First things first, I’d love for you to take a look at what is in your tap water. You can visit the website www.ewg.org/tapwater and enter your 5 digit zip code to learn about what is in your tap water. Please remember, what is legally allowed in your drinking water is far from what is best from your body. Please also know that most commercial filters like Brita or even the Berkey water filter are not doing an adequate job of removing toxins and radioactive elements from your water. The only truly safe water to drink is distilled water and whether you do that yourself with an in-home water distiller or you buy plastic jugs of distilled water is up to you. But the safest water again is distilled water.
How much water should we be drinking? At least half of your body weight in ounces but I would ask that you watch the color of your urine as a better indicator of hydration. Unless you are taking handfuls of vitamins especially B vitamins, which will turn your urine electric yellow, your goal should be urine that is close to clear. If you are peeing dark yellow you are not hydrated adequately.
How to get it done? I like to use my 30-ounce Yeti mug for a few reasons. It keeps my water cold, I know exactly how much I’m drinking, and at this point because I have only used this mug for the last few months it has become an ingrained daily habit. First thing in the morning I fill up my water while I’m making my coffee. I like my beverages to be functional so I’m always adding products like CellCore’s hydroxygen, minerals, or mitoATP to my water. (www.cellcore.com )I also find that when I have taken the extra step to add products to my water I do not want to waste the water and I’m sure to drink it all. Also please remember if you are not pooping at least once a day (preferably twice a day) make sure you are drinking extra.
So in a nutshell:
- Drink more water: at least half of your body weight in ounces so that your urine is close to clear in color.
- Shoot for distilled water as your gold standard. Remember most bottled waters are not regulated and can contain plenty of toxins and radioactive elements. The best choice in bottled water is Smart Water because it is distilled water. You can go to mypurewater.com if you are considering a home water distiller. Place your order over the phone and use my name for a discount. You can also purchase one gallon or five gallon jugs of distilled water fairly easily. Please remember that accumulated toxins from drinking tap water can be a very big source of illness in the body.
- It is a great idea to have a dedicated cup or mug for water. Knowing how many ounces your container holds will help you meet your daily goals.
- Use a straw if you like that. Many of my clients find they drink more water when they have a cup with a straw in it.
I just released a podcast episode with a little bit more information. You can listen H E R E
Follow along on Instagram for more on water: www.instagram.com/melissahallklepacki