When you drink water, you are not just drinking water-no, far from it. Every time you drink water, you do so in response to a call from your body for the benefits of water.
Your body can be likened to a biological machine which is constantly aware of its optimum state and always trying to maintain it. There is a whole biological process known as homeostasis that is devoted to maintaining this all-important state of physical and chemical balance throughout the body.
Ideally, water should do much more than merely quench your thirst, and lower your body temperature. Nature intended much more! Water should:
• Present a way of combatting extreme acidity in our bodies.
• Be a viable source of micronutrients such as calcium and magnesium.
• Act as a soothing balm for those suffering from throat infections and colds.
Indeed, when your body asks for water, it is clamoring for much more than just a glass of water!
It is clamoring for all the benefits that our prehistoric forefathers gained by drinking from free running streams. Healthy, natural drinking water was one of the chief reasons the average cavemen developed the physique necessary to ensure the continuation of our species in spite of the harsh terrain.
They drank water the way nature intended for them to drink it.
Nobody should drink from free running streams today, for obvious reasons. However, we can still gain all the best from our drinking water by applying a simple trick.
By storing our water in clay water containers or carafes, we can naturalize it.
What does this mean? Isn’t our water natural?
Not completely. In order to do away with all the effects of pollution, our drinking water goes through a rigorous treatment process that leaves it without some of the great health benefits present in water that occurs freely in nature.
Some of the benefits of drinking water through a clay dispenser include:
1. Mineralized Alkaline Water
The alkaline nature of clay and the micronutrients it contains have a marvelous effect on water that is stored in clay dispensers. The rigorous purification process that we subject our tap water to usually leaves it slightly acidic in nature. The alkaline clay balances out this excess acidity and releases micro-nutrients, leveling up the pH within a healthy range of 7.3 and 7.5.
This is significant for several reasons, not least of which is the fact that the pH of healthy human blood and naturally occurring stream water has been found to fall within this same range.
‘Alkaline water’ combined with micro-nutrients, has been gaining popularity in recent times for the many benefits it offers including anti-aging effects, relief from gastronomic problems, anti-cancer effects, detoxification, and energy boosting, to name a few.
2. Naturally Cooled Water
There is a growing pool of research that suggests that refrigerated water may have an adverse effect on the throat. With clay dispensers, this does not have to be a problem. The porous nature of clay allows evaporation of water stored within a clay dispenser or carafe.
Since the heat energy necessary for evaporation comes from the water itself, evaporation causes the water to cool. Clay dispensers thus offer a quirky advantage: the water stored within grows cooler, with increasing surrounding temperatures. This easily presents a healthier alternative to refrigerated water during the hot, humid period of summer.
3. Purified Water
Water stored in clay dispensers tastes as fresh as spring water. Another effect of the purification process we subject our drinking water to is a slight tang due to the presence of chlorine. Clay dispensers restore the freshness of drinking water by absorbing this chlorine. The result is water that tastes as fresh as that from a mountain spring. Many people who have taken to drinking water stored in clay dispensers report this same fresh, revitalizing taste.
4. Healthier Water
Much like a river bed, clay is full of calcium. Calcium is a micronutrient that is crucial for several metabolic processes, and functions in the body like the formation and strengthening of bones. Storing water in clay dispensers reinforces the presence of this micronutrient, meaning healthier water overall.
Out of all the containers, you can store your water in, clay dispensers offer the most benefits by far.