is only prohibited in baby and small child containers such as baby bottles).
BPA has a structure similar to the female xenoestrogen hormone, so the body can get confused and fail to distinguish between what is BPA. The issue of your body not knowing which is the natural estrogen and BPA leads to hormonal dysregulation that makes you gain weight, have mood swings, and decreased libido.
As if all these problems were not enough, there is still the pollution that plastic bottles cause. If you use water bottles, all the previous issues are present with a negative additional, the lack of practical logistics. Over 22 billion plastic bottles are dumped into the ocean every year, according to the Container Recycling Institute.
That said, do you still think bottled water is perfect for you?
Common filters are a great way to reduce the problems caused by heavy metals, chlorines, and some bacteria. However, some do not meet the standards required to purify water completely.
Pros - An additional tap water treatment
Cons - Acidity, low efficiency in water treatment, does not enrich the water with beneficial elements. More powerful filters, such as reverse osmosis filters, do not suffer from this problem, they remove everything from the water, and this is also a problem.
By making such a robust filtering process, these devices remove all the elements present in the water, the bad and the good too, leaving dead water, no minerals, no antioxidants, nothing but hydrogen and oxygen, and this is extremely harmful to the health.
During the day, we lose a lot of elements in the urine and sweat, we always need to replenish, and the best way to recharge is through the water. If your water has absolutely nothing, it is dead water, and you may have severe problems like hyponatremia, which is a critically low level of sodium in the body.
An ideal filter removes all the bad in the incoming water, but in addition to keeping the good in, it enriches it with other ingredients. A perfect filter only produces perfect water, and that's what we'll talk about next.
Ionized alkaline water
Pros - Simply the world's best antioxidant, mineral-rich, lightweight, pure, alkaline, and ionized water for the long term.
Mineral Wealth: Ionized alkaline water has high doses of life-critical alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which is so importantly known as the mineral of life.
Antioxidation: It has reduced ORP (Oxidative Reduction Potential), which is the indicator of slowing the ageing process and fights degenerative diseases.
Purity: It is perfect because it is free of any contaminants, bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and chlorine. It just keeps what is good for us.
Alkalizing Power: This item is worth a little more detailed explanation. Much more than being alkaline, water must have alkalizing power. This power is measured through PRAL.
PRAL is an acronym for Potential renal acid load. Remer and Manz described PRAL in 1995. Both were able for the first time to calculate the acid or alkaline charge of food by comparing its consumption with urinary pH measurement.
The kidneys have a limited ability to eliminate acids through the urine, and with more processed foods, as well as excess sulfur protein intake, it has made our diet more acidic. This is considered a positive PRAL or bad PRAL, and this eventually leads to diseases. while negative PRAL or good PRAL alkaline diets protect us. PRAL is then a metric used to determine if the diet has an acidifying or alkalizing power.
Lightness: Alkaline water has a unique feature, while ordinary waters have H2O molecules that cluster in groups of 12 to 35 particles, which makes the water "heavier." Already ionized alkaline groups its molecules in groups of 6. This makes it lighter and moisturizing because it reaches cells at a cellular level where ordinary water never reaches.
Clicking here gives you a more detailed look at all the features of perfect water.
The fantastic thing about ionized alkaline water is that, until recently, it was only found in a few places in the world. Some of these places includes Sardinia, Italy, Okinawa, Japan, and the Hunza Valley in Pakistan (a place recognized worldwide as having the most extended life-expectancy).
They are much healthier and more disposable, with many individuals reaching 120 and living an active life thanks to the diet and water they drink, but that has changed. Today, anyone can have access to the perfect water, no matter what city they live in, just by having the proper ionizer filter.
These appliances turn ordinary water into perfect water quickly and conveniently. It is as if you can directly tap into these remote and preserved locations from your home: no BPA contamination, no need to carry gallons of water or pellets, effortlessly and cost-effectively.
"Water is not simply an odorless and tasteless liquid; it is a factor that directly influences food preparation. Just like ready food is the set of characteristics of everything that was used in the preparation. It is best to use ionized alkaline water so that it does not negate the benefits of the food that has been prepared."
Paloma Tusset, Nutritionist
"A child is alkaline, and an old one is acidic. We get acidic over time, and all degenerative and chronic diseases, including cancer, only manifest in acidic environments. If you want to improve your body's environment, the first step is to alkalinize it with ionized alkaline water."
Marco Marcondes, Neurologist
“The effect of alkaline water on your body is almost immediate, on average, three weeks to start feeling the changes. You get better sleep, lose weight, have less mental confusion, improve eyesight, improve attention, brain processing increases.”
Henri Castelli, Actor
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