Drink up! It's one way to good health
CHINESE philosopher Lao Tzu once said: "Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield."
He added: "As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: What is soft is strong."
Indeed, water is a powerful element and a vital source of life.
And we all know that drinking lots of water is crucial to one's health and well-being - after all, up to 70 per cent of our bodies is made up of H2O.
Not getting sufficient water will result in dehydration and a slower metabolism. Lack of water causes cell activities within the body to become sluggish due to acidic-waste build-up, which can cause various ageing diseases such as arthritis, gout, high blood pressure, and heart and kidney diseases.
And did you know that the older you get, the less the body retains water?
Thus, the quality of water we consume is very important, and plays a role in anti-ageing, according to Dr C. L. Yap, the founder of Kemp Trading. The company, founded in 1988, specialises in alkaline water ionisers.
Ionised alkaline water is said to permeate more easily into cells and the bloodstream, as well as improve blood circulation and cell activity.
Rich in ionic minerals and abundant in anti-oxidants, it is an excellent fighter against the effects of ageing, keeping skin moist and preventing sagging.
It is also believed that the anti-oxidants in alkaline water play a role in preventing skin pigmentation and other ailments.
Talk about drinking your way to good health.
Kemp's products are priced between $1,388 and $2,888.
Visit www.kemptrading.com or call 6272-5337 for more information. Alternatively, visit Kemp's showroom at 10 Anson Road, #02-86, International Plaza.