Article #1: The Importance Of Pure Water by John H. Tilden, M.D
Water is not looked upon as food by laymen, but it should be classed with food. It certainly is fully as important. An individual may live 40 to 100 days without food whereas survival beyond seven days without water is unlikely.
Water should be obtained from normal food sources as much as possible. It is easy enough to get our water needs from fresh fruits and vegetables, as most of these foods carry about 90% water.
The amount of water taken into the system by the average person amounts to from three to four pints daily. This can vary under different circumstances. In the summer more fluid is used than in the winter. Water is utilized by the body as a refrigerant through evaporation and, consequently, we require more in the summer. On the other hand we are more inclined to consume higher water content foods in the summer such as melons, peaches, grapes, tomatoes, etc.
Laborers consume more water, of course, because physical labor generates internal heat that must be reduced through evaporating water from the lungs and skin.
Water Is Actually a Food
Water enters into the composition of every tissue and forms about 65% of the weight of the body. It is obvious that this percentage must vary in different individuals for many reasons.
Water should be recognized as one of the most important foods, for it is essential to the body.
Water Should Be Pure
Rainwater is soft and supposed to be the purest of natural water, though this is doubtful due to widespread air pollution. Few people relish the taste of rainwater, for it has a peculiar taste. The fact of the matter is that most people are accustomed to water with some mineral content that gives it a little taste; but, on the other hand, they will shun waters of heavy mineral content, especially if those minerals be gypsum, sulphur, iron, etc.
Minerals in Water Clog Up Body
What is called "hard water" is in fact water that is heavily laden with minerals. Wells in limy sections of the world furnish water heavily charged with lime. Such water is not good to drink. People in such locales will be troubled with limy deposits in the body if they drink such water.
It is necessary to secure as pure water as possible. It is just as necessary as securing pure food. Nothing should be taken into the body that is not as pure as can be had. Impure water is the source of many diseases and general body degeneration.
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