True or False: You should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses (2 litres or half a gallon) of water a day.
If you said true, you’re right! Armchair nutritionists may disagree, but health authorities commonly recommend we follow the “8 x 8” rule and get at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water – which can be in the form of water, coffee, tea, etc. – a day.
And if you’re like the majority of society, you have a hard time managing two or three glasses. Why is so hard to drink water? Maybe because it feels like a chore – even when it has our best interests at heart, who likes to be told what to do? Let’s not forget that some people just hate the taste and the smell of water. You’re definitely not going to drink it if you can’t stand it.
It’s actually problematic to steer clear of cool, clean water, however. Did you know that by the time you feel thirsty, you’ve already lost over 1 per cent of your total water amount? Seeing as how we’re made up of about 70 % of water, it should be no surprise that water is an integral part of a healthy body and mind, helping to cushion and lubricate joints; nourish and protect the brain, spinal cord and other tissues; regulate your body’s temperature; assist the removal of waste and toxins through perspiration, bowel movements and urination.
The amount of water you drink is as important as the quality, which can affect your overall health and wellness. You can improve the quality of the water coming from your taps at home with a water filtration system, either whole house or point-of-entry filters. A whole house system will provide filtered water from every tap in your house, while point-of-entry refers to specific taps or shower heads.
Removes Harmful Contaminants
Many water treatment facilities are not comprehensive enough to filter out the synthetic chemicals that are increasingly becoming more prevalent in our drinking water, specifically chlorine and chlorine byproducts, which have been proven to be harmful over long periods of times. A good quality water filtration system will remove harmful contaminants and carcinogenic elements that may have leached into water as it makes its way from the main supply to your house, while leaving the healthy trace minerals. This can be from any number of things, including surface run-off, waste by-products, etc. In fact, water filtration systems can remove over 2100 toxins that can get into the water after it’s filtered by your water provider.
Improves The Taste & Smell
It’s a well known fact that people avoid drinking water because they can’t stand the taste. Water filtration systems remove those chemicals and byproducts in tap water that can give it that funny smell or strange aftertaste.
Beauty experts agree with health officials on the importance of getting enough water, even if their reasons are purely aesthetic. Beauty industry insiders extoll the healing powers of hydration (and so many products tout hydration as their claim to fame). Installing a water filtration system in your shower will remove chlorine and chlorine by-products from the water you bathe with, and you’ll notice your hair looking shinier and feeling softer, stronger nails, and often people with skin conditions notice a marked improvement in their skin.
Cost Effective & Efficient
When you install a whole house water filtration system, you’re ensuring there will be less build up of unwanted sediments in your water heater, dishwasher, washing machine and pipes – this means your appliances will require less maintenance, and ultimately run more efficiently for longer.
Installing a water filtration system is good for your body and for your wallet, and those are benefits we can all agree on! If you’re interested in learning more about water filtration systems for your home, or you’d like to set an appointment for an assessment, please contact us today!