As we age our bodies slowly dehydrate, or “As we dehydrate our bodies slowly age” would perhaps be another way of looking at it.
(It’s like putting grapes in a dehydrator, the more water you remove from them the more wrinkled and
shriveled up they become until they eventually turn into dry raisins.)
Soin order to keep your body youthful it is essential to also keep it properly hydrated.
Out of all of the nutrients that we need in our diet water is the one that we need the most of (as far as actual volume is
concerned) so making an effort to start replacing other drinks such as coffee, soda, and energy drinks with actual water is a great first step in improving your diet.
If you feel thirsty it means that your body needs water, so give it what it needs and enjoy the feeling of better hydration.
In the over view:
- The Human Body Is 99% Water When It Is Conceived.
- The Human Body Is 80% Water When It Is A New Born Baby.
- The Human Body Is 50% Water When It Is Old And Has Wrinkled Skin.
Types of Water for Humans
1. Distilled Water
The water supply is beyond polluted. It is not uncommon for large sea creatures such as sharks to have car parts,
shoes, batteries, silverware, and countless other man-made objects in their stomachs because humans have been using the ocean as a “junk yard”. Some species of fish are actually starting to mutate from male to female due to pharmaceutical drugs ending up in the oceans and altering their hormones, and entire species of sea life are going extinct because the waters have become so toxic that they simply can’t live in it anymore.
We must increase our love and respect for the ocean, and believe me, I will talk about that in great detail in a later chapter, but while we are on the subject of what are the best kinds of drinking water I want to stress that I do not recommend drinking tap water unless you filter it, and although there are many different types of water filters on the market the majority of them will not be able to remove the microscopic (and most harmful) contaminants that are found in tap water and the only water filter that I recommend buying is a water distiller.
If you leave a bucket of dirty water outside on a hot day the water will evaporate and rise to the sky and eventually return as rain, and all of the dirt that was in the dirty water will be left behind in the bucket. A water distiller works in very much the same way. When you use a water distiller you fill it with water and it will slowly heat the water until it turns into steam, then the steam will rise to a cooling chamber above where it will be cooled and condensed back into liquid water,
and then the liquid water will slowly drip (or “rain”) into a separate container and all of the dirt, chemicals, and bacteria that was in the original water will be left behind in the distiller.
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. (When I use tap water in my distiller there will usually be a layer of white, grey, or even brown stuff left behind and whatever that stuff is I’m just glad that I’m not drinking it!)
Distilled water is pretty much the cleanest water you can drink. It’s pure oxygen and hydrogen and even rain water 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 clouds 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 will actually save you a lot of money in the long run if you get one because after you buy it you will only have to pay for the cost of the tap water and the electricity that it takes to run the distiller, which is only a small fraction of what it would cost to buy a bottle of water at the store.
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 usually sold in plastic bottles and if you have ever had the experience of drinking bottled water that tasted like plastic it’s because plastic particles from the bottle got absorbed into the water and you were drinking plastic!
As far as what brand of distiller to get, there are many out there and I certainly haven’t tried every one of them so I simply recommend that you go on-line and search for a home water distiller that has really good reviews and a money back guarantee.
2. Spring Water
Almost all of the problems with water today is the result of pollution that has been going on since the “Industrial
Revolution” and the water that comes out of springs could have been underground for hundreds of thousands of years and therefore may be some of the most pristine water that you can find in nature.
During a rain storm much of the water will find it’s way into ditches, creeks, lakes, rivers, and oceans and become “Surface Water” while some of the water will sink into the ground and become “Ground Water” and as “Ground Water” sinks downward into the Earth it gets filtered organically as it passes through countless layers of dirt, sand, and rock and when this water eventually returns to the surface as “Spring Water” it is naturally filtered drinking water.
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 by purchasing one of the many spring water testing kits that are on the market, so if the water from your local spring is free of contaminants and free of cost I would strongly recommend that you gather up some old glass bottles and start using “Spring Water” as your main source of drinking water.
Category of Package Water
The Codex Alimentarius defines these categories for packaged water suitable for human consumption.
1. Natural Mineral Water