(Okay, actually I learned about this a few days ago, but wanted to share).
Why this is Important?
We’re 70% H20 (Hey roughly the same proportion of water as the earth!). Water is in all our cells, in our blood, in our brain, in our organs. The water we drink touches every cellular nuance of our body. Fuel in a car only touches the engine. The petrol people put into motors (for buses or trains or automobiles) (I don’t use cars, obviously) touches the motor and the exhaust pipe. The petrol doesn’t effect the seats, interior, chassis, wheels, axel nor any of the other parts of mechanical transportation. Water, however does. Whatever effects our feet, our skin, the vitreous fluid in our eyeballs has water in it. If you dent a car bumper or puncture a tire, the petrol put into the automobile is irrelevant. Human bodies are not cars (obviously!). When you cut yourself (like an epidermal minor laceration or abrasion) the blood platelets that rush to seal that and heal that gash and the blood and the skin and every component of your body contains and is effected by the quality of water you drink. Every miniscule or large component of our body has water in it. Therefore, the quality of water we drink effects every part of our body. The quality of water you drink seriously effects how efficiently your body physiologically functions. Toxic water can distort and discombobulate your physiology, whereas pure water can detoxify and is the best “fuel” possible for optimal clarity, productivity, success, fitness, energy, and focus.
The Types of “Pure” Water
There’s only two types of “pure” (95-99% pure) water: reverse osmosis and distilled. “Spring” water may have trace impurities or minerals in it and charcoal filtered water has many particles that are small enough to pass through the filters.
Reverse osmosis pushes water through a membrane away fromthe solvents (water is the solute). In normal osmosis, water (the solvent) moves towards (ul) the solutes to create equilibrium in the solution. Reverse osmosis works by using a lot of pressure to push the water through a membrane and most all solutes are left behind, resulting in 95-98% pure water.
Distilled water is purified through evaporation. The water turns to vapor and practically all solutes are left behind before the vapor condenses back into water. Distilled water is usually around 99% pure, but can occasionally have different types of minute impurities (that woudl not pass through a reverse osmosis membrane), and is very often more expensive than reverse osmosis water.
Overall, you can’t go wrong with reverse osmosis nor distilled water.
This article was extremely well-written and clear, more clear than medical texts (which delusionally and incorrectly often suggest water “with minerals” is healthy. That’s ridiculous. Water should be pure and clean. Take vitamins or eat minerals from healthy vegetables. Do not “get minerals” from water!”
It’s strange. When people travel they say to “watch out for the bad water”. I feel I am traveling in the United States because out of Costa Rica, Mexico, Australia, and France, I have encountered the most poisonous, toxic, dangerous, (and diarhea-causing) water in the United States. Maybe that means I’m at home in those other places and traveling in the States. Who knows, but what matters is clean water. After a toxic experience with rust-filled water I will aim to remember to carry a TDS Meter. With that you can measure the ppm (parts per million) of solutes in the water (water is the solute, but drinking water shouldn’t be a heterogenous/homogenous solution at all, just H20!).
Set a Threshold
Set a maximum TDS reading of what you will drink. It’s your body. You should demand a maximum threshold of pollution you will physiologically allow! When I was drinking water saturated with rust and manganese, you feel groggy and a bit lost. I will never drink water over 200ppm (and that’s a liberal thredhold)!