Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Water and life, they go hand and hand. But have you ever asked the question, why is water so vital life? Well for starters, water makes up 70% of your body and without plenty of water daily our health can suffer greatly. We need water for every function of the body from our brain to our organs and other metabolic functions.
How many cups of water have you had today? How many cups did you have the day before? Do you drink from your tap? Or do you buy filtered water? Are you sure the water you are drinking is pure? These are just some of the question we should be asking ourselves when it comes to the water we consume. The answer of how much water we need daily really depends on many factors such as age, sex and health statues of the individual; however, the mayoclinic.com recommends about 13 cups for adult males and about 9 cups for adult females. So, before you go out and buy cases of water to reach your daily water needs, ask yourself is bottle water the way to go? Is it really safer then your tap at home? Well according to foodandwaterwatch.org, bottle water is mostly tap water; so you are simply wasting your money. Not to mention, the plastic waste that is produced by throwing those bottles away.
Personally, I have tried all types of water such as tap, purified, and alkaline water. We all know what tap and purified water is but you may not be as familiar with alkaline water. Alkaline water has a higher PH level which means that is more basic than acidic. Many experts suggest, sticking with water that has a PH ranging from 6.5 to 8.5. Alkaline water generally has a PH of 8.5 to 10 so just to stay on the safe side I usually drink water with a PH of 8.5. There is a lot of mixed information when it comes to the subject of drinking alkaline water to improve health. However, I think we can all agree that many of us need more water but we also want to make sure it is pure. Now, what should you do if you are drinking straight from the tap. Well here are three options:
- you can test your water with either a home testing kit or send it to a lab. This is a good idea if you just want to make sure that your everyday water supply is safe for you and your family.
- You can just play it safe and get a good filtration system. If you choose to get a filter there are many options out. Your option can range from simple direct faucet filters to under the sink water treatment systems. You have to find what may work best for you.
- You can find a great water treatment store. This is a great option, if you do not have the space, money, or just do not want to get a filtration system installed, I would then suggest finding a great water treatment store. The water treatment store that I use is A1 water in Union City, NJ on 4901 Broadway Ave.
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