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Choose to Drink Clean, Pure Water While Fasting

By Kellyann Petrucci, Patrick Flynn

One of the simplest ways you can make a difference in your fasting outcome to lose weight and get healthier is to listen to your body — and choose to drink clean, pure water. You may not have access to pure stream or river water, but you can get close.

Your body needs pure, clean water without chorine, fluoride, and toxins. The best way to get this kind of water is through a water filtration system. Knowing what’s in your water and what needs to be filtered out is a good place to start, and this is where water testing comes in.

If you don’t want to test your water, at the very least, make sure the filtration removes the following:

  • Arsenic

  • Chlorine

  • Chloroform

  • E. coli

  • Fluoride

  • Nitrites and nitrates

  • Radon

You can choose from a system that filters the water in one area of your house or a whole-house filtration system. The best-case scenario is to make sure all the water in your house is filtered, including bath water and cooking water. Choose a system that fits your personal needs and budget.

Don’t replace drinking water from the tap with bottled water. Water bottles aren’t an alternative because the plastic packaging pollutes your body and the world. The chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates contained in plastics are dangerous to your health.

Even low levels of these chemicals cause disease and can create hormonal disturbances. Also, 40 percent of bottled water is simply taken from municipal tap water, so most bottled water is really nothing more than tap water in toxic bottles.