Why is it important to drink water?
- Adequate water consumption is one key to a healthy body. Every living cell in your body depends on it for nourishment, elimination of waste, insulation, and cooling.
- Our bodies are nothing but a constant flow of water. The average 70kg adult body contains 35 to 45 litres of water? Almost 2/3rds of our body weight is "water weight". Our Blood is 83% water, Muscles are 75% water, The brain is 74% water, Bone is 22% water.·
- Hydration creates cognitive efficiency. A 2% drop in body water can trigger short term memory loss.·
- The number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue is lack of water.·
- The more water you drink the less sleep you need.·
- Muscle cramps during exercise are frequently the result of too little blood and oxygen circulating to the muscles due to an inadequate intake of fluid. Without adequate fluids, the
body cannot produce sweat necessary to cool down its temperature. Heat stroke due to dehydration can result.·
- Dehydration causes stress and stress causes further dehydration.·
- Is the most important ingredient assisting us in the metabolism of our bodies.·
- Helps suppress appetite for dieters.·
- emoves waste and toxins out of our bodies.·
- Without adequate fluids, the body cannot produce sweat necessary to cool down its temperature. Heat stroke due to dehydration can result.·
- Is exceptionally important in maintaining the body temperature.
- Since approximately 2 to 2 1/2 litres of body fluids are lost per day through sweat breathing, and urination, it is recommended that the average adult consume at least 8 to 10 - 250 ml glasses of water daily.
What is bottled water?
Water is called "bottled water" if it meets all federal and state standards, is sealed in a sanitary container and sold for human consumption. Some bottled water includes carbonation, which can occur naturally in the water or be added by the bottler. Flavours, extracts and essences - derived from spice or fruit - can be added to bottled water, but these additions must comprise less than one percent by weight of the final product. Beverages containing more than the one-percent-by-weight flavour limit are soft drinks, not bottled water. Bottled water cannot contain sweetened or additives (other than flavours, extracts or essences) and must be calorie-free and sugar-free. In addition, most bottled waters are sodium free or include "very low" amounts of sodium.
What are the different types of bottled water?
There are several varieties of bottled water, including: artesian water, mineral water, sparkling water, spring water, well water and purified water;
Artesian Water: Bottled water from a well that taps a confined aquifer (a water-bearing underground layer of rock or sand), which stands above the normal water table.
Mineral Water: Bottled water originating from geologically and physically protect underground water source. Mineral water must contain mineral and/or trace Elements that make it clearly distinguishable from other types of water.
This content must remain constant in the water's original state at the point of emergence from the source.
Sparkling Water: Bottled water containing carbon dioxide, which occurs naturally or is added following emergence from the source.
(An important note: soda water, seltzer water and tonic water are not considered bottled waters. They are regulated separately, may contain sugar and calories, and are considered soft drinks.)
Bottled water that flows naturally from an underground source to the surface of the earth. Spring water must be collected directly from the spring, or from a bore-hole that is adjacent to the natural point of emergence.Spring water collected by pump, or any other device applying external force, must retain all the properties of, and be of the same composition and quality as, the water flowing naturally to the surface,
Well Water: Bottled water collected from an aquifer through a hole bored, drilled or otherwise constructed in the ground.
Purified Water: Bottled water produced by distillation, de-ionisation, reverse
Osmosis, or another suitable process that meets the definition of purified water in the Australian Pharmacopoeia. Water that meets this definition, and is vaporized then condensed, may be labelled "distilled water.
How long can I store bottled water?
The NSW Health dept has not established a shelf life for bottled water. Bottled water can be used indefinitely If stored properly.
What is the proper way to store bottled water?
Bottled water should be stored in a cool (i.e. room temperature), dry environment away from chemicals such as household cleaning products and away from solvents such as gasoline, paint thinners and other toxic materials.
Why not just drink tap water?
- Tap water quality is inconsistent at best, and suffers from several disadvantages.
- First, municipal tap water is usually treated with chlorine, which makes the water taste bitter.
- Second, tap water flows through pipes, which in older buildings may contain lead. Its quality is not guaranteed by the time it reaches you. Further more the supplies are often threatened by industrialization, agriculture, and natural disasters.
- Bottled water, on the other hand, offers a more consistent, superior taste compared to tap water. It contains no lead or other harmful chemicals, and no chlorine is used during the purification process.
- The sealed bottle also protects the water, so what you get in the bottle is the same water as the source. And lets not forget the convenience of having both hot and cold water offered by our service.
- While boiling tap water kills some harmful bacteria, it does not remove any other chemicals or minerals that may make the water taste objectionable, or may be hazardous to your health. Boiling tap water is also inconvenient and wastes energy and time.
What about water filters?
Pitcher filters will remove chlorine and other objectionable/harmful chemicals from tap water, but they often leave black particles in the water. While not harmful, some people consider them to be objectionable. Also, the filters must be replaced every two months to retain optimal performance.
Interesting Water Facts
- The total amount of water on earth has remained constant for thousands of years, this means that the only water we will ever have in the world is what we have right now. The water you drink might well have been a drink for the dinosaurs.·
- In a 100 year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months in the form of ice, 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere. ·
- 80% of the Earth's surface is made up of water. More than 97 percent of this is in the oceans: 2 percent is locked in polar icecaps: and less than 1 percent is in freshwater lakes, streams and groundwater. ·
- According to Japanese research scientist Dr Masaru Emoto, the quality of human life is directly connected to water quality. Water easily takes on the vibrations and energy of it's environment, whether toxic or naturally pristine. View Dr Emoto’s Messages From Water
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