Is your relationship with water suffering from a low standard?
As humans, we often take for granted what we rely on most: our health, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and even our significant others. Unless they are directly threatened, the most important relationships in our lives are often pushed to the back burner while we address “more pressing” concerns, and what we drink is no exception.
Do you ever think twice about what’s in your water? Have you been drinking from the same tap or bottled water companies for years without questioning your water’s quality? Chances are you’ve been neglecting your water supply for quite some time, and like any stale relationship, while it may not be directly harming you, it probably isn’t doing much for your health, either.
What your water could be doing for you.
While almost every relationship has the potential to be a lifelong romance, they are easily crippled when held to low standards.
Our relationship with water suffers in the same exact way. Because we have low expectations, we fail to take advantage of water’s incredible potential. Your water is good for more than just quenching thirst and fighting off hangovers – it is the body’s most efficient system for delivering nutrients without involving needles. There are over 20 different types of minerals, electrolytes, antioxidants, and other nutrients that can safely enhance your water without affecting its taste, and we often miss out on them simply because we don’t have any expectations for our water.
Bone density and back aches.
It’s easy to visualize (though hopefully not to personally understand) the countless back injuries that occur from lifting those ridiculous 5 gallon jugs and cases of bottled water, or the cramps and muscle aches that result from dehydration. However, there are some less visible issues that can arise from poor-quality drinking water and affect your health and functioning.
Contrary to how the term might sound when thrown around by fancy artisanal water companies, your water’s pH level is not simply an aesthetic concern. Low pH levels can leech calcium from your bones, and blood tends to be acidic as it is because of all the unhealthy food we ingest these days. This is why it’s more important than ever to make sure you water has a balanced pH level, keeping the blood at optimally alkaline levels and promoting bone density.
What you can do.
Start by finding out how your tap water is treated and if it contains any added substances. Ask your water provider if they enhance your water with minerals, electrolytes, and other nutrients; these enhanced mineral waters are available from certain bottling companies, and can also be achieved with certain mineral ball filters.