What is Healthy Drinking Water?
Healthy drinking water is the very water that nature gives us when it bubbles out of the ground in a natural mineral rich stream. If you were lucky enough to grow up drinking such water then you know it tastes great and makes you feel amazing! If you live in a city, you might have to rely on a MineralPro Reverse Osmosis Water Filter to achieve the same pleasing and safe results. In all cases, safe, healthy water should comprise of the following.
Healthy Drinking Water is:
Free of harmful contaminants
Contains natural easily absorbed minerals our bodies need for proper digestion and health
Is Alkaline pH Balanced
City Living Comes at a Cost
Most of us live in cities nowadays, and our water is piped in, often over long distances and often from large reservoirs which are themselves open to pollution and contaminants. Because water is a great home for many living organisms, there can be many things like algae or bacteria that live in the water supply. To combat this reality, municipalities have to use toxic chemicals such as chlorine to kill off pathogens.
If your town water comes from a river on which other cities or farms or factories exist upstream, there may be other chemicals added. Such chemicals enter your water supply via industrial effluent, agricultural pharmaceuticals, toxic metals discharge from heavy industry and pesticides from agriculture to name a few.
Clean and Safe From Contaminants
Regrettably, all too often our municipal water supplies no longer are. Even in more rural settings agricultural run-off and things like fracking are causing concern for those with wells and access to previously pristine water supplies. For this reason, more and more people concerned about the water they and their families are drinking have taken to filtering their drinking water. In some cases, this is necessary, and in some, it’s merely precautionary, or to make the chemical taste of chlorine go away, but when you filter out the bad stuff, you are often filtering out the Good!
Our bodies are over 70% water and in a typical day we use up to 8 to 12 cups or about 2.5 litres of water (in all forms) through normal bodily function. When we are exercising, or when the weather is unusually hot or particularly cold we will use more water. For this reason, it is important that we keep drinking to stay hydrated, and the best thing we can drink is healthy mineral rich Alkaline water.
Full of Minerals and Nutrients Essential for Good Health
Pretty much every city in North America has some natural mineral content in the water; some areas have higher levels of minerals than others. In general minerals in water are beneficial and should be replenished after removal by filters or water treatment such as occurs with reverse osmosis and distillers.
Water that contains natural minerals and alkaline pH is associated with lower mortality from heart disease and cancer and overall good health. The drinking water in the 100 largest cities in the US was found to have 10% to 25% reduction of cancer deaths when the drinking water had a moderately high level of minerals and had an alkaline pH (above 7.0).
The National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences) states that minerals in water contribute a small amount toward total calcium and magnesium human dietary needs.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Calcium and magnesium are important parts of drinking water and are of both direct and indirect health significance. A certain minimum amount of these elements in drinking water is desirable since their deficiency poses at least comparable health risk of exceeding the limit for some toxic substances does.”, and “There is a need to balance the potentially beneficial aspects of those filter devices that concurrently remove trace contaminants against the potential adverse effects of reducing the calcium and/or magnesium levels to below the recommended levels in drinking waters.”
Mineral Alkaline Drinking Water Filter Systems replenish healthy drinking water, natural minerals that are naturally occurring in nature.