DRINKING WELL IS DIFFERENT THAN DRINKING GOOD
Taking control of your health is a radically liberating choice to make. Chances are, if you have already jumped the bandwagon of the modern food culture mania, you understand that it is both a daunting and exciting journey with so many choices to make about what we eat, drink, and apply to our skin. Truly, every part of our body is connected to one another. Many of us understand the sentiment “you are what eat”, but what about what you drink? It turns out that the quality of the water we drink is paramount to our overall health and wellbeing. Here are some handy tips to take to heart next time you stroll through the grocery aisle looking for that perfect sip of water:
Buying local is great for fresh produce and meat but what about water? Well, you can also try to source your water as locally as possible too. There are water delivery services that offer jugs of local spring water. Just make certain to thoroughly research your local water delivery companies and find out where they specifically source it from. Companies like Fountain of Truth, are sourced from the Opal Springs, emerging from the high desert of Central Oregon. They offer fresh, chilled water deliveries along the West Coast. Many big brand companies promise a fountain of youth in their bottle, but are actually just filtered city water. Steer clear of the “mass produced” water, just as you would with junk food. Look beyond the labels and dig up a little more history before you buy it. If it the water is contained in a glass bottle that is a good start. Many plastic bottles are ladened with the industrial chemical BPA, and even though many are now labeled “BPA free”, research does not prove that those are completely harmless yet either. If you are in a pinch, look for brands like San Pellegrino, which are bottled at source, in glass, and provide health benefits too (it is high in mineral contents such as sulfate).
If you really want to take your water exploration a step further (literally), try searching for local springs in your area. Websites such as findapsring.com, offer amazing insight on the nearest water sources. You can locate a spring anywhere in the world through their search bar, as well as find comments based upon people’s findings at the site. Make sure to test the water before the first sip and verify that it is a reputable source. After those safety protocols, you are ready for your first taste of raw, unfiltered water! Fresh water that is deep from the recesses of the earth is rich in minerals and probiotics. Many people have an almost spiritual experience after indulging in raw, pure water. It is incomparable to anything from a bottle.
Grab a glass jar and taste the difference. Your body will thank you for it.