One of the best things you can do for your body is consume more water. You want to flush out toxins that enter your body. Why not choose water that holds more of those toxins and leaves nothing behind? By always having a gallon of distilled water ready to drink, you’re able to increase your daily distilled water consumption.
Are You Drinking Enough?
Some say you should be drinking 8 glasses (that’s 8-8oz. glasses of water), others say you should drink a gallon or more per day. Whatever method you use, when you’re feeling really thirsty, that’s a sign that you’re not drinking nearly enough.
You don’t want to drink water until your stomach explodes and if you’re going to be out and about, you don’t want to drink so much that you have to keep taking a bathroom break. A really good approach is to drink water throughout the day. If you don’t hit a certain number, don’t worry about it. By drinking more water on a daily basis, you’ll realize that some days you’re barely hitting 8 glasses of water and other days you’re probably closer to drinking a gallon and a half. Don’t obsess over the number, just try to drink more water until you’re hitting the numbers your body feels it needs.
Why Not Tap Water?
Just in case you haven’t read any of my other posts, the reason why you don’t want to drink tap water at high volumes is because you have so many contaminants in tap water that it seems to leave more toxins behind than flush them out of your body.
Tap Water has so many contaminants. Here’s a few things you may find:
- Heavy Metals
- Bacteria and Viruses
- and much, much more
If you’re trying to flush out toxins from your body, doesn’t it seem counterproductive to drink water that leaves even more toxins in than it actually flushes out?
The More “Empty” Your Water Is, The More Effectively It Flushes Out The Body
The reason why tap water should be your water choice is because, when it comes to things in your water, distilled water has NOTHING in it because everything has been left behind during the distillation process. Some say that distilled water leeches minerals from the body, but this is only inorganic minerals (minerals that your body can’t fully absorb anyway). Being that distilled water has nothing added, it is very mineral deficient. Wanna know how to solve this problem? Don’t look to your water for a mineral source! All the food you eat, choose foods that can give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs.
Water is meant to flush out the body to keep it running at it’s optimal level. If you’re consuming tap water all day long, you don’t know what this is. Tap water has so many things in it that it may be leaving a ton of things behind when it passes your body. This may also be a reason why no matter how healthy a person is, they end up with some type of disease. Sometimes it’s not the food your eating (or lacking) but the type of water you use to flush your body out.
Another function water serves is lubricating the body. Being that we lose a lot of water by sweating, breathing, urinating, defecating, etc., we need to put water back into our bodies so our bodies can remain functioning properly. When the body is not well-lubricated, it can break down on you causing a set of other problems.
Drinking Only Distilled Water Can Get Very Expensive
Most people who drink distilled water drink it by buying it from their grocery store. This can be very good for the body, but it can be very expensive over time. If you were to drink one gallon a day, that’s about $1 per gallon a day. That’s $365 a year. We spend about that much each month on food, but you can actually save thousands of dollars a year by owning your very own water distiller that can cost about a year’s worth of distilled water if you’re drinking or using one gallon a day.
So how can it save you thousands if you’re spending only $365? Well, think about it, if you’re only drinking a gallon a day of distilled water, if you have the machine, you may also cook with distilled water. You may make your teas, coffees, soups, etc with distilled water. If you’re a regular coffee drinking, you may be using about half a gallon at a time when you make your coffee.
The best part is it doesn’t ruin the taste of your food or drinks when you use distilled water instead of tap water. By using distilled water instead of tap water, at least you know that the only thing added to your food is whatever you put in it. By using tap water, you have added “ingredients” in your food before you added your own.
If You’re Not A Water Drinker, Here’s What You Can Do…
Just because you’re not drinking water, doesn’t mean you’re not hydrating your body. You may not like drinking plain water, but you can drink a whole gallon of orange juice. Plain water is very important because it flushes out the stuff that other foods and toxins leaves behind. Being that we consume a lot of salt (even if the food doesn’t taste salty), we dehydrate our bodies and need to put that water back in. When you drink plain water, it doesn’t add extra sodium (salt) into our bodies but gives our bodies the hydration it needs. Drinking juice is okay and it gives you added nutrients that water doesn’t have, but being that it has so many vitamins and other things in it, it won’t flush your body out as effectively as water does.
So being that we got that out of the way, let me give you a tip that can help you increase your consumption of good old H20.
For the first few weeks, don’t focus on drinking 8 8-ounce glasses of water, instead, drink at least 8 ounces of water after you wake up and a few hours before you go to bed.
When you wake up, after you brush your teeth, this is a really good time to do it (make sure you’re pouring yourself 8 ounces of distilled water and not drinking the stuff coming from the tap while you’re brushing your teeth). The last 8 ounces of water to drink could be about 2-3 hours before you go to sleep. This can prevent you from using that bathroom in the middle of your sleep.
Do this until you can drink 2 8-ounce cups of distilled water without a problem.
If you can consistently drink 1 8-oz cup of distilled water after you brush your teeth and one 8-ounce cup about 2-3 hours before you go to bed, increase it to 16 ounces after you brush your teeth and 16 ounces about 2-3 hours before you go to bed. Drinking 16 ounces of water is very easy being that a lot of the beverages we consume are usually between 12-20 ounces when we go to restaurants or stores. It helps if you have your favorite cup when you do this.
Do this until you can drink 2 16-ounce cups of distilled water effortlessly.
The best thing to do is buy a 32-oz. bottle that you can carry around with you that has a top with a tight seal. After you brush your teeth, start drinking your first 32 ounces of water. You don’t have to chug it down. As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t try to chug it to get it out of the way because you don’t want to treat it like you’re forcing yourself. When you force yourself, you tend to give up a lot easier. Take as long as you need to finish that first 32 ounces of water. Once you’re done with that bottle, pour yourself another 32 ounces. You want to finish your second 32 ounces of water at least 3-4 hours before you go to bed. Being that you’re consuming more water, you want to give yourself a little more time to finish drinking your water before you go to bed to keep you from pissing like a race horse in the middle of the night.
Once you’re able to consume 2 32-oz. bottles of distilled water, you see how easy it really is to get 8 cups of water a day.
“How About A Gallon Of Distilled Water A Day?”
For those of you who want to drink a full gallon of distilled water per day may think it’s humanly impossible… especially if you’re not even able to drink 8 8-oz. glasses of water. But from the example above, you now see that if you can drink 2 32-oz. bottles of water a day, getting your 8 glasses of water a day is very simple. If you can finish 2 32-oz. bottles of water a day, you’re halfway there.
Being that you’re already drinking a 32 oz. bottle of water after you brush your teeth and 3-4 hours before you go to bed, you can squeeze in another 2 32-oz. bottles in the middle of the day.
Being that we’re not always at home, you may feel it’s more convenient to take your 32 oz. bottle with you, along with a gallon jug of distilled water. They sell empty gallon jugs online, so you’ll be able to make your distilled water and take it with you on the go. If you want to go the extra mile, you can have a cooler with an ice pack in your car so your water can stay cold for hours.
After you brush your teeth, try to finish your first 32 ounces of water before you leave the house for work. Take your 32 oz. bottle with you and your gallon jug of water. Keep the cooler in your car so you can store your gallon jug and keep it cold. Try to finish your second 32 ounces of water about 4 hours into your shift. The third 32 ounces can be finished on the remaining 4 hours of your shift.
This whole time you may notice you’re going to the bathroom more frequently. If you work at a job where you can’t go to the bathroom frequently, you may want to stick to only drinking one 32 oz. bottle of water within 8 hours of your shift. Most jobs don’t like their employees taking frequent bathroom breaks… even it’s for legitimate reasons.
As far as the last of your gallon (it’s going to be a little under 32 ounces), try to finish that about 3-4 hours before your go to sleep.
You will be running to the bathroom throughout the day, but this is what it feels like to flush out your system. If you’re working out, you’ll sweat out a lot of that water and be running to the bathroom. It can get very annoying to go to the bathroom so much throughout the day, but this is what happens when you drink a gallon of water a day.
This Is The Reason Why You Want To Have Your Own Water Distiller
If you’re consuming a gallon of water a day alone, you still want to cook and drink hot beverages with distilled water. This can get very expensive over time. By having your own water distiller, where you can make your distilled water whenever you want throughout the day, it’s easier and cheaper to do it this way and store all your water in the empty gallon jugs.
It’s so much easier to make your water in advance so you will always have a gallon of water to consume and use for other purposes. Your water distiller will not be one of those pieces of home machinery that sits somewhere and collects dust.
When I bought my water distiller, it got used multiple times throughout the day. Some machines can’t handle constant daily use. This is why you want to invest in a really good machine that will last you for years to come.
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