I am sure that all of us are aware that filtered water is superior to tap water but let’s dive into why it is beneficial to drink filtered water. The popularity of filtered water has increased drastically over the years as peoples focus on health increased and awareness of what one is consuming, with the saying going “you are what you eat”.
Filtering contaminants and pollutants:
Filtered water drastically reduces the toxins left behind in filtered water some of the following being:
- Fluoride and Chloride
What do some of these pollutants do to the body?
Fluoride and Chloride: These are used by municipalities in the cleansing process of water. Consumed in small amounts is not harmful to humans but in large amounts can be harmful. With the long-term use and consumption of these chemicals can lead to health issues such as colon, rectal and bladder cancer.
Chlorine is a non-toxic chemical to humans however internal consumption over time in tap water can contribute to asthma, food allergies, bladder and rectal cancer.
Water filtration removes majority to all of these contaminants ensuring your health is not effected by the contents of municipal tap water allowing you to feel at ease knowing your water won’t pose as a health risk.
Aids in nutrient absorption:
Filtered water aids in the increase of the function of your metabolism, which in turn increases the absorption capability of the body. In a study it was found that households that had a water filtration unit had increased their water consumption. Increased water consumption also aids in digestion resulting in weight loss.
Filters out the bad while holding onto the good:
Our filtered water systems remove the bad chemicals and hold onto the minerals that are essential and important for our bodies to take in from water such as zinc, calcium, and magnesium. These are essential in maintaining the bodies natural functioning and maintain a balance within the body.
Some bottled water has these essential minerals completely removed from the water that is being consumed.
Filtered water adds Delish- to delicious:
Many people forget that we do not only consume water through drinking it but through the foods we consume. Think about soups, stews, baking, breakfasts. Using filtered water greatly increases the quality and taste of the food, this is mainly due to the contaminants that are removed from the water.
Beneficial to the environment:
People who use filtration systems reduce the purchasing and consumption of bottled water in turn adding immense value to the fight against climate change and the war on plastic.
Plastic bottle manufacturers add a large amount of air pollution but as well actually add to the contamination of water which is ironic.