It is important that we trust the water we drink and cook with. When we have refreshing, clean, pure, delicious water available, we’re more likely to enjoy drinking enough for optimal health. When we have concerns about water quality or distrust the old pipes in our homes and cities, we simply won’t tend to drink enough.
We should ideally consume 1/2 our body weight in fluid ounces daily. So a 150 lb person would drink 75 oz of water, or nearly (9) 8 oz. glasses, each day. When we get up to around 10 – 12 glasses, that’s about the top limit most bodies need, unless we’re working out particularly hard, practicing an aggressive weight-loss program, or doing a therapeutic cleanse program. I find it helpful to measure my water by using a pint glass and keeping track each time I refill it.
Now, let’s consider our options. Bottled water is expensive, exposed to plastic, often for years, and is not always as clean as your local water source. Pitcher-style or small contraptions attached to your faucet have been shown to do little to improve water quality, and sometimes they can even make water more contaminated!
Consider purchasing a real water filter today if you are concerned about your tap water quality, old pipes, prdoucts that don’t really filter well, or potentially cancer-causing plastic bottles. I’m not talking about those pitchers or small contraptions on your sink, either.
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