If you drink water from the tap, public fountains, vitamin waters, and pretty much any water other than ours, these are some facts you should know before you take another sip.
Worldwide, three million people die each year from contaminated water. In Las Vegas, people report that not only does the tap water taste bad, but some people claim that drinking it has made them sick! We often hear stories about high levels of bacteria and contaminants in local water supplies. Health departments repeatedly warn the public about high levels of bacteria and contaminants in local water supplies.
Did You KNOW…
To create the plastic for a 12 ounce, single serve water bottle, it takes the equivalent of 4 bottles of water.
pH stands for “Potential Hydrogen.” If your body’s pH is too acidic, you do not have enough oxygen available for your cells to fight off disease and you become sick more often. When your body is getting enough minerals from your diet to maintain an alkaline pH, your blood can function normally by delivering oxygen to the cells throughout your body, and carrying away acidic waste.
Vitamin waters contain high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, additives, preservatives, and caffeine.
The U.S. government does not regulate or set rules for pharmaceuticals or any of these other compounds in your drinking water.
Your body”s ability to flush out toxins and properly assimilate nutrients depends heavily on an abundant intake of clean, chemical free water. The more stress, toxins, and pollutants your body battles with each day, the more water it needs.
Your blood is over 90% water and uses water to transport oxygen, nutrients, and antibodies throughout your body.
Your body depends on clean water to perform its daily functions, such as digestion, temperature and blood regulation, respiration, and detoxification.
Children need three times the amount of water per pound than adults. Because children”s immune and detoxification systems are not yet fully developed, their bodies are more susceptible to any ill effects from contaminants in the water.
It is estimated that 75% of North Americans are chronically dehydrated!
Two factors in life are linked to all diseases… these are dehydration and acids in our bodies. 50-80% of all diseases can be linked directly to dehydration.
Virtually all degenerative diseases including heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, kidney and gall stones, and tooth decay are associated with excess acidity in your body?
If you swallow a pea-size amount of toothpaste, call Poison Control. Read your toothpaste tube. This is the same amount of fluoride in one 8-ounce glass of water!
The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body what it needs, plenty of water! Only then will stored water be released.
On the average, a person should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day! That’s about two quarts. However, the overweight person needs one additional glass for every 25 pounds excess weight. The amount you drink should also be increased if you exercise briskly or if the weather is hot and dry.
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Americans” High Blood Pressure is often caused by chronic dehydration.