We all know we need to drink clean water. Proper hydration helps joints stay lubricated for better mobility and more enjoyable exercise. It helps alleviate brain foggy and flushes toxins from the body. If you’ve not realized it yet, water is essential to health and life. Here’s a great article from Dr. Mercola on issues related to water and how to distinguish the best choice for your family.
Once you understand the importance of clean water, the issue becomes how to get a consistent and inexpensive supply! Our family chose to buy the Berkey filtration system and we love it. We are not affiliates with Berkey, and purchased ours from Amazon here.
The Berkey was an easy choice for us because it filters everything we were concerned about, after checking the water reports for our local municipal water system. And at $288.xx for the complete system shipped to our home, it was the deal we were looking for as well.
We also purchased an extra glass dispenser to sit beside the Berkey which holds excess water. With three water-drinking adults in our home, we run through 2-3 gallons of water minimum per day, and the extra reservoir is a necessity.
The Berkely water filter system, equipped with gravity fed carbon BB9 filters, is so powerful it is categorized as a water purifier far exceeding the performance breadth and depth of normal water filters. Add to this the incredible lifespan of a BB9 black Berkey Filter element… 3,000 gallons per element, it was an easy decision for our family. We currently have 2 arsenic and 2 BB9 filters in our Big Berkey.
Once you have a filter in place, there are some simple things you can do to increase water intake! Consider using a tracking app or planner to help you take in that 80+ ounces a day. My Purposeful Planner has a tracking block, which has helped me be more mindful about how much I’m actually drinking in a day! Corie’s Purposeful Planners are actually on sale right now, and you can get a few dollars off by using this affiliate link!
Once you have your water goals set, there are some tips, tricks and hacks that can keep you drinking throughout the day! Adding a Vitality oil to your water can make a huge difference in flavor! In this post on the Young Living blog, you can read about fun ways to etch recycled water bottles, and different essential oils that can give your water a kick!
My personal Vitality favorites are 2 drops each Lime, Spearmint, Peppermint and Citrus Fresh in 32 oz. of water! I call it Mojito water. 🙂
And finally, if you are really looking to health-ify your water consumption, check out the Hydrogize Hydrogen-Generating Water Bottle from Young Living! Hydrogen water is a popular beverage in Japan, where it is used to support proper hydration and access all the benefits that come from drinking water. Proper hydration helps joints stay lubricated for better mobility and more enjoyable exercise.
If you want to know the real benefits of hydrogen water, you’ll need to google “hydrogen water” and check out the research that we are not permitted to link on this post!
I hope you have been inspired to add more clean water to your daily routine, and that you seek simple solutions for better health every day!
Until next time, drink up!