If you have read my book, “The Coronavirus Survival Guide: The Secrets & Power of Your Immune System“, (that is FREE to download) you will know that hydration is crucial for all bodily functions, including immune function.
In yesterday’s blog, I discussed how tap water is not good for your health and how tap water can adversely affect your immune function.
So, what’s the alternative?
I suggest to my clients that the best form of water to drink is Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtered. You can buy RO systems for your house for a few hundred pounds or dollars. At the time I had my first system fitted at home, I was spending around £500 ($820) per year on bottled water.
Not only did I save a lot of money, but I also stopped using a lot of plastic bottles each year, which are not good for your immune system or for the environment.
If you use RO filtered water, you will need to add minerals once it is filtered, otherwise it is too acidic. I use a product called ‘Perfect Minerals’ by a company called Aqua Tru. Because the filtering process is so thorough it also eliminates most of the minerals from the water. Drinking pure water for long enough will draw minerals from your bones and teeth and increase your chances of osteoporosis and dental problems. ‘Perfect Minerals’ is a liquid form of minerals I add to my filtered water.
If you are unable to have RO filtered water, the next best thing is good quality spring water. Evian and Vittel are possibly the best brands based on their mineral content. Generally, you should go for a minimum of 300mg/L of dry mineral residue. This is shown on the label of the product.
Where possible, if buying bottled water, it’s preferable to buy mineral water in glass bottles to avoid the contamination by the plastic bottle, not to mention the damage to the environment.
Other brands that are not as high in mineral content, but are of reasonable quality, are Fiji, Buxton and Highland Spring. You can add a little organic unprocessed sea salt to these to bring them up to the adequate mineral level if required, but you should never be able to taste the salt. If you can, you’ve added too much.
But it’s not just about the water you drink. You also need to consider the water you use to cook with, clean your teeth with and bathe and shower in.
You can buy a whole house filtration system or you can buy drinking water filters along with shower filters. Whether you own your home or are renting will probably influence what type of set up will be applicable for you.
In the next instalment, I’ll be discussing how much water you should drink and how to increase your water intake gradually (should you need to).
There’s never been a better time in history to take responsibility for your own health than right now. 🙏🙏🙏