Are You Drinking enough and the Right Kind of Water?
It’s not just about drinking the right amount of water it’s also about drinking the right kind of water.
Things to consider?
- Are you drinking enough water?
- Is your water tap water?
- Do you drink spring water?
How much water?
A common question we get is how much water should I drink? This is a set answers and varies from person to person. This questions mainly depends on two things.
- Activity level
A lot of studies say that taking your body weight and dividing it by two should be how much water you should drink. Weight 200 pounds you should drink 100 ounces of water.
Activity level is key. If you are very active you need more water.
How do you tell if you get enough for your activity level?
If your energy levels are good and you are avoiding cramping most likely you are hydrated enough. A good indicator is to check your urine color. Light yellow to clear color means you are good to go!
What Kind of water?
From a young age, we're taught that water is necessary for our survival. In health class, we learn that our bodies are at least 50-60% water and that we can't go three days without it. But after that, the discussion on water kind of stops.
We recently finished episode two of Down to Earth with Zac Efron, and it was a huge eye-opener about water quality.
At the beginning of the episode, they go to a french restaurant called Petit Ermitage, where they met with a water sommelier. This sommelier goes into depth about various mineral contents in water and why it matters. You learn that water needs minerals like, magnesium, potassium, silica, etc. and if water doesn't contain those minerals, it will pull them from your body and, in time, deplete your body of minerals.
The most fascinating thing they talked about was how some water is so mineral-rich, it should be drunk/treated like medicine. In the previous episode, they went to a lagoon rich with silica, and talk about how this lagoon is used as a treatment for people with psoriasis. Their doctors prescribed that they sit in it once a week, and thousands of people have found results. How crazy is that?
Another excellent resource for information on water is Dr. Mercola.
"Mountain spring water is in this ideal range. It is some of the healthiest water on the planet because it is "living water". Living water, like "living food is in its raw, natural state the way nature intended.
One of the main reasons I am such an advocate for eating raw, organic vegetables is because these "living foods" contain biophotons, small units of light stored by all organic organisms, including you.
Gravity-fed spring water is alive in much the same way. When you take this vital energy into your body, you are re-charging it with health and encouraging it to return to a whole and balanced state."
If you're interested in learning more, be sure to check out this article he wrote about water.
The water you drink matters. Be sure that you're drinking enough water every day, and that it's high-quality spring water.