Drink plenty of water…oh wait, maybe not

One of the most basic tenets of post-angioplasty health these days is to drink plenty of water. I was told to drink at least two liters a day, about 64 ounces, which I pretty much do regularly, if for no other reason than there’s not much I can eat during a given day, so water has become my snack.

My Super Big Gulp days are over when it comes to diet soda, I given it up for water on the advice of nutritionists...who didn't mention arsenic in water could be a cause of my heart troubles.
My Super Big Gulp days are over when it comes to diet soda, I given it up for water on the advice of nutritionists…who didn’t mention arsenic in water could be a cause of my heart troubles.

So imagine how I felt in reading a recent New York Times article saying that the very water I drink could have caused my heart problems!!!

It seems some drinking water has arsenic in it and arsenic can cause heart problems (to simplify the article a bit). I have no idea what the arsenic levels of the water I drink is. By and large, its water from Lake Michigan, I’ve never seen arsenic levels discussed there. It’s a topic more commonly for well water which can have other harmful elements as well.

So here’s another time when the nutrition Nazis may have been giving me bad, or at least incomplete, information. No wonder they frustrate me.
John

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