Many of us take this clear fluid for granted. In fact, you might even hear some people say, “I don’t like water” when referring to their beverage of choice. This is troubling, since water is necessary for life. Clean water has the potential to improve our overall health, whereas dirty water can actually cause major health problems.
In developed countries, we don’t have many concerns about where to find clean drinking water. Filtering systems allow us to enjoy healthy, clean water anytime we want. Yet we take it for granted.
“In developing countries, about 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.” Countries without access to clean water have higher instances of health problems that are the result of consuming harmful bacteria that exists in their water. We often forget about the importance of clean water for our health because water-related disease is not a major concern for us.
Clean water provides us with proper hydration, keeps us healthy, assists the kidneys with removing toxins, and even improves our energy levels. Yet, we often reach for sugary drinks because we prefer the taste over clean water, something essential for our health and wellbeing.
It’s a basic human right to have access to clean water, yet many don’t have it. We are fortunate to have clean water readily available and should remember how important it is for our overall health. So, we challenge you today to reconsider the way you look at water. It’s fuel for not only for our produce and animals, but for our own bodies as well. It’s something we should appreciate and choose to consume daily for a healthier body and mind.