We all know that water is essential for our health and we should be drinking at least 1.5 litres a day, but do you ever think about the quality of the water that you’re drinking?
After hearing the statistic that London tap water has passed through seven other people before it reaches us I was quick to get a Brita filter, however it was only recently that I’ve started to wonder if even that is effective enough.
Of course, the water is filtered and treated to be made safe for consumption but certain factors such as the area you live in can have a huge impact on the taste, and quality of your water.
In many areas fluoride is added to water as it helps to create strong teeth, however this is also toxic. Other chemicals that may be found in your drinking water include chlorine and xeno-oestrogens, which can mimic the hormone oestrogen in your body. A fact that isn’t so refreshing.
While buying a jug filter like a Brita is effective in removing some of the toxins in our water, an alarming number of other substances are able to pass through the filter and thus into our bodies. When many of us strive to get our eight glasses a day, this adds up to a surprising level of toxins from something that we are told is so good for us.
This doesn’t have to be the case though; there are some water filters on the market that may be more effective, including the Eva water filter, which takes the H2O through an eight step filtration process. The vertical water tower removes toxins and chemicals before adding the vital minerals that are so often missing from regular tap water, so you can be assured that your drink really is refreshing your body.
At around £100 for a seven litre filter, they may be more expensive than regular water filters, but this is soon recovered due to the savings in buying bottled water, and the cartridges also only need to be replaced every 9 months instead of monthly.
You may also consider Kangan, a type of filtration that also alters the pH level of the water so it is slightly more alkaline, and thus better for the body.
For something that is such an integral part of everyday living, I’d say it’s probably a worthwhile investment in your health.
Do you drink filtered water?