Summer is approaching fast, and the temperatures are rising daily, and Brits will be doing their best to stay cool when the weather turns hot.
It’s even more important to ensure you are hydrated when the temperature rises, including on the outside too! But drinking plenty of water isn’t just good for keeping us cool it is essential for maintaining good gut health.
Studies have shown that there are up to 1,000 species of bacteria in the human gut microbiome, which can weigh as much as 1-2kg, and they are all important in determining your current and future health status. Since 70 per cent of your immune system comes from your gut, we have some tips to ensure you stay healthy this summer.
Not only does the type and source of water make a difference, but also what you drink it out of. You can also hydrate yourself better by choosing what types of food you eat too, such as watermelon, grapefruit and strawberries, and veggies like cucumber, celery and leafy greens such as spinach, kale, iceberg and romaine lettuce.
Glass is best
Most metal drinking bottles are labelled as made from stainless steel, but some of them can be made from aluminium, and may even contain neurotoxins such as mercury or lead, which have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Try our stainless steel water bottles with filter, or else go for glass water bottles as they are leach-proof from harmful metals and plastics, and will help preserve your gut health.
Mineral water vs. Alkaline water
Mineral water comes from protected underground sources, and delivers magnesium, calcium, sodium, and other beneficial mineralsand trace elements naturally unaltered, and can help build and maintain strong bones and nerve function.
It can also have a positive effect on intestinal gut microbiota on anti-obesity, intestinal abnormal fermentation, acid indigestion, chronic diarrhoea, constipation, dyspepsia, lipid metabolism, and glucose metabolism in patients with Type 2 diabetes compared to drinking tap water.
Alkaline water, unlike mineral water, typically has a pH of 9.5 and above, which naturally lowers your stomach acidity, helping to kill unwanted gut bacteria and expels undesirable pathogens from entering the bloodstream.
Visit our site today to see our alkaline water filters and more information!