3 Reasons To Drink Filtered Water

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Could it be that tap water isn’t as clean and safe as we always think? Is is possible chemicals used to treat it, or the things it picks up along the way to reach our taps, could be harmful?

Water companies claim it’s safe, so it must be right? There’s no way that clear liquid could contain chemicals and contaminants is there? Unfortunately the fact is that tap water MUST contact chemicals because how else could it go from toilet back to kitchen tap?

If you’ve read  Healthy Secrets, you’ll know that drinking water is critical for aiding the following bodily functions:

  • Saliva production
  • Joint fluid
  • Digestion
  • Circulation
  • Excretion
  • Temperature regulation

Here’s an article that does a pretty good job at explaining the reasons why you might want to invest in a water filter: http://www.freshlysqueezedwater.org.uk/watercontent.htm

To save you some time, here are the highlights:

1. Chemicals need to be added to make tap water safe to drink.

These include: liquid chloride, fluorosllicic acid, aluminium sulphate, calcium hydroxide, sodium sllicofluride! These might be registered as ‘safe’ according to the water companies, but anything that can’t be pronounced very easily, should be approached cautiously.

2. Tap water travels through a vast network of pipes before it reaches you.

Some pipes could date back to Victorian times (if your country’s history goes back that far), so it’s possible the water might contain some of the following contaminants: chlorine, flurine compounds, trihalomethanes (THMs), salts (i.e. arsenic, radium, aluminimum, copper, lead, mercury, cadmium, barium), hormones, nitrated and pesticides. Umm, nice!

3. Many horrible diseases are on the increase.

Try Googling the following words: ‘tap water disease‘. Enough said!

On a brighter note, water filters have come down a lot in price; it’s now possible to buy them on Amazon for less than the cost of an Indian Take Away.  You get stung on the replacement filters of course, but if you change those ‘sparingly’, you can keep the cost – and chemicals+contaminants – to a minimum!

4 comment(s)

I’m 100% with you on this one.
Quite a few years back, I was visiting my friend. In between some “serious” girly chats – as you can imaging, she offered me some water from that jar thing which I believed at the time was some gimmick of “home-made filtered H2O must have latest craze gadget”. Nah, to me, water was …just water. She smiled and asked me to drink a glass from the tap. Well to me, it was… water. But then she asked me to try a zip from her in-house manufactured aqua – can you see, at that stage I was still not convinced.
Now that, you CAN try this at home! I was so surprised. It tasted so much nicer! Ok, she did explain about the filter removing the impurities, limescale etc from tap water and all the technical stuff. But I was just happy that it tasted better.
Yeap, Marie had converted me. Since then, drinking water from tap?? Big no no.

“Some like it HOT”
(OK now that you have the Power Station song in your head)…remember that boiling water can also be another way to purify what you drink. It also assists our bodies well being, even more than cold water. Extreme cold water can add strain to our kidneys. With hot water our bodies absorb fluid at a faster rate. Which means a cup of hot water first thing in the morning is key to starting a hydrated day.
So it may taste like drinking bath water at first, but this acquired taste will soon become a healthy craving throughout your day.

***Hi Erin, you’re absolutely right about hot water being a good for us. A really great way to start the day is to squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a glass and fill it up with a mixture of hot water from the kettle and cold water from the water filter. The luke warm lemon juice not only tastes great but also does a really great job in cleansing the body following all the natural detoxification that takes place during the night. For more Healthy Habits, check out the free guide: Healthy Habits under the Resources section. Thanks for your input! – Adrian***

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