Sep 28, 2006

Water Water Everywhere but is Every Drop Drinkable?

And are you drinking enough water? For the next couple entries, I'd like to explore the importance of water to our bodies. I have recently realize that I'm not drinking as much as I should, and it lead me to do a little reading about the importance of water from a few sources, including a huge book that I love, "Staying Healthy with Nutrition" by Elson Haas, MD.

We'll look at differences well water, spring water, tap water, filtered water and mineral water, as well as possible contaminants that may be in your water like lead, mercury, bacteria, viruses, parasites, asbestos, radon, pesticides, chlorine, and much more, so do come back!

But until then, are you drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of pure water each day? For example, if you weight 130 lbs., you should drink approx. 65 oz. of water a day which works out to be a little over eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day. 

Hydration is so important. As we age, our sense of thirst diminishes...whether due to age, or a busy lifestyle, setting out the water you plan to drink each day, whether it be in a nice pitcher, or bottles, is a great way to help yourself remember.

Updated 2/5/16

Next Water post...will provide links from post to post.

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