What about minerals in our water don’t our bodies need them? Can water maybe be too pure? Minerals in water are probably the most talked about and most controversial issue when it comes to water purification. Some times people won’t even consider the possibility of a good water purifier fearing that they would lose vital minerals from their drinking water. Below is an in-depth look at minerals in the water, the difference between these various kinds of minerals and also an explanation of why we believe it is better to have mineral-free water.
Two Different kinds of Minerals.
The first important part of understanding minerals in water is to know the difference between Organic and Inorganic minerals. Inorganic minerals are minerals that never lived and are unable to bring life into our cells. They have a covalent bond which the body cannot break down. They are metals and the body treats them more as toxins than as nutrients. Our body as cells reject inorganic minerals and deposit it in various tissues: Organs, joints, bones and the circulatory system.
These inorganic minerals that have been rejected by the body can lead to kidney stones, gallstones, ossification of the brain, arthritis, heart disease and the hardening of arteries! Organic minerals are those which come from that which is living or has lived and 16 of these organic minerals are essential elements of the human body. When we eat an apple or any other fruit or vegetable, that substance is living, for it has a certain life span after it has been picked. The same is true of animal foods, such as fish, milk, cheese and eggs. Animals obtain their organic minerals from plants. We, humans, obtain our organic minerals from both plants and animals. Only a living plant has the power to extract inorganic minerals from the earth and sun and change them into organic minerals. No animal or human can do this. If you were stranded on an uninhabited island where nothing was growing, you would starve to death.