purest water possible

Note: Sorry to readers about the gap in posts.  This week has been pretty busy, but I hope to get back to posts every 1-2 days.

Today’s news includes another way that you can distinguish yourself from less worthy peers: boutique water.  A New York City shop has a 7-step ultrafiltration unit to purify NYC tap water into “pure water”.  The taste is supposedly “‘fluffy’ with a ‘smooth’ finish”, which might be fine and good, but that’s the taste of flushing out your body’s minerals and nutrients!  My understanding is that this equipment is basically laboratory-grade water purification, which I have used quite a bit, but have never drunk.  As most of you probably know, all water naturally has dissolved minerals — cations and anions like sodium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, and sulfate — that provide most of the flavor as well as the osmotic balance for the body’s cells.  If you consume ultrapure water in large quantities, you could potentially flush out most of your cells’ nutrients and minerals via osmosis!  (Just drinking large quantities of water alone will do this, too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication).

Ah, but if the palate knows, it knows.  I happen to know that New York City has some of the best tap water in the world, and it comes much cheaper than any boutique water…

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