How A Water Filtration System Can Keep Your Family Healthy
Water is an incredibly important part of all of our lives. In fact, without water, we would cease to thrive, we would cease to live. We need water to stay alive and healthy, as water makes up as much as eighty percent of our bodies and is used in every singly bodily process and function that we have.
Water can be useful in helping a number of different health conditions as well, from the minor and mundane to the more major. For instance, drinking a glass of water has been shown in several studies to be hugely beneficial to reducing a headache or even eliminating one, and study participants said that within thirty minutes of drinking only two glasses of water, they no longer had a headache at all. Unfortunately, dehydration is also common among many people in the United States, and can cause those headaches in the first place. It’s estimated that around three fourths of all Americans continuously suffer from what is called chronic dehydration, a low level, consistent form of dehydration that is solved simply by consuming more fluids, the healthiest of which is water. In fact, water is so healthy that, when regularly consumed, can even lead to weight loss. Studies have shown that drinking water before a meal (around sixteen ounces, to be exact) can help with weight loss.
Unfortunately, problems such as hard water and water pollution can make regular tap water unpleasant to drink – or can give the home owners concerns over their health if they do drink it. Hard water, caused by high concentrations of calcium and magnesium ions (also referred to as mineral salts) can cause a number of problems, from poor tasting water to hard water stains on appliances. With more than eighty percent of all homes in the United States containing hard water, it is not an uncommon problem faced by the typical American home owner.
Water pollution and pollutants are also a considerable water issue. In fact, many people don’t know that as much as five hundred thousand tons of pollutants become part of rivers and lakes in the United States on a daily basis, many of these pollutants from chemical spills and other run off.
For the majority of people in the United States, the search for cleaner water is ongoing. Fortunately, there are steps that the average household can take to increase the purity of the water that they drink, though it is very difficult to make it completely pure. A water filtration system helps with both the problems of pollutants and hard water, as water filters help to remove (in hard water) the higher levels of mineral salts and any pollutants that may prove dangerous to the typical family. Water filters in the home have the added benefit of making water taste better than it normally would (as many people report a taste difference – an unpleasant one at that – when drinking hard water versus water with normal levels of mineral salts). A commercial water filtration system can be beneficial for these reasons as well as helping to keep your family safe from any unknown toxins in your water. Many water filtration systems also include a water softener, which helps to take care of or even eliminate the problem of hard water in your home.
Water is important – without water we would have no life. But we need our water to be high in quality (not hard water, not water filled with pollutants) in order for us to even begin to want to drink it. Fortunately, the implementation of a water filtration system in the average home in the United States can have a huge impact on water quality, making it hugely more pleasant to consume as regularly as is necessary.