The Importance Of Drinking Filtered Water
We see them every time we leave the house – or we may even be a part of it – the water bottle brigade; one of the numbers of busy professionals walking the streets with briefcase, cell phone, and bottled water in hand. Water has become our staple of good health as we follow the advice of experts who tell us that we must drink – for maximum health – at least sixty-four ounces of water a day. But when it comes to good health, how can we be sure that we are being best served by the water that we drink?
For all of our bottled water, Americans are actually quite lucky; most of us are able to drink water straight from our taps at home. When you compare this to the many other countries of the world that suffer severe shortages of clean water, we are fortunate that most areas of the United States have above average quality of drinking water. But in order to get the very best from the water we have in our homes, drinking filtered water is the most beneficial thing we can do for our body.
The water that comes from our tap, while safe, does contain a level of toxins that compromise the health qualities of the water. Even bottled water – that most people perceive as pure water – is far less regulated than public water. When drinking filtered water we can be assured that most impurities have been removed from the water prior to our drinking it.
Drinking filtered water puts the control in our hands and allows us to regulate the quality of our drinking water. There are a number of filtration systems available for sale today that can banish a large percentage of toxins found in most water supplies. The extent to which each filtration system will clean the water – and the price you will pay for it – depends on the complexity of the system. There are small but quality filtration systems that fit over the tap of your sink. But the large filtration systems that fit under your sink will remove a larger amount of toxins. Choosing a filtration system depends on your space considerations and budget – as well as the length of time you will need the system. You surely would not want to spend hundreds of dollars to permanently affix a filtration system in an apartment in which you are renting.
However you decide to filter your water, the benefits are clear; drinking filtered water will remove toxins from your water supply and improve the health of you and your family.