Drinking Filtered Water Benefits

Let’s face the fact: many of us don’t even think about the water we drink. We just turn on a tap, fill a glass, and drink. But… What do we actually know about the water we drink? What do we know about water quality and contaminants in water? And finally, why is drinking good-quality water so important?

DRINKING FILTERED WATER BENEFITS 

How to benefit from Filtered Tap Water

IS YOUR HOME TAP WATER SAFE?

It is considered generally safe if it comes from a public water system. Drinking water must meet strict safety standards. That doesn’t mean that your water is free of all contaminants. It means that the levels of any contaminants don’t pose any serious health risk. Of course, accidents can happen. If the water supply becomes contaminated by something that can cause immediate illness, the supplier must promptly inform you.

CONTAMINANTS IN WATER

Water can contain:

– microorganisms (bacteria and parasites)

– chemicals from industrial waste or from spraying crops

–  nitrates

– various minerals such as lead or mercury, that can enter the water supply from natural deposits underground, or more often from improper disposal

Drinking contaminated water health effects:

Water from a Garden Tap

  • Lead can cause both physical and mental developmental problems in infants and children. Adults who have been drinking lead-tainted water for a number of years can experience kidney problems and high blood pressure.

  • Cryptosporidium can cause a gastrointestinal disease that could be fatal.

  • Nitrates can contaminate water and pose an immediate threat to infants.

Does boiling contaminated water make it safe to drink? It depends on the contaminant. Boiling water can kill germs, but things like lead, nitrates, and pesticides aren’t affected.

WATER QUALITY 

Water Drop falling into Pool of Clean WaterWater affects every aspect of our daily life, whether we are using it for drinking, cooking, rinsing food, bathing, etc. We need clean water to safely accomplish these tasks.  However, our tap water travels through pipelines and before it reaches your home, it picks up a lot of contaminants (bacteria, chlorine, fluorine compounds, lead). Although the water will be disinfected along with the process, you can’t be 100% safe.

That’s the reason why many people have started using water filters at home, in an effort to make their drinking water safer.

DRINKING FILTERED WATER BENEFITS:

Cute little Boy drinking Fresh Water – Filtered water is Tasties & Healthier  

–  Pure (filtered) water may increase Gastrointestinal Health 

–  May improve Skin hydration 

–  May reduce the risk of Cancer or

–  Reduce stress 

–  Drinking pure water is especially important for children/ children’s developing immune systems.

–  An increased intake of pure water will enhance: 

  • Nutrient absorption

  • Weight loss

  • Skin hydration

  • Detoxification and

  • Your Overall health

– Drinking filtered water can save your money on bottled water and 

–  Extend the life of your appliances & Home’s plumbing system 

–  It’s Eco-friendly Instead of overloading on plastic bottles, go green with a water filter jug, tap or bottle.

WATER FILTRATION METHODS

Simple Filter for Cleaning Water– Particulate filters reduce sediments such as dirt and sand.

– Activated carbon filters reduce certain contaminants by chemically bonding with them.  Some activated carbon filters can reduce contaminants such as lead and mercury.

– Reverse osmosis (RO) filtration forces water through a membrane, collecting contaminants larger than the water molecules. RO can reduce contaminants such as lead, bacteria, parasites, and viruses.

– Ion-exchange filtration replaces contaminants ions with additives that are more acceptable. Ion exchange reduces containments such as cadmium, copper, and zinc.

– Oxidation-reduction filtration converts contaminant molecules into different ones that lack the negative effects. This filtration method can reduce things such as chlorine, lead, bacteria.

-Ultraviolet (UV) filtration uses UV light to remove some bacteria, viruses, and cysts. This method does not remove chemicals.

SUMMARY

Cute Little Girl drinking Bottled Water– Filtered water is more affordable and healthier than bottled water.

– It is also healthier than distilled water, alkaline water, and various “vitamin” waters.

– Filtered water is pure and healthy water with all above-mentioned benefits.

-No matter which water filtering system you choose, you need to maintain it! Otherwise, contaminants build up in the filter and make the water quality even worse than without filtering.

-It’s important to know that a home water filter won’t protect you from water that has been declared unsafe. If that happens in your area, follow the advice of your local water authorities.

Clean and high-quality water has an important role and place in your Healthy Dieting and Healthy Lifestyle. Read more… 

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12 thoughts on “Drinking Filtered Water Benefits”

  1. Wow, Today I come to know a lot of important facts about water.
    It’s really well written and relevant article. I strongly agree with all the benefits mentioned above in details.

    Thank you for sharing such a nice article, I’ll make sure to follow it :))

    • Thank you, too:) I’m glad that you found my article relevant and well written.
      It’s really important to understand drinking pure water benefits and opposite -drinking contaminated water health effects. We should be well-inform in order to make the best possible choice regarding our Home drinking water (system).

  2. I absolutely agree with you that water plays a significant role in our diet and life in general. Most of our body mass consists of water. Therefore we need to pay more attention to what we are drinking because as simple as that, we might poisoning our bodies not with food, but with the water.
    Filtered water is definitely the #1 choice. No matter what type of filter you use, make sure to change it regularly.

    • Completely agree with you, Anna. We really need to pay more attention to it. It’s one of the priorities regarding our children well-being, too. Contaminated water is a bigger threat to our children than to us – adults.

  3. Great post! I have used filtered water for years now since I found out I was exposed to PCB’s in the Marine Corps in the 1980’s at the base. I think it’s important to be mindful of what we drink and not rely on what we are told. Filtered water is best and I recommend it. Well written post and highly informative!

    • Thank you, David! Unfortunately, you’ve had a bad personal experience and now you trust only your filtered water. I agree with what you say, that it’s important to be mindful of what we drink and not to rely on what we are told.

      What happens sometimes is – that no one informs you regarding plumbing system “accidents”… You have to discover yourself that your tap water is not the same anymore (it has a different color/smells differently etc.) So, in order to be 100% sure – it’s good to filter your drinking water.

  4. I used to only drink filtered water some years back. It always tasted better to me and made me drink more. Might be time to look into getting back to doing that lol.
    Thanks for sharing! I learnt something.

    • Thank you too, Yemi. Might be a time we all look in that direction – of filtering our Home water:) Even if we’re told to have good-quality water…

  5. Hi,
    today is really hard to know what kind of water we drink.
    There are a lot of pollution that can certainly come into the water. I take water from plastic bottles but I’m not sure if it is a good water. I think your advice is the best and we need to use water filters. This is valuable for our health. Thank you for the great information.

    • I’m glad if my info helped. Drinking pure water should be one of our priorities. Plastic bottles are not a smart solution. The plastic bottles are created with a chemical called bisphenol A or BPA, that can cause us some health issues…
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts:)

  6. I live in a rural area, and there is farmland that borders 2 sides of my property. I have a water softener, which is necessary as the well water is very hard. I also use a filtration pitcher for drinking water. Having read your post, I’m now more concerned about fertilizers and pesticides that the farmers might be using. Do you have any suggestions for what filtration method might work best for removing such undesirable chemicals?

    • That’s a good question, Josh. I’d like to add first, that both rural and urban area drinking water can contain pesticides and other chemicals.

      There are two methods that can successfully remove /or minimize pesticides and other chemicals in drinking water: reverse osmosis (RO) filtration and granulated activated carbon (GAC) filtration.
      I hope my answer helped:)
      Best regards

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