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Water Benefits Health News -- Pros and Cons of Drinking Rain Water
August 01, 2012

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #9

August 1, 2012

Hello, Water Friend,

I hope you are enjoying the summer and staying hydrated!

This is my first summer in Arizona in probably 25 years and I am actually enjoying the monsoon season! The thunder storms bring interesting clouds and much-needed rain to the desert, which brings me to my main topic for this issue: Rain Water.

Have you ever wondered if rain water is healthy to drink? I have asked myself that question this past month, so I did some more investigation.

A while back I shared an article about the benefits of drinking rain water to save money and conserve water. The feature article of this issue is about the health advantages and disadvantages of drinking rain water.

I look at four essential factors when determining the quality of source drinking water: (1) its cleanliness, (2) its mineral content and pH, (3) whether chemicals are added, and (4) its taste. The availability and/or cost of the water is also a factor in determining its value.

If rain water does not appeal to you, how about spring water, vitamin water, or ionized water?

You might want to check out the links below for related articles on the advantages and disadvantages of these types of drinking water.

To your health and hydration,

Nancy Hearn, CNC

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Table of Contents

  • Drinking Rain Water - Health Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Drinking Spring Water – Health Pros and Cons
  • Vitamin Water – Unhealthy Bottled Brands vs a Homemade Version
  • 3 Key Health Benefits of Ionized Water

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Drinking Rain Water - Health Advantages and Disadvantages

Millions of people around the world are drinking rain water. It is a relatively safe and inexpensive source of drinking water.

I am a big fan of harvesting rain water for household purposes, such as showering, bathing, laundering, watering lawns and gardens, and so forth.

One of the most notable health advantages of drinking rain water is that since it will not make contact with the ground, it will not contain most of the pesticides, herbicides, iron, calcium, magnesium, heavy metals and other contaminants that are often found in groundwater.

There is no question that harvesting rain water is an effective way to conserve water and save money. But it is healthy to drink?

Read more here . . .

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Related Articles by Nancy Hearn

Drinking Spring Water – Health Pros and Cons Distilled

Vitamin Water – Unhealthy Bottled Brands vs a Homemade Version

3 Key Health Benefits of Ionized Water

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Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of WaterBenefitsHealth.com, 4TotalWellness.com, and AntiagingWisely.com and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.

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P.S. If you have a specific question about water or health, please let me know what you want me to write about. Contact me at nancy@waterbenefitshealth.com and mention the newsletter.



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