It has long been proven that water does wonders to the body. Drinking water in generous amounts daily is essential in maintaining bodily functions. More than that, water also aids in eliminating harmful elements that one might ingest from the food that he eats.
Today, when most food contains chemicals and preservatives, drinking clean water is more important than ever. Water comes in a lot of varieties nowadays- purified, distilled, filtered, and alkaline- and there is much debate on what is the best type for drinking. Of all these, filtered tap water is still one the best choices.
Here are some of the benefits of filtered water:
Clean, Mineral-Rich Water
Water filters can be equipped with either a single or multiple filtration system that selectively removes impurities and contaminants from tap water without stripping it of natural minerals. Natural minerals are beneficial to the body when taken in small amounts, and are essential in maintaining the water’s pH balance. Filtration gives the cleanest, most natural water as end product.
Better Water Quality
Bacterial contamination is the primary reason why some tap water smell and taste bad. Filtration can screen out bacteria, eliminate bad odor, and produce better-tasting water. Good-tasting water encourages increased daily water intake, and improves the quality of dishes when used in cooking.
Improved Health and Well-Being
Clean, filtered water will not add up to the impurities that the body takes in. Instead, it will serve as the medium that carries and flushes out these impurities as they enter the body. Clean water promotes better health from within. Not only is a healthy body more resistant to illness, it also manifests a visibly healthy outward glow that can be naturally attractive.
Removal of Harmful Substances
The addition of chlorine to tap water is supposedly for disinfection purposes. However, studies have shown that continuous and long-term exposure to chlorine has adverse effects to one’s health. The presence of heavy metals in unfiltered water, such as lead and arsenic, also poses serious health risks.
There are specialized water filters that are able to eliminate chlorine and heavy metals in tap water. Installing these will not only assure one of clean water, it will also lessen the risk of acquiring diseases from exposure to these harmful elements such as neurological disorders or cancer.
Installing a water filtration system in the home gives one the convenience of easy access to clean water. The hassle of ordering gallons and gallons of bottled water is completely eliminated because clean water will already be available by just a turn of the tap.
To boost the family’s health further, a water filtration system may be installed in the main water supply of the household. This way, clean water will be available from every faucet in the house, and which will not only be good for drinking, but for showering too.
The benefits of filtered water systems can and will overshadow their initial costs. Installation of a water filtration system may be a little pricey, but the running cost is notably less as compared with buying bottled water all the time.
About the author:
Amy is a life and food lover, certified biologist, and holistic health coach. She is the founder of the healthy lifestyle website body-in-balance.org and creator of the online program, “ThinForever”. After successfully changing her family’s health and happiness, she’s on a mission to help other people achieve the life and body they want. You can find here on Facebook or Google+ or get her FREE clean, whole food recipe eBook “Amy’s Home Kitchen” here.