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What's all the fuss about Water?

The human body is comprised of 70% water, so it's not much of a stretch to say that "the basis of vitality and long life is water." If you want to feel good and be at your optimal health level, you should drink water on a daily basis.

 

But not just any type of water.

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Your Body is Water!

Drinking water every day is the key to maintaining proper health.

 

Our bodies are comprised of almost 70% water. In fact, every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water and quality hydration to function at peak performance.

 

Water helps your body monitor your temperature, cushion your joints, protect your spinal cord, safeguard sensitive tissues, and get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.

 

In this way, your body needs water because your body IS water!

While some people may think they can get all the water their body needs from unhealthy sources, this is simply untrue. When you hear the term "quality hydration," this is referring to water that is clean and free of pollutants or contaminants, contains minerals that support overall wellness, and is at a very healthy pH level.

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"Water is the most important substance in the world, but not all water is created equal"

The Water You Drink

Water can be a crucial component of your daily alkaline consumption.

You have an important decision to make when it comes to the water you choose to drink, because not all water is the  same, and not all water is alkalised. It is important to understand the differences among your water choices.

TAP WATER

Tap water is a healthier option than soft drinks. But according to the Environmental Working Group, there have been 315 pollutants found in America's tap water since 2004, and over half of these pollutants are completely unregulated and can legally exist in any amount.

At the current levels of contamination, the public is starting to question the quality of tap water and wonders if it is safe enough to drink. Based on these facts, it's no wonder that the demand for Kangen Water® is constantly increasing.

BOTTLED WATER

Bottled water is not necessarily healthier than tap water and yet it costs much more! Although associated with healthy water, bottled water is not guaranteed to be any healthier than tap water. Often the only difference is the added minerals which have no proven health benefits.

A four-year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that 1/3 of the bottled water tested contains levels of contamination which exceed allowable limits. Bottled water can also be slightly acidic, which may affect your body's pH balance. Finally, the environmental impact caused by the production and disposal of plastic bottles is harmful to our ecosystem.

REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER

Reverse Osmosis is a filtering process which may be effective in areas that do not receive municipally treated water and is commonly used in bottled water facilities. The problem with this process is that dangerous chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, and chlorine are molecularly smaller than water and can pass freely through the filter. Reverse osmosis removes healthy, naturally occurring water minerals. These minerals not only provide good taste, they also serve a vital function in the body's system. When stripped of these minerals, water can be unhealthy. Also, 2-3 gallons of water are wasted for every gallon of purified water produced.

 

 

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