Water Filters and Water Consumption

Water Filters and How Much to Drink?


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Now that we have covered the tap water versus bottled water debate. I’m pretty confident that we can put it to rest and move onto the next section which is the ‘what’ and ‘how of drinking water.

What do you need to do get all this lovely liquid into your body to optimise your health and weight loss you may well ask?

How much water do you need daily to enjoy the great benefits?

Now that the bottle water has been banned, and the water tap tightly turned off, what next when it comes to drinking water?

Simple!

Turn back on the tap and put it through a filter system to get the best quality and economic water supply.

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.

All natural and fresh water contain traces of natural minerals like calcium,magnesium and potassium, so filtering out these minerals is not the answer and here is why:

When you consume water that has been stripped of natural minerals 2 very negative things happen:

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  • 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.

FACT Reverse osmosis and distillation were first developed over 40 years ago for the printing and photo industry who rely on mineral free water for their processing.

  • Reverse Osmosis

Water, water filters, water consumption, water filtering systemsA 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.

And because inorganic contaminants and trace minerals are larger in molecular size than water they do not pass through the membrane. This system therefore filters out essential trace minerals.

  • 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)
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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!.

Sharing is what I do here on my site and I’ll always share what is best and what works!

Just a couple of things to bare in mind. The amount of water you consume will be influenced by different factors such as your weight, diet, exercise, health, climate etc.

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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