We hear about the Food Pyramid, but what is the Water Pyramid?
By just doing a couple of minutes of research on the internet, you will find hundreds of different food pyramids. That is because the food pyramid concept is around the corner for decades now.
It started somewhere in the 20th century and constantly evolved until today. In the last decades, other forms of representation have been used, like the famous “healthy eating plates”.
Over time, the food pyramid evolved with guidelines and recommendations from governments and nutrition experts. Mainly because of financial stakes and corruption, most of these food pyramid models are fundamentally wrong.
This is due to the fact that the human diet is and has always been subject to incredible stakes.
Those who are able to influence what humans eat can make a fortune out of it, not even talking about control and power over large populations.
The aggro-industrial lobbies are spending millions of dollars every year to influence those guidelines and recommendations in order to sell more of their products to millions of customers.
This deviates these guidelines and recommendations from their official purpose: scientifically expressing what is a healthy human diet.
This is why, there is more than ever the need for unbiased information coming from sources that are having zero conflicts or links of interest.
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In the meantime, let’s come back to the subject of this article: The water pyramid.
What is the water pyramid?
Contrary to what you could think, the water pyramid is not a village-scale solar still to distill water or some fancy method to “energize” the water. What we mean by the water pyramid is actually the same concept as the food pyramid but applied to water and drinks.
Therefore it is the visual representation of what a healthy human water and drinks consumption look like.
Why the water pyramid?
From what we found out from our research, nobody is talking about the water pyramid in reference to our water and drink intakes, therefore, we invented the concept of the water pyramid to address what we believe is a very important topic.
Water and drink intakes are largely underestimated compared to our food intakes. What we drink or not plays a huge role in our overall health yet most people are only concerned about what they eat.
Apart from the general saying “Drink plenty of water”, not much is said about what water, the water from food, the drinks and what are the healthy proportions of each one.
Not surprisingly, the same aggro-industrial lobbies that are spending millions of dollars every year to influence the version of the food pyramid, are not interested in the water pyramid. Why? Because there is not much money to make out of it compared to the billions they make with food.
The water pyramid
The water pyramid serves the same goals as the food pyramid, such as identifying:
- Overall view of the different sources
- Average quantities
- Priorities in the intake
It is not a way to determine the “menu” of what we will drink during the day. It is much more of a tool to understand the different sources of hydration we regularly need to stay healthy.
The water pyramid is composed of 3 categories :
- Pure water
- Food water
- Healthy drinks
What we mean by “pure water” is water free of contaminants. Natural water is never pure in the sense that it contains other elements, such as minerals, and that’s a good thing.
We are the only creatures on earth that consume thousands of beverages other than pure water, and inevitably we no longer drink pure water in sufficient quantities.
Sadly today, it is very rare to have access to naturally pure water, so most of us are forced to filter it efficiently.
Pure water should be our primary source of liquid, as it is the best water to ensure optimum hydration and, therefore, really quench our thirst.
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Our food water intake depends totally on our diet. If we adopt a healthy plant-based diet, we will automatically receive the best food water possible.
This is because a healthy plant-based diet contains a large proportion of organic fruits and vegetables.
These fruits and vegetables contain an average of 85% of water, meaning that if we eat around 1kg of fruits and vegetables every day, we get around 850 ml of quality food water.
Healthy beverages are really the icing on the cake. They are abundant, rich in flavors, and delicious!
Among them, we find:
- Herbal teas (including black, green, and white tea)
- Fruity waters
- Cereal coffees and other similar preparations
- Fermented drinks such as kombucha or kefir
There is no problem consuming many of them, but don’t forget that they don’t replace Pure water and Food water.
Purpose and Benefits of the water pyramid
The main benefit of the water pyramid is to be able to quickly visualize what our body needs in terms of water and drinks.
It is not a rigid representation of the proportions of water and drink intake, as it can fluctuate depending on where we live, what weather we are subject to, and what lifestyle we have.
But in any case, for all human beings, the water pyramid contains the 3 sources of water we need daily.
Also, it helps to quickly exclude all the toxic and the not recommended beverages like:
- Sodas and syrups
- Alcoholic drinks
- Industrial and pasteurized fruit juices
- Sugary drinks
If you want the best for your health, get in touch with a holistic natural health expert who will be able to give you personalized advice on your water and drink intake.
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