Are a regular tap water drinker but would like to compare the difference with alkaline water? Well, you’re in the right place then. I’ll show you what you’re really drinking and why alkaline water should be a serious consideration. |
What’s In Tap Water?
If you compare Sydney tap water (or any tap water in Australia) with tap water around the world, you have to admit the water quality is pretty good. It’s a sad fact that there are still so many countries that can’t get access to potable water – a human right. We’re very fortunate in Australia to be able to drink from the tap and not fall ill..well not yet. You see, although you can drink tap water, there’s a difference between drinkable water and healthy water and it’s the difference between merely surviving, and thriving.
As you know, Sydney tap water contains fluoride. Many argue that fluoride helps you maintain healthy teeth (which I don’t believe) but the fact is, fluoride is a toxic waste – a known neurotoxin that causes brain damage and lowers IQ.¹ Fluoride has been dubbed the silent killer² and although won’t happen overnight, it will in the long term. I’ve covered this in more depth in my previous post you can read here.
Tap water also contains chlorine to kill microorganisms. Ingesting chlorine every day is a bad idea. According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, the cancer risk to people who drink chlorinated water is 93 per cent higher than those whose water does not contain chlorine. What’s more concerning is that it produces disinfection byproducts which are 100 times more toxic than chlorine. Scientists have discovered that toxic chemical byproducts form when these disinfectants react with natural organic matter like decaying vegetation in the source water. The most common disinfectant byproducts formed when chlorine is used are trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids.³ They’re carcinogenic and have been shown to cause cancer in animal tests. Two studies have also concluded that lifetime consumption of chlorinated tap water can more than double the risk of bladder and rectal cancers in certain individuals.ˆ
How Does Alkaline Water Differ
I’ll only be covering natural alkaline water here as man-made alkaline water is different. Alkaline water is becoming increasingly popular among health enthusiasts as there are so many benefits (I’ve covered this in a previous post here so I won’t go in depth).
Natural alkaline water does contain chlorine and may contain fluoride but these are naturally occurring. Adding a substance to water and finding it naturally is like comparing sea water to water with salt added to it. One is a natural source with full of life, the other a synthetic concoction made to resemble what Mother Nature already perfected. If fluoride is found naturally it’s usually calcium fluoride not silicofluoride added to tap water which is 85 times more toxic.
More importantly alkaline water is far more effective in creating an alkaline environment that prevents the growth of disease and cancer. Dr Otto Warburg, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate discovered viruses, bacteria and fungus cannot live in an alkaline environment but thrive in an acidic one. This has a lot to do with the mineral composition. Alkaline waters contain higher amounts of alkaline minerals while lower in acidic minerals. These minerals so important to your body help neutralise acidic waste and flush them out safely.
While you can survive on tap water, it puts a burden on your body to eliminate toxins such as fluoride and chlorine. Alkaline water nourishes your body and sets you up to thrive. The choice is yours.
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