Key advantages of drinking filtered water
Whether you’re looking to cut costs on supplying drinking water for your office, or simply want an easy and convenient way to drink great tasting water at home, the decision to drink filtered water instead of regular tap water, bottled water or caffeinated drinks is becoming increasingly more popular.
Here are some of the key advantages of filtered water, for both cooking and drinking:
It tastes good
The contaminants prevalent in tap water are detrimental to its overall taste. Water filters help to remove these contaminants which not only improves the taste, but also improves the odour, bringing out the true richness of flavour when you cook food using filtered water.
Manufacturers of bottled water make a huge markup on their profits. If you drink bottled water regularly, your wallet is sure to benefit in the long run once you make the switch to filtered water. Not to mention, you don’t have to carry the heavy bottles home with you from the supermarket!
Helps the environment
The production of bottled water entails transportation costs, electricity costs and also generates environmental waste. For instance, plastic debris is responsible for the death of approximately 100,000 marine mammals and sea birds every year! By switching over to filtered water, you are helping to rid the world of plastic pollution.
Reduced risk of cancer
Tap water is treated with chlorine for disinfection purposes, however, it has been suggested in studies that drinking water that contains chlorine and chlorine by-products leads to an increased risk of cancer. By removing chlorine from your drinking water, you’re less likely to get cancer and you will also feel healthier and more energised too.
Removes the bad stuff, keeps the good stuff
Provided your water filter is of a certain standard, naturally occurring minerals found in tap water will not be removed by the water filter, whereas impurities will be. Naturally occurring minerals are essential for good health, so if you drink water regularly it pays to drink the kind of water which makes you feel good.
Tap water is acidic and can be detrimental to your body’s immune system as well as disrupt the body’s natural PH level. Drinking mineral rich, filtered water will help to restore your body’s PH level to equilibrium.
Reduced risk of gastrointestinal disease
Water filters remove cryptosporidium and giardia, which are responsible for the onset of gastrointestinal disease. Drinking filtered water is also very good for children who still have developing immune systems and are thus more at risk to developing illnesses due to impure water consumption.
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