Drinking water and tea in moderation

Do you filter your water and boil it? Do you buy PET plastic bottles and canned drinks? Do you eat tinned foods?

Raise your cups and glasses. Most people have an awareness of such topics or are at least familiar with them. Yet statistics paint a different picture of people’s everyday lives. People drink tap water in good faith. After all, the quality of local water often appears to be good or very good. Switzerland is often referred to as “a reservoir in the middle of Europe.” Parameters are trusted there.

However, we know by now that due to extensive farming, the water quality in many places should be carefully assessed!

We need to be more alert and take a closer look. That requires effort but is worth it.

Many food products are processed in order to add flavour. As they are consumed less, food products that have not been sweetened as much, as well as natural ones and those featuring bitter substances, which may be more expensive, are often not on offer. In my view, low-alcohol beer is not much worse than standard beer. Similar principles apply to many food and drink products. Admittedly, less content can lead to higher prices, but this is not always the case! Innovative and highly varied products have been in line with the market for some time. The transition to vegetarian, vegan and health-oriented products is being driven forward at the political level and is now being broadly supported by the economic system. A “gold-rush mood” has taken hold. Food laboratories and new brands are springing up all around the world.

Are natural products per se better than vegetables and fruit grown indoors?

These days, innovative indoor agriculture options are available with the corresponding technology for plants that would not be as suited to being grown outdoors. In addition, these methods allow various forms of environmental pollution to be systematically eliminated. Many countries are investing in indoor food farms that can predominantly be self-sufficiently operated using solar and wind energy. In mountain regions, the use of hydropower could allow experimental parks to be installed in underground spaces. Façades, underground facilities and roofs could also be used in cities. In this way, we can utilise the existing conditions in a more economical way while reducing world hunger and actively protecting the environment. Incorporating indoor agriculture means that less goods will have to be transported and imported. A sustainable, local economic system is possible if the will is there. Cows, sheep, goats, lamas, donkeys, horses and chickens will not become extinct as a result. On the contrary, livestock living conditions will significantly improve. Humans will live in greater harmony with nature. There will be more earth available for reforestation, which is urgently needed. This will positively affect the health of humans and animals and minimise the effects of climate change. This is self-explanatory, tangible and actionable without having to make significant adjustments, carried out in the private sphere, and on the side, as a sustainable pastime, as it were.

We have plenty of other recommendations, including regular exercise and skipping the odd meal from time to time. Overconsumption has a negative impact on budgets and health and is questionable from an environmental standpoint. Even older individuals can reap the benefits of a small sprint every now and then. Those with pre-existing conditions should, of course, take care. After receiving clearance, you can access relevant information about the activities that can be regularly practised without difficulty and those that will materially improve your cognitive skills. You can find useful and interesting information on this topic on the Internet by searching for the keywords “BDNF” or “human growth hormone”. For example, you can learn about activities that will support the body’s own (as well as other) processes and have a significant positive impact on these. Woodland, water, fresh air – these things are good for us all. They reduce the burden of the state and relieve some of the pressure on health systems.

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