I have been hearing and reading about water and it’s role in fighting The Virus. Don’t get me wrong, I am big supporter of daily water intake for health but I think we have to know the facts. Here’s some brutal honesty… Stop buying cases of bottled water. The environment will thank you and your pocket book will be richer. 

Myths

1. Corona bugs live in tap water. NO. Our tap water in North American is filtered, clean and safe. 

2. Drink water every 15 minutes so that your stomach acid will kill the virus. NO. If this were true, we would then be saying that there is only one door for entry, the GI tract. WRONG, most transmission has been through the nostrils and throat. A clinical epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine says that this theory is full of leaks! By the way, better have a bathroom close by, uh-oh, toilet paper stocks going down. It’s a vicious cycle. 

3. Boil your water to kill the virus . NO. The Centre for Disease Control has clearly stated the water sources are safe and no boiling is needed. Unless, you want a hot toddy!

The Facts

1. Corona bugs can live on tap handles and fountain knobs. Wipe ’em down. And fill your water bottle. And wash your hands.

2. Water is Life. We need 2 litres or 8 glasses of water a day. Keeps our skin moist, our kidneys pumped, our brains alive, our muscle reactive, our joints lubricated and our lungs mucous-free. It is also the best treatment for hang-overs, constipation and weight gain…now we’re talking!

3. We don’t need to buy cases of bottled water. When do we buy water ? When we think there is going to be a contaminant to our water supply…tornadoes, volcanoes, monsoon storms…not there folks. 

A Tip for Drinking More Water

I like Invigorated Water…new term, it means that you add something healthy to your water to give it flavour and pizzazz and maybe some nutrients. My favourite cold water is infused with lime and pomegranates and my favourite hot water is masala chai tea.

As Leonardo da Vinci said “Water is the driving force of nature” so drink your tap water, spice it up , wash your hands and stay hydrated. 

Any suggestions for getting your daily water intake up?

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