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The truth about tap water and my 10 tips

Lenka Pagan

In my previous blog post I wrote about the importance of water. Here is the link in case you did not read it yet https://lenkapagan.com/the-importance-of-water/

You know that you can’t live without water, do you? Water is needed to build cells, cleanse the body of waste and prevent diseases and we need a good quality water in order to function properly. Unfortunately, our lakes, rivers and even most groundwater sources have been contaminated and are no longer safest to drink.

But you may not know, that if insufficient water is consumed, the body will utilize what liquid has available. It will recirculate water from the colon and when this happens, the body will become constipated.

Pure water is very important for optimal health. A naturally distilled water found in raw fruits and vegetables, steam distillation provides the purest water possible. Steam distilled water is merely the condensed steam from boiling water. The process of distillation leaves the impurities in water behind.

Our skin is the largest organ that eliminates many impurities. If the skin is not properly cleansed, these impurities can be reabsorbed. Fluoride and chlorine in our water systems are toxic to the body, both inside and out.

Dr Norman W. Walker, who lived to be 119 years old, wrote: “To help retard the process of premature and decrepit old age, it is essential that you drink plenty of distilled water daily.”

Dr F. Batmanghelidj in his best-known book Your Body’s Many Cries for Water outlines the breakthrough medical discovery, that if we drank more water daily degenerative diseases such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, bulimia, Alzheimers disease and many other afflictions could be prevented and sometimes cured.

Dr F. Batmanghelidj says:” You are not sick; You are thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.”

As easy it sounds, how many people really do pay attention to their bodies?

Here is the shocking truth about tap water

A glass of tap water isn’t quite what it seems. Chances are it’s been recycled more than once. That means that it may have already passed through someone else’s body, then through a sewer! It might have gone through a factory, or been previously sold in plastic bottle, then peed out and returned to your water supply! An average glass of UK tap water can contain around 300 chemicals!

Here are some of the “ingredients” found in your average glass of tap water:

  • Pesticides such as nitrates
  • Drug residues such as painkillers and hormones
  • Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper and aluminium
  • Fluoride
  • Disinfectants such as chlorine and trihalomethanes
  • Bacteria from your water pipes

It should come with its label, don’t you think? Although some of these contaminants are present in only small quantities, we drink water every day and it all adds up. All sorts of health issues such as IBS or underactive thyroid can be partially caused by the toxins in our tap water.

Here are my 10 tips

  1. I no longer drink tap water. If I am out and about, I either bring my distilled water in a plastic-free bottle or I drink bottled water only. But be careful about bottled water as lots of companies use just filtered tap water or worse just de-chlorinated tap water!
  2. Choose glass bottle or plant-based bottled over the plastic ones as the chemicals from the plastic can leach into the drink. Especially if stored for a while and or in hot temperatures.  If the water does taste plastically, do not drink it.
  3. When drinking water, it is best to drink it at room temperature and at least 30 minutes prior to eating, this also helps reduce your appetite and at least one hour after a meal.
  4. Did you know that water should not be consumed with a meal? Do you know why? Because when water is consumed with a meal, it dilutes the digestive juices. This means it takes much longer for our bodies to break the food down and we may not absorb all the valuable nutrients within the foods properly.
  5. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger. Drink a glass of water, give it about 30 minutes, then see if you are still hungry.
  6. Always check the colour or your urine the lighter the better.
  7. Invest into a good quality filter or even better a water distiller. Don’t drink tap water anymore!
  8. Carry plastic-free water bottle (plant-based, glass or stainless steel) with you when you leave the house.
  9. Rehydrate before and immediately after exercising. You can lose more than a litre in fluids during a vigorous exercise!
  10. When I learned about the importance of pure water, I started using Brita filters for filtering my drinking water for a while. After that followed Japanese bamboo charcoal from Charcoal People and then after long research, I invested into a Megahome water distiller, photo bellow, and have been using it (since Summer 2018) for drinking and as well for all my cooking. This is my favourite and best choice of drinking high-quality water which I highly recommend to you too. 😉

I have been following these tips quite successfully for about 15 years after I had to learn my lesson the hard way by ignoring the signs my body was showing me and ended up in the hospital seriously dehydrated. But you do not have to wait until something happens, prevent it while it’s still time and start now! Invest into a good quality drinking water and listen to your body! 😉

Fuel for Life by Bear Grylls
Recipes for Life by Rhonda J. Malkmus
Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Dr F. Batmanghelidj

Lenka Pagan
Lenka supports women to live happier and healthier life. :-)

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