The benefits of drinking filtered water.
It's a fact – we should all drink plenty of fresh water each day to keep our body in prime condition.
Properly hydrated, we feel more alive, have more energy and concentrate better – which in turn helps our productivity.
However, tap water does still contain calcium and magnesium (amongst other things!) in addition to chlorine, which can create an odour.
We cannot be sure what we are drinking, so don't buy expensive bottled water - take control and filter your own.
There are various filters for domestic use, with varying degrees filtration, from the simple water filter system to a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system – whatever your size requirements and budget, there is a filter on the market to suit you! Plus there is no more no more drilling an extra hole for your dedicated drinking water filter tap....you can now have a 3 way tap - one tap to dispense hot, cold, and filtered water all from your kitchen tap!
How much water should we drink?
Many studies have tried to establish a recommended daily intake of fluid, but it can vary depending on the individual and on factors such as age, climate and physical activity.
Some studies in the UK suggest that adults should drink 1.2 litres (6-8 glasses of water) per day to replace lost fluids and preventing dehydration.
A good general recommendation is to drink enough fluid so that you're not thirsty for long periods of time, and to steadily increase your intake during exercise or hot weather.
You should also drink fluid if you're having symptoms of dehydration, such as feeling thirsty and lightheaded, passing dark-coloured urine or not passing urine within six hours. It's also important to replace fluid lost after an episode of diarrhoea in order to prevent dehydration.
8 Reasons to Drink More Filtered Water
Boost your immune system - Drink more than 8 glasses a day, and only water counts.
Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and other ailments like kidney stones and heart attack. Water added with lemon is used for ailments like respiratory disease, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis etc. In another words one of the benefits of drinking water is that it can improve your immune system.
Clear healthy skin - Most people know that drinking more water can be good for clear skin, If you've got dry skin, drinking water will give it more moisture but that's not all, water flushes toxins out of your body so it clears your skin of any dirt and bacteria.
Lose weight - People confuse feeling thirsty with feeling hungry and eat when really our bodies want to drink. If you're dehydrated, fat cells become harder to break down and so anyone actually trying to lose weight will find it a lot harder if they don't drink very much.
Prevent headaches - One of the major causes for headaches is dehydration, water can aid as a treatment of all types of headaches. The pain can be relieved by drinking clean water and avoiding caffeine. Just drinking a few glasses of water whenever you feel you might be coming on with a headache might save you from taking pills.
Make your muscles stronger - Water carries oxygen to the cells of your body, including those of your muscles. Drinking plenty of water enables your muscles to work harder and longer before they feel tired, and this can help you build muscle. Drinking water also regulates your body temperature. That means you'll feel more energetic when doing exercises.
Makes you smarter - Drinking water can increase your cognitive function. Your brain needs a lot of oxygen in order to function at optimum levels. Drinking plenty of water ensures that your brain gets all the oxygen it needs. Drinking eight glasses of water per day can improve your levels of cognitive performance by as much as 30%
Be kind to your teeth - Water has has a neutral pH of 7.0, so it does NOT eat teeth, unlike most other drinks.
Helps in Digestion and Constipation - Drinking water raises your metabolism because it helps in digestion. Fiber and water goes hand in hand so that you can have your daily bowel movement.
And finally dont forget..... to avoid chemicals try to transport drinking water in stainless steel or glass bottles. If you have plastic bottles, don't allow them to sit in the sun. Grab a glass, grab a jug; just be sure to drink filtered water.