We should pay more attention to the water we drink, as it has important effects on your health. First of all, the title begs the question: what is pure water? Well, to start off with, tap water is not pure water. Pure water is high-quality bottled spring water, or water filtered by a high quality water filter.
It is essential that your water be pure water, as just tap water has impurities in it that can be harmful to your health. One of the main problems with tap water is the chemicals used to purify it from pathogens. Most water sources use chemicals such as chlorine, and other chemicals which are very unhealthy. Also, most tap water originally comes from poor quality sources. A good example is the city where used to live. They got their water from the local river, which was far from clean. Several upstream cities dumped (treated) sewage into the river. There were also many farms upstream that contributed agriculture chemicals to the mix. In fact, most people would not even eat fish caught in the river. But that was where our drinking water came from.
So, once you have a pure source of drinking water, what are the health benefits of drinking plenty of water?
Overall improvement in health
Water is one of the most important things that your body needs to function. In fact your body is made up of mostly water. When you drink plenty of pure water, your body just plain and simple functions better.
Research has found that individuals who drink plenty of water are more likely to lose weight than individuals who don’t. One of the reasons for this is that without enough water to remove the toxins stored in your body fat, your body will not burn the fat, as it has nowhere to go with the toxins.
Removal of Toxins
You may not realize it, but your body takes in many toxins each and every day. The food you eat, the air you breath, and the tap water you drink are all full of toxins. A plentiful supply of pure water helps your body to flush out and remove toxins from your liver, fat, joints, and other places they are stored.
Improved Intestinal Health
When you drink plenty of water, your digestive system is able to run much more smoothly. Many health problems can be at least partially traced to your digestive tract, and the easiest, best way to increase your digestive health is to drink plenty of pure water.
Improve your Immune Function
Your immune system is another system in your body that a plentiful supply of water is important to. If you want to boost your immune system’s ability to resist viruses and bacteria, one of the things you can do is to drink more water. Your immune system’s job is to kill pathogens before they make you sick. Part of the immune system’s job is also to remove these pathogens from your body. How does it do that? You guessed it! With water!
The ways we’ve listed that water can help improve your health are just a sampling. Water is one of the most important “nutrients” that your body needs. When you drink plenty of water, every single system, organ, and cell in your body benefits. Of course, as we covered earlier in the article it must be pure water. So start drinking lots of pure water today and watch the benefits grow!