Let's talk about Healthy Water!
Healthy water is so important to life. When you have access to healthy water you enjoy better health, lower inflammation, and more energy.
There is much research about the long-term effects of drinking healthy water (and lots of it) during your lifetime! In many countries there is a deep understanding that drinking water and eating healthy directly affect the average lifespan of their citizens. Countries in Asia correlate the health of their people to drinking water as well as healthy eating, and boast life expectancies 7-years longer than in the USA!
So let’s talk about the definition of healthy water;
o Healthy water must be free of contaminants, natural and man-made
o It should have a neutral to alkaline pH so as not to contribute to excess acidity in your body
o Its molecules should be smaller in order to aid in hydration and its absorption throughout the body
o It should have a significant amount hydrogen molecules, so that it is ionized and strong in electrolytes
o It must have antioxidant properties
When we compare the above list with most water supplies available to us, not many satisfy all of these requirements, and would not pass the test in classing as healthy water.
In our modern world many pollutants surround us, and balancing our body to ensure we don’t become contaminated by them is more important than ever.
Over the last two decades, we’ve become more aware of the importance of antioxidants in our diet. We buy antioxidant foods, our fruit & veggie smoothies are antioxidant, and we take antioxidant supplements. But what does the word antioxidant mean? It is a very important scientific word, and not just a word that is part of marketing a berry extract.
There is another word we should consider. That word is “radical”… no, not the “Radical left/Radical right” kind of Radical… but still a word with negative connotations! In our body we have Free Radicals. These radicals may be worse than the political ones! Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules that have an uneven number of electrons. Now this may sound very scientific, but it basically means these free radicals want to stabilize themselves, and to compensate for the missing electron, they damage our healthy cells by stealing that needed electron. This causes oxidation or oxidative stress on our body.
Oxidation causes a ripple effect of negative stress on our body, causing basic concerns such as early signs of aging, lowered muscle energy, issues with cognitive focus, just to name a few. It also causes big concerns like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and neuro-degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
As someone who suffers from neuropathy and fatigue, I notice the effects of oxidative stress in real time! This dessert-lover now turns down sweet treats after dinner because within a couple of hours I will feel the effects tingling in my hands or feet! And if I indulge in processed foods with too much sodium, within a few hours I experience muscle spasms or cramps from the dehydration. On one hand you could say that I am in a battle with my body to stay healthy, on the other hand I argue that my body and I have never communicated better and been in more sync. If I expose it to these unwanted free radicals, it immediately finds a way to let me know!
It is actually a simple fix to address oxidative stress. We need to do two things to help our body. Firstly, LOWER our exposure to Free Radicals, and secondly INCREASE our exposure to Anti-oxidants. Antioxidants basically have an extra, spare electron, so they can deliver the missing electron to the Free Radicals, without compromising themselves.
You can find Free Radicals in many things; we cannot avoid them all, but we can limit some of our exposure to them:
Fried Foods (Burgers, Pizza, etc.)
Processed Foods (high in Salt & Preservatives)
High Glycemic Foods (high in refined Sugar & Carbs)
Processed Meats (such as salami, prosciutto, etc.)
Tobacco Smoke (even second hand)
Pesticides (found in our water and foods)
Chlorine (used in local water utilities as a disinfection product)
You can find Antioxidants in many things as well. We can increase our exposure to them by eating more of them, some of the best (and yummiest) examples are:
Most Fruits, including Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Acai & Goji as the most potent
Dark Chocolate (Yey!)
Coffee & Red Wine (thank goodness!)
Nuts, with Pecans being one of the highest in antioxidant properties
Greens, such as Kale, Spinach, Artichokes, Parsley
Herbs & Spices– Indian food is very high in antioxidants because of the herbs used in the cuisine
Beans, Seeds and Grains
….And last (but certainly not least)
….our PUR2o Alkaline Water.
The hydroxyl ions present in PUR2o ionized water are the anti-oxidants, which give the missing electrons to the free radicals, so that they do not steal them from our body. The best thing about getting your antioxidant supply from PUR2o water is that it’s absorbed quicker, and more gets absorbed seeing as it doesn’t need to go through the same type of digestion as solids.
Since I began drinking water with antioxidant properties a little over 4-years ago, I notice such a massive improvement in my health, inflammation and auto-immune concerns. I truly believe drinking healthy water can add years to my life, and that of my kids, and loved ones! There are so many things in the world we cannot control… I love that this is one thing I can control completely! PUR2o’s tagline is “Water for Life, Health & Wellness”, truly for me that is not just a tag line, but a way of life, and living longer! It may not make me live eternally, but I’d be happy to know that I’ll have an extra 7 years!
About PUR2o We are striving to provide as many people as possible with filtered, purified, naturally alkaline and ionized water for drinking and cooking straight from the tap, for three reasons. We care about the health of YOU, the health of our PLANET and the health of your POCKET!
THE HEALTH OF YOU Our goal is to provide as many people as possible with pure, crystal clear, safe & healthy water. PUR2o Alkaline water is shown to benefit: Overall health and energy, weight management, muscle stimulation, brain power, digestive system, mood, body temperature, youthfulness, complexion, lifespan, and boosting your immune system.
THE HEALTH OF OUR PLANET We are also committed to creating a greater awareness of how plastic and plastic bottles are polluting our planet and our bodies by providing the best water out of your tap, eliminating the amount of plastic we dispose of and how much water we consume out of plastic bottles.
THE HEALTH OF YOUR POCKET Aside from all the health benefits of Alkaline Water, you save a tremendous amount of money with our systems! Did you know?…. If you drink eight glasses of water each day, it will cost approximately $55 per year; vs $1,700 if you were to drink the same amount of bottled water instead. The PUR2o system pays for its self in only one year by one persons water consumption.