Our municipal water comes from Lake Ontario and it is cleaned and treated to ensure safe drinking water for all of us. The treatment process includes adding chlorine to neutralize any harmful microorganisms and fluoride for supposed dental health benefits. While many of us would rather avoid harmful chemicals like chlorine and fluoride, for some sensitive individuals, these chemicals can be downright harmful.
For years, Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store in Toronto (Etobicoke) has been providing our customers with Santeria water filters that remove chlorine from your tap water while also enriching it with minerals. We are pleased to announce that Santevia has just recently released a new filter that also removes fluoride. This filter is compatible with the Santevia Countertop and Dispenser Model (compatible with most commercial water coolers).
Once chlorine and fluoride are removed, beneficial and alkaline forming minerals are added to the water. A lot of water purifying systems are very good at removing harmful chemicals but not all add the good stuff back in. Both distilled and reverse osmosis water are clean but do not provide the body with the alkalizing trace minerals essential for health.
Drinking Santevia alkaline water is beneficial for many reasons including:
- Immune system boost
- Restoring pH balance
- Aiding digestion and weight control
- Promoting bone and heart health
Our standard diet is usually skewed in favour of acid forming foods which makes keeping our pH balanced very hard. Meat, bread, pasta, rice, alcohol, coffee, pop, milk, milk cheese, sweets are all acid forming and in the long run acidity in the body may result in joint pain, bone loss, heart issues, premature aging etc. Changing your diet to include more fresh fruit and veggies as well as drinking alkaline water can help you easily get back on track.