Most calories in the drinks you choose contribute little or no nutrition for your body! And, many drinks are a blood-sugar nightmare waiting to happen, as well as a source of potent inflammation potential by causing acidic pH in your body. At the moment, among Americans over 2 years old, about 21% of daily calorie intake comes from beverages!
Apart the body-damaging, cheap high-fructose corn syrup and white sugar (poison) many commercial drinks have, alert yourself to:
___ the acidifying and weakening aspects of alcohol
__ the empty calories and deleterious caffeine of other beverages like lattes
___ the non-satiety and hard-hitting blood-sugar pummeling of fruit juices and smoothies
___ the hazardous use of any artificially-sweetened beverages (or foods)
___ and the scary contents and dehydrating aspects of cow milk, as well as the poorly monitored accuracy of its Vitamin D supplementation
___ the dehydrating effects of even healthy teas when over-consumed
So, I believe that natural, pure, non-fluoridated water is the safest, non-caloric, most-satisfying and health-promoting beverage we have available … and that does NOT include the nutraceutical waters that are now being promoted. Partial supplementation of “nutrients” by a beverage company is not healthy nutrition and the concern here is that people will depend too heavily on these waters thinking they are providing them with all-inclusive nutrition.So, what are the best waters, ones that give us the most-absorbitive fluids we need:
___ to stay alive
___ to feed our 60 trillion body cells (they only drink water!)
___ to enhance our Health
and can we build our Health with water?
The study conducted by Dutch researchers last year stated that water is the best beverage, by far, and the study was funded by the owners of Lipton’s Tea!
There are many kinds of water and, in my opinion, natural spring water, in glass bottles is best, but it is almost impossible to find!
The bottled-water industry is not interested in putting the best products forward, and in America, the standards are not good enough. Read the labels and you may find you have just purchased re-packaged tap water — yes, that’s true!
There are some decent glacial and spring waters packaged in plastic, but you need to buy them in stores with quick turnover, and get them into a regularly-cleaned, no-lead glaze, ceramic crock at home, as soon as possible.
I bought my New Wave Enviro crock at my health store, but I am including their website below.
By pouring your water into a clean ceramic crock, the water will not have been in the detrimental energy-field that plastic has any longer than you can help it (and your male family members will have less chance to be feminized by the plasticizers which mimic estrogen in our bodies).
If you are trying to conceive, both of you need to try to stay away from all plastic use, for at least a year, as well as any other junk foods, artificial colorants etc. Both of you need to detoxify before conceiving. Low sperm counts are likely caused, in major part, by plastic use. Plastics use and electrical field pollution, too tight jeans [for men — scrotal temperature is too great, as is pressure at site] and poor nutrition are probably the biggest reason why there is an increasing rate of impotency and need for in vitro fertilization.
There are other worthy “specialty” waters, which I will talk about from time to time. I have already mentioned the highly alkaline Evamor spring water (pH9) for beneficial detoxification. It is what I am using at the moment to try to alkalinize my family’s bodies. I buy it buy the case – several a week, while I am trying to make up my mind about which water-production system I am going to choose (it’s taken years of research and saving, if I choose an expensive one).
At the moment, I am contemplating an interim system, where my water will be better than tap water, modified in pH by the addition of Evamor and having a better ORP, magnetic and molecular structural profile. More on these another time.
I do NOT include mineral waters, even if they are in glass. Most of the “minerals” in these waters are not usable by our bodies. They are inorganic minerals and burden our kidneys greatly to try to eliminate them.
How to wean yourself off the caffeine, sugar-highs, brain damaging artificial sweeteners, and get yourself onto the healthy water regimen? That’s the big question! You’ve become ADDICTED to these other substances!
Treat it like any other addiction. Make yourself a mathematical matrix — in effect, a schedule to decrease your use of any of the substances — day by day, for about 2 -3 weeks. Hopefully, you will avoid any withdrawl symptoms, by regularly tapering-off in a time frame where you are able to accomplish it and start feeling benefit soon. Start using home-made soups and home-made juices to provide you with variety along with your best waters.
As you decrease the deleterious beverages, increase your use of natural waters. This will help to begin to detoxify you from the deleterious residues the other beverages left. (You may have some healing reactions now and later, as your body detoxifies itself from these problem “foods”.)
If you insist on keeping fruit juices, then make sure you use:
___ low glycemic index fruits
___ organic fruit
___ add some young, green coconut water and flesh
___ dilute the commercial juices even further at 1/3 juice to 2/3 water or aim to reach that concentration. It is easy to quaff a large glass of juice, but that could contain the juice of 12 – 20 fruits or so, which you would usually not be sitting down to eat all-at-once! Fruit juices are very deceptive, and they are a fractionalized food; much of the nutrition is left behind in the fruit and peels, and is not used in juice. They also have a low satiety factor, so you keep wanting to eat or drink even though you have imbibed a lot of calories at the usually-recommended dilution concentration.
Vegetable juices are much healthier. They still are fractionalized and you do not get the benefits of fiber, like eating the real vegetables, but if you are bored with just water (while waiting for your natural taste-bud sensitivity to return — when you will crave water and recognize its Health and Life affirming qualities), then use vegetable juices and have fun inventing combinations you like. There are several sites where you can get ideas, and Calbom’s book is a classic. Always use a little lemon or lime juice in your recipes to stabilize color and to create some alkalinity in the recipe.
Glacial milks (high mountain glacial water with the ground colloidal minerals the glacier is producing from the rock as it moves forward) from the Himalayas are thought to be a prime reason for the longevity of the Hunzas of Pakistan — one of the world’s longest-lived peoples in their Shangri-La mountain home. And, in the Pacific Northwest, in Washington state, Mount Rainier’s glacial milk colloids are also being bottled as Serac. Rainier’s regular, pristine water is also available as Tahoma water. See website below.
The milk (water) from young green coconuts is one of the most nutritious foods on earth. It is Nature’s sports drink! And, evidently the electrolyte balance of young coconut water (Buko juice) is so perfect, it mirrors the solutions used for blood transfusions, as quoted from http://idealbite.com/tiplibrary/archives/somethings_in_the_water/
Fruits and vegetables contain valuable, already filtered, all-ready for your cells bio-water. So use them wisely and you get the bio-water when eating the raw fruits and vegetables, too. They don’t have to be juiced, just chew them well. Making them into popsicles can let you include some of the original pulp etc, not just the juice; it is a sneaky and fun way to eat your juice more healthily.
Also remember that coconut water from young green coconuts, glacial milks and home-made soups are great beverages, but your actual water intake needs to gradually rise to 1 quart of water per every 30 pounds of bodyweight, unless you have kidney trouble (consult a physician).
Actual water consumption is all that counts, because most other fluids have a dehydrating aspect to them or require body water to digest them or neutralize them.
Best to all — Em
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