Episode 046: Water – What You Need to Know for Fat Loss, Health & Longevity

In today’s episode we’re talking about water: why we need it and how it can hurt us. Yup, we’re taking a deep dive into water quality, why we need water filters, what’s very likely in our water and how we can protect our health with a high quality water filter.

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The Problem:

  • Most of us do not drink enough water
  • The water we do drink is often not as pure and clean as it should be
  • Even mild dehydration negatively impacts our health, metabolism, ability to focus, energy and more

The Solution:

  • Focus on foods rich in water
  • Assess the color of your urine and hydrate accordingly
  • Drink when you’re thirsty
  • Dissolve vitamin C in your bath water (1000 mg)

Resources:

Water Quality Reports

Water filter for your shower

Shower Filter Option 2

Kitchen Filter

Aquasana

Infusion Pitcher

La Croix water

Research:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10341188

http://www.ewg.org/search/site/water%20quality

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1739910/pdf/v057p00073.pdf

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/chlorine-cancer-and-heart-disease/

http://oem.bmj.com/content/60/6/385.full.pdf

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20 replies
  1. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Thanks Elizabeth, really good stuff here! Just curious, what are your thoughts on alkaline water? I’m surprised you didn’t mention anything in the podcast.

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    • Elizabeth Benton
      Elizabeth Benton says:

      Hi Michelle. There’s soooooooo much I could have gone into here but decided not to go into all the different types of water options because I wanted to really hit home a couple of major points: why we need water and why we need a water filter. I could do an entire episode on water options if you choose to purchase water (spring, well, alkaline, reverse osmosis, etc) but that would be easily an hour in and of itself. Sorry I just couldn’t cover everything. I think we lack quality research on alkaline water. Can it hurt? Nah. Is it going to have a tremendous benefit? Who knows. I’ve read arguments for or against but I can’t say that I personally have a strong opinion one way or another on it bc of the very mixed bag of data. For my own self, I like to stay focused on the big rocks and for me, filtering is a big rock. All the other options I haven’t spent a lot of time researching because I don’t feel they move the needle much either way. 🙂

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  2. Mary
    Mary says:

    Awesome info! Here’s a question which is probably “duh”… but if you infuse water with fruit, is that water no longer fat loss friendly? So basically do the carbs in the fruit get released into the water? It’s not one of my big rocks but fruit infused water is a new trend at work and can easily avoid it, but I enjoy it when I have it!

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  3. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Great podcast! It really got me thinking about our well water. I have been putting off getting a UV system for years, but your talk gave me the kick in the butt that I needed. I’ve arranged to have our water fully tested and will seriously weigh our options now. Thanks for the motivation!

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  4. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    You’re the best Elizabeth!!! Thank you for all you give to us!! P.s. excellent new workout song… ( no such thing) “impossible” by the group Building 429…. it’s really energetic and fun and positive!! Much like you are!!

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  5. Blanca
    Blanca says:

    Excellent podcast Elizabeth, thank you very much for sharing this information. Great content and really makes you think about health in general. I’m very into organic, grass fed, hormones free… but never thought about the water in my shower! Thank you very much!!!

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  6. Sharyl
    Sharyl says:

    Awesome podcast! Sorry was driving at the time so couldn’t take notes – what was the type of filter inspection that we wanted to look for? I need one for on the counter to purify drinking water and want to make sure I pick a good one.

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