Access to clean water is a vital part of our lives, but are you actually drinking enough of it? If you aren’t, you could be missing out on a number of benefits, including improved health, weight loss, and more energy.
Most doctors recommend drinking seven to eight glasses of water a day. So what’s the big deal? Learn about a few of the benefits that clean water provides to your body and how a water filter can ensure that you’re always getting the purest you can from the tap!
Is your water clean?
Without pure water, you may not be getting the full benefits of what you’re drinking! Foul-tasting or -smelling water could even prevent you from drinking the right amount.
While the water you drink has most likely been treated in a plant, it has traveled for miles in pipes and may have picked up contaminants along the way. Some contaminants have harmful effects; for instance, nitrate in drinking water can cause “baby blue syndrome” (methaemoglobinemia). To ensure that you and your family are always receiving clean, healthy water, install a water filter.
Why filter water?
Water filters provide a number of benefits for your family by removing contaminants and chemicals from water while leaving behind the beneficial minerals. This can make the water you drink cleaner, healthier, better tasting, and even better smelling! They’ve been shown to reduce the chance of disease and some types of cancer, including colorectal and prostate. Clean water is also a must have for children, as it has been shown to help their developing immune systems.
Not only are there plenty of health benefits from clean water, it can save you money too! A water filter costs you much less than bottled water, and you can be sure your cooking water is just as pure.
There are several water filters to choose from, including:
- Water pitchers
While they’re all great choices, under-the-counter filters are often given the highest consumer marks thanks to their hidden nature and filtration success.
Installing an Under-the-Counter Water Filter
While the under-the-counter water filter may be your best choice, it does require some installation. If you feel uncomfortable taking on such a task, you may want to call C&W Plumbing to ensure that it is installed correctly.
Now to the benefits that clean water can bring to your body and your life!
Benefit #1: Water does wonders for your skin.
Drinking plenty of water can make a big difference for your skin.
- It can clear up acne.
- It keeps your skin moisturized.
- It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles – Some people report seeing a reduction in wrinkles after only six weeks of improved water habits!
- It can make your eyes appear brighter eyes.
- It can lead to fewer skin spots.
How does it do all of this? By flushing toxins out of your body. When your body doesn’t get enough water, it tries to retain it to conserve it. This can actually cause your skin to look worse—even puffy—especially around your eyes.
Benefit #2: Water brings your weight down.
Do you sometimes feel hungry, even though you shouldn’t be? Oftentimes, your body is simply thirsty. Try drinking a glass of water instead of chowing down on a bag of chips, and you’ll likely find that the hunger goes away!
Water is especially important if you are dieting. If you’re not drinking enough water, you may actually be getting in your own way; not staying hydrated makes the entire process of losing weight more difficult on your body.
Benefit #3: Water can boost your workout.
Your muscles are 79% water, so it’s only natural that getting the right amount of clean water boosts your exercise routine! Drinking plenty will give you the jump-start you need to get through your workout, but drinking only a little will drain you of energy and exhaust you quickly.
Clean water will also help you build your muscle. With that boost of energy, your muscles can work harder and longer without feeling tired. You’ll also feel a lot better afterwards, although it’s important to keep hydrating during your workout and throughout the day.
Do you find that the hardest part of a workout is on your joints? Water can help with that too! Your joints need regular moisture to keep movements smooth, pain-free, and strong.
Benefit #4: Water prevents headaches.
If you regularly suffer from headaches, the cause may actually point to a lack of water in your system. If you begin to fuel yourself with enough water, you might notice a reduction in headaches, dizziness, and tension. You may also see an increase in your concentration. Just like your body, with less water, your brain’s energy decreases.
Benefit #5: Water fights sickness.
You already know that clean water does wonders for your skin, but it benefits the rest of your organs as well! By flushing out toxins with water, you can rid yourself of infections and help prevent or treat kidney stones and UTIs (urinary tract infections). Staying hydrated can also do wonders for allergies and colds, as it can clear your airways.
One organ that greatly benefits from your water intake is your heart. This muscle is always hard-working, and dehydration can make it work unnecessarily hard. Water makes it easier for the heart to pump blood through your vessels. This lessens the strain on your heart and makes sure your organs get sufficient oxygen!
Clean water can also keep you regular. While fiber definitely works, water is just as important and can actually aid the benefits of your fiber intake.
Are you drinking enough clean water?
It’s hard to keep track of your water intake with everything else going on in your life, but it’s worth it. Use a journal, a calendar, or even a simple tally system to measure your water intake for a few days to get a real idea of how much you’re drinking.
You can also check your urine to measure whether you’re doing a good job. Pale, clear urine is a sign that you’re getting a healthy amount of water. If your urine is dark yellow, you need to up your intake.
Try these tips to make sure you drink enough during the day:
- Drink some water first thing in the morning.
- Fill up a bottle of water from the tap to carry with you throughout the day.
- Eat plenty of foods with water in them (fruits and vegetables).
- When you’re hungry, try drinking first to see if it helps.
So why filter water? Clean water is essential to live a healthy life, and if your tap water isn’t pure, you could be missing out, even if you’re technically drinking enough. To ensure you’re getting clean water in your home, get a water filter. If you’d like help installing your water filter or have any questions on what option is best for your family, we’re always available! Feel free to give C&W Plumbing a call at 972-395-2597, or visit our main website for more information about our services.
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