Are you drinking clean water? Most of us don’t think about the water we drink. We turn on a tap, fill a glass, and drink.
But with more studies being done on bottled water and tap water we need to be more aware of what we are drinking. It is so important not to be afraid to drink water, we see dehydration now as a chronic symptom with clients. Unfortunately more people out there are confused about where they should get there water …
Do you drink bottled water but environmentally this is not good ? Do you worry about the chemicals in the tap water ?…. these concerns are real.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to find wholesome pure water. In a desperate attempt to find a way around the scandalous levels of poisons and impurities now found in domestic water supplies people are resorting to filtered and bottled water.
First we use look at the benefit from using A Water Filter Pitcher….
If you are looking for a low-cost water filtration for your home or office, a pitcher- style water filter is a great option. They can remove a number of contaminants from drinking water and significantly improve taste and odour. And a number of these kinds of pitchers also can make water more alkaline, a great benefit for overall health.
When considering filtration options, it’s always a good idea to have your water tested and then choose the best filtration option for you and your situation. If you need to remove lead or other heavy metals, you may need to investigate reverse osmosisor other filtration systems .
Water pitcher filters may remove some, or all, of the following, although efficacy will vary by unit and how often the filters are changed:* Chlorine* Zinc* Nominal Particulates* Hydrogen Sulfide* Asbestos* Lead* Mercury* Cadmium* Copper* Mercury* Trace pharmaceuticals.
Many models of water pitcher filters now not only filter out chlorine and other contaminants, but also change the pH of the water itself. By making water more alkaline, proponents say that the water is healthier.
Although scientists are just now beginning to research the effects of alkaline water, some studies suggest that there may be benefits from drinking water with a high pH. One study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that alkaline water with a pH of 8.8 may help people suffering from acid reflux disease. In another study by the Shanghai Journal of Preventive Medicine, alkaline water may benefit patients suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and elevated blood lipids.
A word of caution, doctors recommend limiting the quantities of alkaline water we consume, especially water in the higher pH range (over 8). Our bodies were not made to process such alkaline water on a regular basis, and doing so may harm organs and possibly interfere with our bodies’ ability to produce stomach acid, a requirement for properly digesting food.
Should I drink from a plastic water bottle?
It not ideal economically or environmentally to constantly buy bottled water only to throw the bottle away each time. And even if you end up reusing those bottles, they could still potentially be harmful due to the leaching of chemicals into the water.
Many bottled waters contain toxins, even if they’ve mixed BPA. Bottled water companies increasingly use BPA-free plastic,but laced into plastic bottles are other chemicals that can seep out if bottles are exposed to heat or sit around for a long time. Some of these chemicals are possible endocrine disruptors. No one knows for sure what the health outcomes are
Those convenient plastic water bottles you buy at the petrol station or your local grocery shop aren’t intended to be used more than once. After multiple uses, the plastic will be begin to wear and the possibility of chemicals leaking into your water increases. A recent study found:
” Drinking out of a plastic water bottle that has continuously been refilled can be many times worse than licking your dog’s toy” when it comes to bacteria exposure, new research has found.” This is shocking information and we think if you’re going to go the reusable route, better to opt for a stainless steel or glass bottle.
Top Tips for drinking clean water
- Invest in a filter.
- Learn about where your water comes from and work with your local and state government to ensure its protection.
- The researchers suggested investing in a water bottle that can be placed in the dish washer every evening, and to keep an eye out for stainless steel options.
What we do know for sure is we need to drink pure water on a regular basis. We know nowadays if we want to drink safe water we need to take precautions. It is no longer safe to assume that the water we that is produced is a clean product.