Do I need the minerals that are in my tap water?
There are a variety of opinions and research done on this matter. You can decide for yourself, but what we have gleaned from our research is:
Foods are loaded with nutrients, and provide the minerals and vitamins our bodies need, as nature intended!
Dr. Henry A. Schroeder,
"The minerals which the human body needs that are in the water are INSIGNIFICANT compared to those found in food".
Inorganic Versus Organic -
There are 120 inorganic elements that make up the earth's surface. Inorganic minerals are referred to as salts or mineral salts. When these inorganic minerals are dissolved in water they are referred to or called "total dissolved solids" or, abbreviated, TDS. Throughout our lives we have been taught that we need minerals in our diet; no one disputes this need. However, many dispute the correct source and composition needed to supply our bodies with these necessary minerals.
Should these minerals be organic or inorganic?
Many feel that our drinking water is a good source of minerals need by the human body. Is this so? Should we depend on our drinking water or our food to supply our minerals?
ARTICLES about MINERALS in WATER
YOUR WATER AND YOUR HEALTH, DR. ALLEN E. BANIK WITH CARLSON WADE
Mineral waters vs. pure waters
It is believed that mineral waters help furnish mineral elements for body metabolism. But there is scientific proof to suggest that many of these minerals are in an inorganic (dead) form While they may enter the circulation, they cannot be used in the physiological process of building the human cell. These inorganic minerals only interfere with the delicate and complex biology of the body. They may also overwork the kidneys.
For example, it would be biologically impossible to nourish the body with iron by taking "iron filings" or any other form of inorganic iron. The best way to nourish the body with iron is through fresh and, preferably, raw fruits and vegetables.
With this in mind, we can see that mineral water may giving "dead" or "inorganic" minerals to the body which cannot be properly assimilated.
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