You can live weeks without food. But you can only live a few days without water.
Water makes up about 60% of who you are. It’s the essence of life.
More so, it’s the essence of the organs inside your body that allow you to live every day. And if you take care of those organs, they can help you to live free from disease and illness.
Water forms 83% of the lungs, 79% of muscles and kidneys, 73% of the brain and the heart, 64% of the skin and even 31% of the bones.
Yet, over 230 million Americans — about three-fourths of the population — don’t drink enough water daily. This can lead to chronic dehydration.
And when your organs don’t have enough water to function, your body will let you know.
If you are mild or moderately dehydrated, you may notice a dry mouth, lightheadedness, dry skin or muscle cramps, among other symptoms.
But if you ignore those signs, you can find yourself at risk of organ damage and other health issues. Think kidney stones, changes in blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, rapid breathing, joint/muscle damage and even delirium.
We don’t want any of that to happen to you. Especially when you can nip it in the bud even before the earliest signs of dehydration show themselves.
And you can even do so in a delicious way!
The average person should be drinking between eight and 10 cups of water a day, and probably more if you live an active lifestyle that causes you to sweat a lot.
For many, drinking this much water is difficult simply because of the fact that it’s boring.
Especially when you live in a world where you can get any flavor of drink imaginable at the corner store within minutes.
So today, I want to kill two birds with one stone.
I want to show you a way to inject a little "excitement" into your daily water intake. And at the same time, I’ll show you a source of water that’s superior to the regular tap.
I want to talk about mineral water.
Usually, your relationship with mineral water begins and ends at a fancy restaurant. When the waiter brings you that mysterious green bottle, it causes you to question, "What’s so magical about THIS water? It’s just fizzy."
Well, it’s not magic. And it usually isn’t free.
But believe it or not, mineral water packs a host of health benefits that you just can’t find in ordinary tap water.
First and foremost, high-quality mineral water comes from natural spring waters in isolated areas of the world. Why is that so magical? Because they haven’t been exposed to heavy pollution or soiled with chemicals by the government.
It’s pure and clean, the way nature intended.
The real power of mineral water is in, I bet you guessed it, the minerals!
Your body relies on minerals to conduct and generate billions of tiny electrical impulses.
Without these impulses, not a single muscle would be able to function.
Don’t forget, your heart is a muscle and desperately needs these minerals.
Your brain would not work correctly, and your cells would not be able to use osmosis to balance your water pressure and absorb nutrients.
Unfortunately, naturally occurring, nutrient-rich soil is becoming increasingly rare. And that is affecting the quality of the plants we eat.
Aggressive modern farming has brought many of the earth’s minerals to the surface, where they have been washed away.
Simply put, you’re not getting the same amount of beneficial minerals from the food you eat as your grandparents and their grandparents before them did.
Mineral water is packed with beneficial minerals such as magnesium, sulfur, calcium, lithium, bicarbonate and many more.
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My favorite brand of mineral water is San Pellegrino.
San Pellegrino water has been around since the 1300s. It flows from three springs from a mineral water basin at the foot of a dolomite mountain in Italy.
Their quality is unparalleled when it comes to extraction, transportation and bottling.
You can find San Pellegrino at almost any grocery in their iconic glass green bottles.
Mineral water doesn’t need to completely replace your daily water intake. But it is a delicious and healthy way to stay hydrated.
Do you currently drink mineral water? Are you thinking about adding into your diet? Let us know!
Happy and healthy investing,