Let Water, in All its Forms, Power you

by Lynell Cavner, Owner & Master Certified Bowen Practitioner, Lynell & Company

Hydroelectric power: Water flowing downhill, clearing and cleaning its path along the way and turning mechanical energy into electricity. The structure that houses the turbines, the generators and into which the pipes feed is called the “Powerhouse.”

Think of your body in this way — being a “powerhouse.”

Hydration is needed for flushing out toxins, regulating body temperature, as well as maintaining strength and endurance. It helps with blood oxygen circulation, lubrication of the bones, tissues and joints, as well as nutrient absorption, which aids in focus and alertness.

For those who are not big water drinkers, there are some excellent foods that have high-water content. However, drinking a glass of water is definitely the best way to replenish fluid loss.

Below are a few of the water-filled foods:

  • Watermelon, 92% water content
  • Strawberries, 91% water content
  • Cantaloupe, 90% water content
  • Peaches, 89% water content
  • Oranges, 88% water content
  • Cucumbers, 95% water content
  • Lettuce, 96% water content
  • Zucchini, 94% water content
  • Celery, 95% water content
  • Tomato, 94% water content
  • Bell pepper, 92% water content
  • Cauliflower, 92% water content
  • Cabbage, 92% water content
  • Grapefruit, 88% water content

Having a glass of fresh clean water is still the best way to hydrate your powerhouse. Not all water is cleaned equally. There are differences between purified water, distilled water, regular tap water and mineral water.

For example, purified water is just that, most contaminants have been removed using filters such as charcoal. However, if not maintained and replaced properly, the contaminants sneak back in.

Distilled water involves boiling water and collecting the steam that returns to water upon cooling. It is very effective at removing all contaminants; however, it also removes all the beneficial minerals.

Regular tap water is relatively safe because most public drinking water is closely regulated. However, the quality will vary depending on where you live.

Then there is mineral water, which comes from natural underground reservoirs and springs and is full of minerals because it is bottled at its source. The types and amounts of minerals depend on where the water comes from so the benefits and flavor will vary greatly.

Remember to do your research and choose wisely for the water that will serve your “powerhouse” the best.