The NHS spends at least 5.1 billion annually to fight health issues caused by obesity, according to the OHA (Obesity Health Alliance). Yet, it appears
The NHS spends at least 5.1 billion annually to fight health issues caused by obesity, according to the OHA (Obesity Health Alliance). Yet, it appears to be an uphill battle, as it is estimated that “9 out of 10 British adults and two-thirds of children will be overweight or obese by the middle of this century”.
It is a sure fact that whatever we put into our bodies has an impact on our health. If we are able to control what we fill our bodies with, so many of the modern illnesses we know of today would be eradicated.
We are constantly being bombarded with information about the food that we eat and how bad it is for us, including sugar, fat, processed food and fast food. But when it comes to the most essential source of nutrition — water — there is hardly anyone talking about how the wrong type of water, just like the wrong type of food, can destroy your health in many ways.
What many don’t realise is that drinking the wrong water can play a vital role in keeping you from losing that excess weight. In this article, we delve into the reasons for this, along with what you can do about it.
How the Water That You Drink Is Keeping You from Losing Weight
There are hundreds of pollutants in your tap water that are difficult to remove and end up entering your body when you drink water. These can cause health issues in the long run and even trigger weight gain. With the average human body made up of 50-65% of water, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that the quality of the water we drink has a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.
Professor Adam Carey, a professor of nutrition at Leeds Metropolitan University, breaks down the process by which these pollutants end up in our body, along with the effect it has on our body:
- The chemicals used during the cleaning process promote the accumulation of body fat by altering the typical activity of our hormones.
- The purification process for water before it reaches our taps removes harmful microorganisms and mycobacteria, but the water filtration system cannot remove each of the sixty thousand chemicals added to water during the purification process.
- Oestrogen, the primary female sex hormone that regulates the reproductive system, is one of the chemicals used during the purification process. This hormone also advocates the storage of fat in your body, contributing to higher levels of body fat.
The Benefits of Distilled Water for Weight Loss
We spoke about the effects of oestrogen intake through tap water on your body. But there’s more: fluoride, lead, mercury and chlorine, among the many other elements found in tap water, can all potentially cause damage to your body.
If you are overweight, there will be an excess of material in your fat tissues and organs. Your best solution is to drink distilled water to flush it away and detoxify your body, enabling you to regain a healthy life.
Distilled water is the purest form of water there is — this means you are not adding toxins to your body that it won’t be able to absorb.
ViaFosa, which advocates drinking purified water, spoke of the process of distilling water: “Distillation begins with boiling water to produce vapour. When water is boiled, harmful bacteria and toxins that are found in your average tap water are destroyed. Almost all of the contaminants and bacteria found in water have a higher boiling point than water. This means that, when the water boils and evaporates, the contaminants are left behind. The water is then both completely vaporized and separated from the unwanted chemicals and toxins. This vapour is then put into a clean container, where it condenses back into pure liquid water.”
Removing your water of these contaminants ensures that you aren’t hindering your body’s natural ability to burn fat. This includes sodium or potassium which, while not necessarily toxic, cause water retention, making it harder for you to shift those stubborn pounds. Drinking distilled water will flush out inorganic compounds and toxins, clear excess fat cells in the bloodstream and improve the speed at which nutrients are absorbed by the body.