How to Detox with Purified Water


Drinking plenty of purified water is a simple and essential method of detoxification. The 8-12 glasses daily that we recommend will help detoxification by flushing toxins from your body via the kidneys. Most other drinks that you commonly consume are likely to contain caffeine, sugar, or chemical additives, and are better avoided.

Use only purified water

Make sure your drinking water is purified. Bottled spring water can be used as a substitute, though it may not be quite as reliably pure, and will definitely end up being more expensive in the long run. tjnpurified water may be full of many of the toxins you are trying to avoid, such as agrochemicals, fluoride and heavy metals. Water may also travel through pipes made of copper or (less frequently) of lead, and can contain high levels of these metals too.

Toxins actually become concentrated when water is boiled, so boiling your water is not an alternative to purifying; indeed water that is used for cooking and hot drinks must be purified before being put into the kettle or saucepan. Vegetables also need to be washed and cooked in purified water, and if you add 25 ml of vinegar to 500 ml of water, this will help to remove surface lead. Soaking the vegies is not a good idea, as it will leach nutrients.

When buying a water purifier, ask for reliable information on how well it removes contaminants. You need to know that it will remove a very high proportion (95 per cent or more) of all heavy metals, copper and iron, pesticides, herbicides, chlorine (and its by-products) and parasites.

We recommend either reverse osmosis or block activated carbon purifiers with a long water contact time (with or without ion exchange) as the most effective. They can be fitted to your tap so you can easily switch from purified water to unpurified, for washing up. There is no significant problem using unpurified water for dishwashing, so you can extend the life of your filter by only using it when necessary. However, it is important to rinse detergent from all dishes and pans. In most cases, the jug-type purifiers are not sufficiently effective, though some of the clay models are relatively thorough. You will need to find out how often the removable filter needs replacing, and mark this in your diary. Never let the filter go beyond its use-by date, as it may dump trapped toxins back into the water.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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