It is a hot summer day and you have been working outside in the yard and have worked up a sweat. You walk into the house and grab a glass and go to the fridge and get you a tall glass of ice water.
There is nothing that compares to a tall glass of ice water after you have been working outside for a while. Even while on dialysis when I had been working outside it was still refreshing even though I was on a fluid restriction. Instead of a tall glass I would grab a small glass and sip it slowly and the great thing about that is I could taste what was in the water.
So what is in the water that comes from a water appliance such as a fridge read on and find out.
Please note that this portion of the blog was written by: Robert and Jack Slovak and Lyle Hartman.
What about minerals: Does the drinking water appliance remove them, and if so, aren’t
they needed for health?
Many home water devices claim that they leave so called “beneficial” minerals in, considering it an
advantageous feature. Distillers, on the other hand, claim they remove all “objectionable” minerals and
consider it an advantage. Sounds confusing, doesn’t it?
The subject of mineral in water is one over which there is much controversy. There is even disagreement among health authorities. To help you decide for yourself consider the following information:
A. Minerals in water exist as mineral salts or so called inorganic minerals. This form of minerals is not nearly as biological acceptable to the human body as are the organic forms of minerals found in all foods and quality mineral supplements. Instead of existing in the salt form (e.g., Calcium, Carbonate, Magnesium Sulfate) the useful minerals in food are linked with proteins and natural sugars (e.g., Zinc, Protein Chelate, Calcium Lactate). Check the label on any quality mineral supplement and it will contain the organic mineral form for best assimilation.
B. Some inorganic minerals are harmful to human health and no water treatment process can
separate those from the inorganic minerals that are not harmful. Examples of inorganic
minerals that are harmful are sodium, nitrates, sulfates and toxic metals.
C. Excess inorganic minerals in water are responsible for bad taste, salty taste and metallic taste.
D. Excess inorganic minerals are responsible for reducing the thirst quenching ability of water.
E. Excess inorganic minerals interact with almost every food and beverage, detracting from its flavor. That is why virtually all packaged beverages, including soft drinks and beer, are made with water very low in inorganic minerals to insure the best flavor possible.
F. Even if minerals in water were in a good form, their amount is small compared to that found in foods. An eight-ounce glass of milk typically contains more calcium and magnesium than five gallons of water.