Summer Golf Tournaments: 5 Tips About Healthy Drinking Water

imageThis Friday Flop Shop focuses on summer junior golf tournaments and 5 tips about healthy water. Not all drinking water is equal. Some water is barely tolerable, some are better and some are best. As parents one of the decisions we must address is whether or not we will choose to take control of our family’s health. I encourage you to take control. A healthy athlete has a better chance for success and less risk of injury. (photo from

Here,’s an article from Dr. Mercola about how much water to drink.

There are a million rabbits to chase here, so let’s stay on task and learn about proper drinking water:

1. healthy drinking water should contain as many beneficial minerals as possible.

2. it should not contain any heavy metals, as in mercury, found in lead water pipes or chlorine, added by many cities for purification or fluoride, added for alleged dental health benefits. Our belief is that these, among other elements, are toxic and should be avoided at all costs.

3. it should not contain any sweeteners, natural or artificial. Sucralose, aspartame, Splenda are some of the many artificial sweeteners to be avoided.

image4. do not drink distilled water since it is totally void of nutrients and actually leaches them from your body.

5. read the label of the brands on the shelves. If you don’t know what something is, look it up.

Finding healthy water takes some effort, but it really isn’t that hard. There are many home water purification systems and most do a good job of minimizing heavy metals and chlorine. Getting rid of fluoride may require an add-on to any given system. Costco has a home system for about $150.00, but it may not remove fluoride. Another company that we can recommend is Berkey Filters. They have an easy-to-install home system that requires an add-on to remove fluoride.

That’s it for today. See you on #1 tee and you better have healthy water in that bottle… Sam

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