Last time we discussed exercise and interval training and today I would like to talk about what type of water you should drink while you are exercising, or any time for that matter.
And I want to talk about distilled water specifically because I often see people drinking huge bottles of distilled water when they are training in the gym. There are a few things that you absolutley need to know about distilled water.
First of all, distilled water is free of any dissolved minerals. And because of this, it has the special property of being able to actively absorb toxins and eliminate them from your body. Now, this is a good thing but you should only use it for this purpose very occasionally and for 2 or 3 weeks at a time.
The more distilled water a person drinks the more acidic their body becomes. And this is not good for your health.
Distilled water also cause a rapid loss of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride) and trace minerals (magnesium, calcium) from your body, deficiencies of which can cause heart beat irregularities and high blood pressure. Continued use can lead to an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, heart disease, and a whole list of degenerative diseases associated with pre-mature aging.
And if you cook with distilled water it will absorb all the good things (vitamins, minerals) from your food, and you should also know that most of the popular soft drinks are manufactured using distilled water.
So what kind of water is best for you to drink? Reverse osmosis water is neutral and safe for you to drink. But, charcoal filtered water is the best. Charcoal filtered water will not deplete your body of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes and it is slightly alkaline (the opposite of acidic) which is healthy for you. So you can safely drink this water all day long.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me. Remember that consultations and posture checks are always free of charge which we offer as a community service.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
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