Most of us are not getting enough magnesium for optimum health. Symptoms of low magnesium levels can include fatigue, headaches, depression, lethargy, anxiety, behavioral disturbances, loss of memory and cognitive function, loss of appetite, nausea and even seizures. Magnesium plays a HUGE metabolic role in our overall health and yet; most of us are living with dangerously low levels!
There is one culprit to blame for our low magnesium levels that is almost always overlooked…WATER. Potassium, calcium and magnesium are minerals naturally found in water and water is intended to the primary source of our supply of these minerals. Unfortunately, most of us are drinking water that has absolutely no minerals whatsoever in an effort to remove other harmful things.
If you’re drinking commercially bottled water, reverse osmosis water, distilled water, water filtered through your refrigerator or water passed through a pitcher filter like Brita or Zero; you’re doing a whole lot more harm than you are good in the process.
What’s In (and NOT in) Your Water?
Most bottled water has undergone reverse osmosis treatment which means that all of the trace minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium are long gone. Water without minerals is worthless to the human body. You won’t die of thirst if you replace water with another not-so-healthy choice, but your body won’t function properly without healthy water naturally laced with minerals.
If you’re like 75% of Americans who are low in magnesium then you need to STOP DRINKING BOTTLED WATER and replace it instead with water that can actually benefit the human body, The fact that water is naturally laced with minerals was not a design error and eliminating these minerals will cost you.
There are many reasons to stop drinking bottled water other than your need for calcium, potassium and magnesium. Here are just a few to get you thinking:
1. It is costing you a small fortune. You’re spending anywhere from $5.00 to $10.00 a gallon on bottled water ($5:00 if you buy in bulk and up to $10.00 a gallon if you buy individual bottles. The average American spends $640.00 a year on bottled water alone and most of America is chronically dehydrated because they aren’t consuming enough water. . Imagine what they would spend if they actually consumed the amount of water the body needs!
2. It’s destroying the health of our children (and their parents). There is no disputing the chemical exposure that comes from drinking out of toxic plastic bottles. In time, you (and the next generation) WILL pay the price for this exposure. It isn’t a matter of if…it’s a matter of when.
3. Most bottled water IS tap water. Companies like Coca-Cola, Nestle and Pepsi all tap the local water sources and then sell it back to you. Don’t let labels that contain words like “Spring” or “Natural” fool you. How does it feel to be buying water twice?
4. It’s wasteful. It takes 4 liters of water (approximately 135 ounces) to produce a one liter bottle of water. Three liters to produce the bottle and 1 more to fill it up. It also takes one cup of crude oil to produce the same bottle. With billions of water bottles being produced and sold each year, it’s no wonder we have concerns over our resources.
5. It’s destroying our planet. Only about 10% of the plastic bottles purchased in the U.S. ever make it to recycling. This has little to do with where people are disposing of them and everything to do with the fact that there is no market for the plastic. China was our biggest purchaser of plastic bottles until they realized that they were creating a water problem of their own by dumping the toxic runoff of recycling into their water supply. Most of the plastics that have been cleaned, separated and neatly placed in blue recycling containers don’t ever make it past the dump.
So… now that you know that water without minerals is BAD for your health and you understand commercially bottled water is not good for your health, your wallet or your planet, are you really going to continue drinking it? If your answer is “yes”, I’m just wondering if you’ve considered counseling for your addiction?