A good water filtration system that’s chosen to remove the contaminants that specifically affect your home is a sound investment. Many people install these systems to improve their water quality and to act as a final line of defense for the health of their families. In this article, we will take a closer look at four water filtration health benefits.
1. Improved Hydration
Every living creature on the Earth relies on water for hydration and good health. When we have access to poor quality water that tastes strange or has a bad smell, we’re less likely to drink adequate volumes of water. Many people switch to bottled spring or mineral water, but this is expensive, and the bottles are a hassle to store. Installing a water filtration system is a better option; you get cleaner and fresher water from your faucet, and there are no bottles to store. Studies have shown that many people experience an uptake in water consumption when a new filtration system is installed.
2. Better Tasting Tea
In recent years, there has been a significant uptake in tea drinking, which has lower caffeine levels than coffee and carbonated sodas. The best way to prepare tea is to boil the water in a kettle and then pour the hot water over the tea. But, the taste of your favorite tea can be compromised by poor quality water. One of the things that tea drinkers notice when they switch to filtered water is that their tea tastes better. The flavors are richer and deeper, and again, this encourages better hydration. If you’ve installed a water softener, you can also protect the heating element in your kettle from limescale.
3. Removing Dissolved Organic Contaminants
A water filtration system can remove chlorine, chemicals, heavy metals, and more. But, they can also remove dissolved organic contaminants, such as drugs, hormone residues, pesticides, pharmaceutical byproducts, and more. At this time, there is no scientific data that proves that these contaminants are a threat to human health. That said, they are present in increasing concentrations, and further investigation is warranted. The filtration capacity to remove dissolved organic components is largely determined by the quality of the system. If the filter has more elements, layers, and a larger surface area, it can remove a greater number of potential contaminants.
4. Reducing Cardiovascular Stress
The health benefits of certain water filtration systems can be applied to fitness. Scientific research has shown that alkalizing supplements can reduce cardiovascular stress after a workout. A study comprised two groups of professional skiers tested for the consumption of an alkalizing substance to enhance cardiorespiratory function during exercise. The test group had higher levels of upper body strength, a reduction in blood lactate levels, and lower cardiovascular stress than the control group. So, the health of the water that you drink has a direct correlation to your ability to exercise efficiently.
If you want to install a water filtration and/or softener system in your home, contact your local water treatment specialist today.
By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.