PR for People Monthly September 2017 - Page 38

Nothing is considered too good for you, your family, and perhaps your guests. From the designer fabric and furniture, to the designer clothes, down to the chef-inspired designed food, all play a part in the makeup and personality of your entertaining. But what about the one thing we always put into our body that keeps us going? I’m speaking about the designer water.

Have you really paid attention to what you are pouring down your throats and into your body? Consumers spend an incredible amount of money on the bottled stuff. You can’t go into a store and not see hundreds of different plastic bottles filling the shelves. So how do you know what is the best water for your needs? Do you require natural spring water? Water with electrolytes in it? Hydrating water? Water that is PH balanced. Alkaline water? Carbonated water or plain tap water? Just how much of this is garbage and how much is real? At the end of this article is some of the worlds top bottled water, preferred by gourmands. Just remember water replenishes every sequence of the body and our bodies are controlled by electrolytes. Some of the main minerals that are in electrolytes are magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium, most of which are found in mineral water. There is specific electrolyte replacement packs and water on the market if your body needs more but usually mineral water contains all a body needs

As we breathe, sweat, digest food, we lose water and every cell in our body uses water to maintain temperature, bodily functions and simply to live, so it is important to drink as much water as we can. It protects your tissues, spinal cord and joints and helps remove wastes.

What are you looking for when purchasing water? For one, you want it to come from an artesian well, or natural bottled water source. The more natural without hands in it, chemicals, additives, the better. Artesian well water uses sandstone or other stone as the aquifer, which is a natural filter.

Mineral water contains no more than 250 parts per million of dissolved solids, trace elements and minerals. No other minerals can be added in addition to what is there. Usually this type of water contains magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Spring water comes from an underground source and is collected at the spring source or by a tapping system.

Sparkling waters contains carbon dioxide naturally but some manufacturers add it back in after processing.

Don’t buy water from municipal sources, city sources or water labeled as distilled water, purified water. It is the same as your tap water. Tap water is disinfected to protect us from bacteria and toxins. With disinfecting comes DBP or disinfectant by products which can interact with organic matter causing havoc in our systems. Plus the quality is not there. Also pay attention to the label. Where does it come from? Is it in a bottle labeled with a warning containing BPA or is it a bottle labeled PET which has been considered safe.

Designer Water

by Chef Mary Beth Johnson, CEPC, CCC