Just how well do you know about the water that you are consuming daily? And why is this significant. This is mainly because 70% of our human body consists of water. Basically the common types of drinking water consist of tap water, filtered water, Reverse osmosis, distilled water, mineral water and energy water. The table here lists the some facts about it.
|Type of water
|Chlorinated and added flouride. Both are known carcinogens and is highly acidic.
|Rapidly absorbs carbon dioxide from the air and reaches an acidic pH of 5.5 in a very short time.
|Lacks vitality and even mineral contents as well. Carcinogen are promoted due to the leaching of the plastic.
|Purified to the poin that they are lifeless - lacking minerals, electrons, and oxygen. It absorbs carbon dioxide from the air which makes the water acidic.
For those of who consume water by boiling tap water, you might think it is safe to drink. “It has been like this all this while, why change now?” Today‘s water pollution is getting from bad to worse. Look at those who has water filters and take a peek inside, it is filthy. Some researchers found out that chlorine in our drinking water is linked to cancer, According to the U.S. Council Of Environmental Quality, “Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.” Chlorine in shower water also has a very negative cosmetic effect, robbing our skin and hair of moisture and elasticity, resulting in a less vibrant and youthful appearance. Anyone who has ever swam in a chlorinated pool can relate to the harsh effects that chlorine has on the skin and hair.
2) Filtered Water
Filter became a necessity for almost every house, there are many kind of filters available in the market, depending the type of media and it’s function, but if you were to choose a wrong media, the water became second contraindication.
3) Energy Water
Energy water on the other hand, is produced by filters using bio ceramic to activate the water molecule, so that water can easily penetrate into body or plants. Similarly, if the filters without other proper filter medias, will turn to contamination of the water and promotes bacterial growth
4) Mineral Water
Packed in plastics bottles all the time, the plastic bottles transfer far too many chemicals into the water. It is not an assurance of purity. In fact, up to 40 percent of bottled water is bottled tap water that may or may not have received additional treatment. On top of that, it may also be contaminated with the metal antimony
5) Distilled water
Distilled water is also known as lifeless and also tasteless water with acidic pH level similar to R.O water. Do avoid distilled water, as it has the wrong ionization, pH, polarization and oxidation potentials. It will also drain your body of minerals. Distilled water is an active absorber and when it comes into contact with air, it absorbs carbon dioxide, making it acidic. The more distilled water a person drinks, the higher the body acidity becomes.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Distilled water, being essentially mineral-free, is very aggressive, in that it tends to dissolve substances with which it is in contact. Notably, carbon dioxide from the air is rapidly absorbed, making the water acidic and even more aggressive. Many metals are dissolved by distilled water. ”The longer one drinks distilled water, the more likely the development of mineral deficiencies and an acid state.
6) R.O WATER
The R.O. system works by compressing water through the membrane. Almost all minerals are rejected from the membrane and discharge to waste, leaving only pure water to pass through. The pH level of the R.O. water is between 4 to 6 which is acidic. It is hazardous to our health in the long run, especially for children in their growing age. In China, schools ban R.O. water to be sold in the primary and secondary school premises because at their growing stage consuming R.O water can damage their bones severely. Why? This is because, during the process of digestions our body gives out free radicals which cause our body to be acidic. Therefore it is essential that our body neutralises the acidity.
In order to neutralise the condition, the body extracts the calcium from the bone, In the long term it will result to weak and fragile bones or even lead to osteoporosis. Continuously consuming acidic beverage will create great burden for blood pH equilibrium; Calcium is the major source which our body utilize to bring blood into equilibrium. It means continuously Low pH = High acidosis = More calcium loss. In the long run it will damage our bones severely. Observe the picture below.
The pH of the R.O water is far too acidic for our body. During the process of digestions our body gives out free radicals which cause our body to be acidic. The more mineral loss, the greater the risk for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and a long list of degenerative diseases generally associated with premature aging. Therefore it is essential that our body neutralises the acidity.
Osteoporosis can’t be stopped with calcium supplements or medications. The only real cure is to stop the CAUSE of bone loss and help your body build new bone.