This post has been sponsored by Starkey Spring Water. All opinions are always my own.
Most of us know that our bodies are made of over 70% water. So it should come as no surprise to us that drinking enough water every day is the easiest thing we can do for our health. However, in order to take advantage of the benefits of drinking water, you must make sure you’re drinking the best water you can get. There are big differences between the best spring water, distilled water, and filtered water from the tap.
The Benefits of Drinking Water
The benefits of drinking water (especially when it’s hot out) include allowing for the proper functioning of your organs. Whether you like to drink your water plain or you prefer lemon water to improve your digestion, the quality can make all the difference.
Tap water is something that we avoid whenever we can. It is littered with chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides, and those things are not good for us. So many of us spend a lot of time and energy on the best foods for healing, but we completely overlook the type of water we consume daily.
Since our family’s main goal right now is health, we have to make sure that everything we put into our mouths is the highest quality available.
Spring water is nature’s amazing way of providing the best water for us, while adding minerals that we need. The water picks up minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and sodium as it passes through rocks and soil. The natural levels of minerals in pure spring water are gentle, and they help the body absorb the water fully instead of it just passing through.
What about Distilled Water?
Distilled water is pure water, which doesn’t exist in nature. It is void of chemicals, drugs, and toxins- however it also doesn’t have any minerals in it either. Nature provides these minerals for a reason; to buffer it, alkalize it, and kill pathogens that collect in it. The body uses these minerals to help with proper water absorption and assisting in the function of body systems.
Distilled water might quench your thirst, but won’t adequately hydrate your body and cells. Getting all of the benefits of drinking water can only happen if you choose water that will fully hydrate your body.
Dehydration is Serious Business
Dehydration occurs when we don’t get enough water into our body and our cells. It can lead to many complications, including urinary tract infections, kidney disease, impaired cognitive performance, skin problems, cardiovascular issues, chronic disease, and a sluggish gastrointestinal system. Our bodies just function better overall with an abundance of high quality water.
Starkey Spring Water goes beyond a babbling brook somewhere out in the woods. It actually comes from deep in the earth; more than two miles below the surface where it’s been naturally filtered for more than 11,000 years.
The water is completely pure, no technology or man-made process behind it. The benefits of drinking water directly as Mother Nature intended are endless, and Starkey’s water is lightly mineralized, with an alkaline pH of 9.6.
We really enjoyed taking Starkey Spring Water to the playground with us on these hot summer days here in South Carolina. It helped make the heat more bearable, and we were able to rehydrate quicker than we normally did.
It was also really refreshing during our hikes along the Carolina Thread Trail, though the glass bottles made it quite a bit heavier to carry. I do applaud their efforts to minimize plastic use, but for active outings, I would suggest getting their plastic bottles. You can get Starkey Water at Whole Foods!
To get the full benefits of drinking water, it’s so important to know what you’re putting in your body. Everything we consume either helps to lead us to health or to illness, whether it’s food, water, air, or body products we use.
What’s your favorite kind of drinking water?