Water Filters and How Much to Drink?
How much water do you need daily to enjoy the great benefits?
In this section we will look at various water filtering systems and ask:
Which is the best water filtering system?
There are 3 main types of water filtering systems that we will look at briefly and decide which is one is best for removing the dangerous DBP’s (disinfection by-products) lurking in your water supply but also retain the essential nutrients your body requires.
- De-mineralised water contains more hydrogen and is an acid with a PH below 7. Due to the high acid level the body will attempt to create a balance to neutralise the acid. It will therefore pull minerals from your teeth and bones to produce bicarbonate in its efforts to do so.
- Research has found that in a state of high acidity your body produces more free radicals than a body in an alkaline state. These free radicals increase your risks of cancer. A theory supported by the fact that people across the globe who enjoy longer diseased-free lives are those who reside in areas that have the most alkaline water. That is, water with the highest mineral content.
Read the brand comparison chart to find out how to remove the nasty pollutants but at the same time maintain healthy pH and minerals.
With that in mind let’s continue to look at the different water filtering systems:
- Point of use distillation
A process of heating water that removes chemicals based on their relative boiling points. Because synthetic chemicals boil at lower temperatures than water, the chemicals are not effectively removed using this system. Point of use distillation also separates inorganic compounds like lead, calcium and magnesium.
- Reverse Osmosis
A process of straining pressurised water through a fine pore semi-permeable membrane.
It therefore removes chemicals based on molecular size.
Because virtually all synthetic chemicals contain molecules smaller than water they are not effectively removed using this system as they pass through the membrane.
- Pitchers and Carafe Style Filters
This filter system although better than tap water is not very effective at removing contaminants and are costly to maintain.
- Carbon Block and Granular Carbon Filter GCF (Point of Use POU)
A much better option for filtering water and is the most common style of counter and under the sink system. In simple terms, water in, contaminants physically bond to the surface of the filter, then filtered water out. This is the best available technology for the removal of organic contaminants such as industrial chemicals.
- And the winner is!….
Aquasana’s exclusive dual filter system which uses a combination of carbon filtration, ion exchange and sub-micro filtration to produce a superior quality of water which provide the best health benefits.
Click Here to find out more about whole house, counter, shower and pitcher filters then decide which water filter system is right for you!
Filter A filters out sediment and turbidity, bad taste and odour and chlorine.
Filter B filters out lead, synthetic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and cysts.
Click on the image above to find out why Aquasana water filters, drinking water filters, shower filters and much more are must-have’s for your home.
Aquasana is a clear winner for clear and clean water.
FACT Only 91 contaminants are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act yet more than 60,000 chemicals are used within the U.S.
Read more from the New York Times and click on the image below to find out how to enjoy water minus the contaminants with a healthy dose of minerals!
How much water should you drink?
There is conflicting information about how much water you should drink each day but at Sharing Self-Improvement the golden rule reigns supreme.
You should aim for around eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day (approx. 1.9 litres). Simply because it is a tried and tested rule of thumb that works for me and I’m pretty sure you will also get great results!.
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For example if your diet is high in salt, you should drink more water. If you are overweight increase your water intake by one extra glass per every 25 pounds of excess weight. If you exercise vigorously replace the lost fluids from sweat by drinking more water.
Reading the article how much water should I drink should also shed light on how much you need to consume.
It is also worth mentioning that you can get your daily fix of water from other sources such as tea, lemon juice and coconut water, which provide additional health benefits Also from some fruit and vegetables that have a high water content. So regardless of how you get it, just make sure YOU GET IT and enjoy all the benefits healthy water will most certainly bring!
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