Water is one of the most important things for health and wellness, vitality, energy, strength, youthfulness and more! Unfortunately it is often overlooked. It is also misunderstood as hydration is seem as simply ‘drinking water’ but it’s truly much more than that. Hydration has multiple elements to it and to understand that is important because if you miss a portion of the hydration equation you still won’t be properly hydrated. In fact, you can drink plenty fo water and STILL not be hydrated. This is why today’s article is so important. We’re focusing on the quality of water that you drink.
Improving the quality of water that you drink improves your body in it’s ability to hydrate properly. Water that is not as pure, not as healthy does not do as good of a job at hydrating the body.
Today we’ll be exploring the types of water that you can drink individually and assessing each of them. The upsides, the downsides and prioritizing them in order of healthiest, most hydrating water, to the least healthy, least hydrating water.
If you can drink the best water more often your body’s ability to hydrate will improve and you’ll notice the affects on your health, your energy levels and recurring health symptoms in your body going away. First, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of dehydration. Here are 6 signs of dehydration (click here to read the article) that are worth reading to see if you’re dehydrated in the first place.
Once you’ve assessed whether you’re hydrated or not, you may recognize that you have a sign, a symptom or two on that list of sharing the signs of dehydration. If so, it is important to follow the guide below to drink the highest quality that you can. Whatever is closest to you on the list below. Find the best water you can. View the quality of the water you drink like the quality of the food that you eat, only more important! Because the majority of your body is made of water, not food!
The 5 Forms Of Drinking Water (Which is Best?)
Spring water is definitely the #1 choice for the healthiest water. This water is rich in minerals, vitality and has been flowing. Moving water is structured water. This means that it has more energy, more of a charge to it. The challenge here is finding spring water. If you live in a remote area there’s a good chance there’s a spring within 30 miles or less of where you live. If you live in the city however, there most likely isn’t a spring nearby. It’s important to know that spring water in bottles or gallons is not the same as spring water from the source.
First, water that is packaged isn’t 100% what they claim on the packaging. Up to 49% of the water bottle or jug of water labeled ‘spring water’ in the store can actually be tap water. That’s because if it’s 51% ‘spring water’ it’s mostly spring water, so it’s able to be labeled that. But is half spring water and half tap water really the best water? Not at all. Avoid buying spring water and instead find your local spring and fill it up in 5 gallon jugs. You can search springs local to you on FindASpring.org.
Reverse Osmosis Water:
This is controversial because a lot of health experts do not recommend reverse osmosis water because reverse osmosis removes minerals from the water. Spring water is the most ideal by far, but if you live in the city in an area that does not have a spring reverse osmosis is the 2nd best choice by far. Reverse osmosis has the best filtration technology to remove chemicals, VOC’s, chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, pesticides, mold and traces of pharmaceutical drugs. Reverse osmosis technology is simply the best on the market and while it may remove minerals from the water it also removes all the bad stuff. We can get minerals from our food, and other beverages.
Minerals come from many places. I’d personally rather play it safe and have the water that has all contaminants removed from it. This is the purest ‘made’ water that you can create in a home. Reverse osmosis water is also known as “RO water” for short. I recommend a reverse osmosis filter from Omica Organics (click here to visit). The discount code VFDF7M gives you 10% off and active for your entire purchase right now. They have low, medium and high priced RO filters for whatever your needs are. These filters can go under the kitchen sink, being hidden, or be a box on top of the sink. The best part about Omica Organics RO filters is that they are the ONLY RO filters on the market that use reverse osmosis technology yet allow minerals to stay in the water. This is because different filters remove different mechanisms. Different filtration technologies magnetically pull or push certain things in or out of the water.
Omica Organics uses this to their advantage to pull the bad out and leave the good (minerals) in after the filtration process. Leaving you pure, mineralized water. They also have the BEST shower filter in the shower filter industry. I’ve used their shower filter for over a decade now. Click here to visit Omica Organics to view their drinking filters and shower filters. Use the discount code VFDF7M for 10% off your order. They have RO filters that range from $290 to $1,300 depending on your budget and what you’re looking for. These are the prices before the 10% discount however.
Distilled water is another great water filtering technology that works in a way that mimics nature. Nature naturally distills water, so distillation simply makes sense. Distillation occurs by heating the water up and the steam that rises is then filtered into a jar making it ‘distilled water’ that’s much more pure. This works well because the heavy isotopes and contaminants in the water do not evaporate upwards. They get left at the bottom of the distiller which you pour out after a distillation cycle occurs. The upside of distillation is that the water is very pure but it does NOT filter VOC’s, volatile organic compounds as these can evaporate and be carried into the water. Reverse osmosis on the other hand filters these.
Distilled water also needs to be hand made one gallon at a time. In other words, you have to fill up a gallon of water and then let it run on the distiller, making this ‘cloud water’ with energy. It’s a tedious process that takes time and electrical energy and still doesn’t filter as well as reverse osmosis. A reverse osmosis filter is installed one time and you simply turn the sink on and get better quality water instantaneously for drinking, cooking, washing hands etc. You do need to replace reverse osmosis filters once the filters are worn out however. But the cost and time of running a distiller to make less pure water vs. reverse osmosis is a no-brainer to me. Reverse osmosis wins hands down.
I have had distiller and distilled water. I have also had reverse osmosis water. Reverse osmosis is higher quality and takes less time and energy ongoing. For this reason, the Omica Organics water filter that I now have is much better than a distiller. Visit Omica Organics water filtration options by clicking here. Use the discount code: VFDF7M for 10% off your order.
Bottled water is way too commonly drank in the United States. It is by far not nearly the healthiest option, or the most economically friendly. Bottled water adds up very quickly. Even at $1 a bottle, you’re going to be spending several dollars a day just on water. Even if you buy in bulk, a good reverse osmosis filter is still cheaper. Bottled water quality varies across the board. There’s a metric called ‘TDS’ which measures the total dissolved solids. This is one measurement that can measure the quality of bottled water. You can get a TDS meter on amazon for as little as 20 bucks that can test your water quality. Click here to find a TDS meter on Amazon. The problem with bottled water is that it’s in plastic. Plastic contains BPA (bisphenol A) a chemical that is hormone disrupting for estrogen and possibly even carcinogenic, meaning a cancer causing chemical. The water typically goes through massive commercially made filters that are not made for quality of water but rather made to give the water a consistent taste and ‘type’ of water that the water companies can then use to market their water.
They can even call their water ‘mountain water’ or ‘spring water’ or water from some exotic island, but it doesn’t necessarily make it true. The water could be from the mountains, or springs, or some exotic island.. but do the math. Could they really get this high quality water from a far away land, process it, bottle it, ship it to the store and sell it to you for $1 or $2? It’s unlikely. It’s more likely that this is local municipal water with a big commercial filter and possibly a bit of salt or other electrolytes added for taste. The problem is that this water is not healthy and sitting for a duration of time in plastic will taint the water.
Have you ever had a drink of water form a water bottle and tasted the plastic? I have. It’s an awful experience. This has happened a few times in my life. I spit the water out immediately. Maybe the water got hot in the sun, maybe it was sitting too long. Whatever it is, that water is not healthy at all. Plastic is not a vessel for water and never will be. Avoid this to the best of your ability.
If you absolutely need a bottle of water on the road look for water that has been filtered through reverse osmosis, some of them actually exist.
Tap water is the worst possible water that you can drink. It’s a tough bottom between bottled water and tap water but I’d say tap water wins. At least with bottled water there is some filtration occurring in the process of bottling. You’ll see on the gallons of water the ‘municipal water source’ but then you’ll read they filter in different ways. Tap water is the absolute worst because well.. do you know what’s in it? The amount of chemicals in the water and other potential harmful things is astonishing. I could go on for 1 to 36 hours here, so i’ll keep it as brief as I can for you!
Tap water has been shown to contain traces of heavy metals, traces of pharmacuetical drugs, sodium fluoride, chlorine, any type of ‘cide’ including pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, different forms of pathogens such as mold or bacteria such as e. coli and more. There are quite literally hundreds of thousands of chemicals that can contaminate water supply.
I’m from Michigan, and out of all the states in the US we have probably had more water battles than anyone. Allow me to paint a brief picture for you. My hometown had it’s water supply contaminated by PFAS from Wolverine World Wide, a shoe manufacturer. When they were caught they picked up shop and moved to California. Erin Brokovich even got involved in this water case. The woman played by ‘Julia Roberts’ in the film Erin Brokovhich, based on a true story. Then, we had the Flint water crisis which got nationwide coverage, but what most people don’t know is that Detroit water has just as high levels of lead in the water if not higher.
One day I was at home in a suburb of Detroit in a city called Dearborn Heights and we got a letter in the mail from the local municipal water facility. I opened the letter to read that the water I was showering in, bathing in and drinking (with filters thankfully) had levels of lead that were higher than the recommended safe amount. They simply informed us we were already beyond the safe lead amount in the water by a letter in the mail. That didn’t sit too well with me and I had filters for drinking and shower water both. I still didn’t like it because I knew I had some lead exposure. Others had more however.
For all these reasons and many more it is important to avoid tap water to the best of your ability. You can get a reverse osmosis filter that goes under your sink and you can get a shower filter that covers your shower head. Both of these filters will remove a majority of these harmful chemicals and contaminents.
The First Time I Showered in Filtered Water This Happened..
I’ll never forget the very first time I showered in unfiltered water. I was probably 20 years old and had just been turned onto the Omica Organics shower filter after attending a David Wolfe health conference about 13 years ago. The founder of Omica Organics was there. I connected with him, learned so much and decided to get his shower filter. I’ll never forget that day. I remember taking the shower and thinking okay, i’m sure it’s helping I just don’t have any way to prove that it works.
I got out of the shower and as I was drying off I touched my skin on my face, and then my hair and thought ‘holy cow’ my hair and skin are way softer than they normally are. I realized that the chlorine which hardened the water, dried out and aged my skin faster was removed and that softer, healthier water was doing my skin and hair good. That was enough to convince me to use these shower filters from that point on. I have for over 13 years now.
You can get a filter for your sink or for your shower from Omica Organics by clicking here. They were gracious enough to give you a 10% off discount by using the code VFDF7M at checkout. Enjoy your pure water!
Also, Omica Organics has these really great liquid mineral tinctures that contain all six electrolytes that your body needs for hydration. I recommend that also. It’s called fulvic minerals, and that is worth using as well! That code above, the VFDF7M discount code works everytime you order so be sure to save it somewhere.
In fact, here is me filming my baby faced brother over 11 years ago on youtube now sharing the Omica Shower filter: Click here to get a water filter from Omica Organics. Use the discount code: VFDF7M at checkout for 10% off.
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