Tap water, is it good for you?
In today's review, we're talking about tap water. Is tap water good for you?
We're going to dive into that, and I'm going to share with you some results that you may or may not have known already. Some may surprise you but we’ll get to it.
So, tap water, is it good for you?
The answer is pretty simple. At its current state, when it comes right out of the faucet, no. It's not. But it could be and we’re gonna get to that.
There are a couple of reasons why.
The first reason is that tap water is oxidizing. It is highly oxidant, almost at the level of sodas, depending on where you're at in the world. And why is oxidation so bad? Well, some of the effects of oxidation are:
Creating inflammation (making us sicker)
A good example of oxidation is this banana:
Oxidation is making us rust, it is making us age faster, and this banana is the real-time example of how oxidation works.
But to test if the tap water is really oxidizing, we’re going to use an ORP meter which measures oxidation-reduction potential.
Oxidative reduction potential basically shows the water’s ability or inability to reduce oxidation. Any number that is positive means that the water is creating oxidation in your body, thus leading to aging, sickness, and diseases.
So let’s see how our tap water stands in our test.
That’s a pretty bad result. But what's more that you should know about?
Chlorine and Fluoride
Besides that, there are hundreds of byproducts and all types of chemicals used to treat our tap water.
One of the most “popular” ones is chlorine.
Our wastewater systems end up with tons of wastewater that have to be treated. That’s where the chlorine comes into play. Chlorine is a poisonous gas used to kill bacterias and viruses to disinfect the water.
And why is this important?
Maybe it’s better if someone who lost both parents to cancer and radiation speaks for me.
“I would never drink tap water unless it was an emergency. The story about municipal water systems and the poisons that inhabit them would require an entire book to explain and document… The cancer risk among those drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than those who do not. Most tap water also contains fluoride. Fluoride is a byproduct of the aluminum industry, is a deadly poison, and is added to our water systems because of decades-old, fabricated reports stating that it was good for developing teeth of children”.
So, to check if the tap water has chlorine, let’s put some chlorine-reactive drops and see if our water really contains it, or it’s just a big myth.
As you can see, the water turned yellow, and that indicates the presence of chlorine.
Even though chlorine is used to kill bad stuff as pathogens in your water, it doesn’t work that simply.
Chlorine also removes all the minerals and living organisms that actually do good for you. And as I am a living organism, let’s see how reagent drop will react with water if I simply put my hand into the cup.
The water stayed the same color. As you see, the chlorine disappeared.
It's in my hand. And as far as I know - I’m not toxic. But chlorine doesn’t know that.
So once again, is your tap water good?
It's not good at this state. The way it is now, coming straight from the tap, no.
And you probably want to know what’s in your tap water. Well, the good people from the EWG Water Database did that for you!
If you would like to know more about the tap water in your area, visit the EWG Water Database and check what’s in your tap water by simply entering your zip code (the US only).
Can we make tap water good?
Absolutely. The first step is filtering your water to get rid of the chlorine and all those bad particles you are drinking daily.
But the water will still stay in its oxidizing state.
What can we do about this?
How can we make it antioxidant? How can we make our tap water work for us, not against us?
Can our water become an antioxidant, kind of like our fruits, veggies, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E?
To help you finding out how I made a report about the five properties every healthy water has. I personally use these tools in my life right now!
If you want something that's better, water that actually improves your health and life quality, contact me and do the best for your well-being!
The answer is - yes, it can!