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Nutrients in Drinking Water

They say you can live for three weeks without food, but only three days without water. Water is an essential element in life, and drinking enough clean and healthy water every day should be a priority.

Our bodies are made up of 70% water, and as we go about our day, we use up that water. That is why you should stay hydrated and consume water rich in minerals to keep your body working at its best.

 

Nutrients in Water

Most people assume that water is just water. Although they know that it is essential to drink it, they aren’t aware of its nutritional value. Besides needing water for the regeneration of cells in the body, here are some other nutrients we get from water:

  • Calcium – important in bone health and possibly cardiovascular health
  • Magnesium – important in bone and cardiovascular health
  • Sodium – an important extracellular electrolyte, lost under conditions of excess sweat
  • Copper – important in antioxidant function, iron utilization and cardiovascular health
  • Selenium – important in general antioxidant function and in the immune system
  • Potassium – important for a variety of biochemical effects (but it is usually not found in natural drinking waters at significant levels)

 

Hard vs. Soft Water

Water can be placed into two categories: hard and soft water. Hard water is water that is rich in minerals, like calcium and magnesium; whereas soft water has low mineral content. Hard water is generally used for internal consumption, and soft water, with which soap reacts really well, is perfect for external use.

Consumption of moderately hard water containing typical amounts of calcium and magnesium may provide an important incremental percentage of the daily dietary requirement. Inadequate dietary intakes of calcium and magnesium are common worldwide. Therefore, water can be an essential supplement to reach our total daily intakes.

 

The Problem With Tap Water

Tap water goes through a purification process that strips it of all its nutrients. Moreover, harmful chemicals like chlorine and sodium fluoride are often added with the purpose of purifying it and making it safe to drink. These treatments are put in place to avoid making people acutely sick. That may be working in the short term, but what are the long term effects of ingesting these toxic chemicals?

 

If our water has been stripped of the bad stuff, it is logical to say that it has also been stripped of the good stuff. That is why it is so important to invest in a water filtration system that will not only clean your water, but also re-mineralize it, like Santevia Alkaline and Mineralized Water products.

 

Santevia products provide clean, healthy, mineralized and alkaline water at cost-effective prices. With a variety of products suited to your lifestyle, it is the best decision you can make for the health of your family. Visit our online store and order today.