9 Health benefits from filtered water that you didn’t know
When you pour yourself a glass of tap water, have you ever thought about what might be hiding in it? How about when you’re cooking or baking? Have you thought about the quality of the water you use to cook pasta, make drinks, or bake cakes?
We hope you answered “yes” to both questions because tap water can contain a lot of harmful impurities and contaminants that can wreak havoc on your health when consumed. This is where filtration begins—removing contaminants to make sure you’re drinking, cooking or baking with the cleanest, safest, and healthiest water possible.
In this article, we’ll explain what filtered water is, its possible health benefits, and why a whole-house water purifier is the best to help you realize all these benefits.
- 1 What is filtered water?
- 2 Health benefits of filtered water
- 2.1 1. Better taste and smell from filtered water
- 2.2 2. Drink filtered water to increase hydration
- 2.3 3. Drinking filtered water reduces your exposure to contaminants
- 2.4 4. Drinking filtered water reduces the risk of many cancers
- 2.5 5. Drinking filtered water strengthens the immune system
- 2.6 6. Filtered water makes hair and skin healthier
- 2.7 7. Filtered water improves kidney function
- 2.8 8. Cooking more safely with filtered water
- 2.9 9. Safer when making drinks with filtered water
- 3 How to know if your water needs filtration
- 4 Whole-house filter for cleaner, healthier water from every faucet in your home
What is filtered water?
Filtered water is water that has undergone a filtration process to remove unwanted impurities and contaminants. The filtration process may include mechanical filtration, reverse osmosis, absorption, ion exchange, or a combination of both or more. The result is filtered water free of harmful contaminants, such as chlorine, pesticides, lead, copper, sediment, etc.
Health benefits of filtered water
Water filtration is a simple yet powerful way to improve your health, so let’s discuss some of the notable benefits you can expect from switching to filtered water:
1. Better taste and smell from filtered water
One of the first benefits of drinking filtered water is that it tastes and smells better. Tap water is known to contain contaminants and impurities, such as chlorine, sulfur, copper, lead, and others, which produce an unusual taste or odor. Since filtered water doesn’t contain these elements, you’ll find it fresher, cleaner, and easier to drink.
2. Drink filtered water to increase hydration
As you probably know, drinking lots of water daily is important for your health and mood. Staying hydrated every day is even more important for athletes and those who work in hot conditions or engage in physical activity. But when tap water smells like rotten eggs or tastes like chlorine, you can avoid drinking that water. Since filtered water tastes and smells better, you’ll likely drink more water and stay hydrated longer.
3. Drinking filtered water reduces your exposure to contaminants
From PFAS and pesticides to lead and bacteria, tap water can contain a variety of contaminants that can have adverse health effects. These health problems can include diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, nervous system or reproductive system, and chronic diseases such as cancer. Drinking filtered water can reduce exposure to pollutants associated with these and other health effects.
4. Drinking filtered water reduces the risk of many cancers
Scientists at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 22 carcinogens commonly found in tap water could increase cancer risk for 100,000 US residents over the course of a lifetime. The analysis concluded that most of the cancer risk was from naturally occurring arsenic, disinfection byproducts and radioactive contaminants. However, other cancer-related pollutants were found in the water, including PFAS, nitrates, chromium-6, radionuclides and 1,4-dioxane. Thankfully, filtering your water eliminates many of these cancer-related contaminants, thereby greatly reducing your risk of various cancers.
5. Drinking filtered water strengthens the immune system
Your immune system is your body’s defense against disease. When it’s working properly, you’re less likely to get sick. Drinking filtered water can help boost your immune system as it helps flush toxins and other impurities out of your body that can hinder your immune response. As a result, your immune system will work more efficiently and respond faster to invading pathogens that can cause illness.
6. Filtered water makes hair and skin healthier
Water can be a double-edged sword for hair and skin quality. It can be the secret to beautiful hair and radiant skin or is contaminated with harsh pollutants like chlorine, pesticides and arsenic that can wreak havoc on your hair and skin.
No matter how many fancy beauty products you use, it won’t workout without using filtered water. Because filtered water is free of contaminants and impurities that can dry and irritate your skin and hair, it helps keep them soft and hydrated, and looking and feeling their best. Improved hair and skin health can also help reduce the need for expensive beauty products and treatments.
7. Filtered water improves kidney function
Kidneys are very important for removing waste and excess fluid from our body. But many of the contaminants found in tap water can put stress on these vital organs and even cause long-term damage. Drinking filtered water reduces your exposure to these harmful substances, lessening the workload on your kidneys and helping to keep them working efficiently for longer. Filtered water can also help remove any waste and toxins that build up in your kidneys, improving overall function and preventing the development of kidney problems.
8. Cooking more safely with filtered water
In addition to enhancing the aroma, taste, and appearance of home-cooked meals and home-baked pastries, cooking and baking with filtered water helps you reduce your exposure to harmful contaminants that can affect your health and sabotage your cooking and baking efforts.
9. Safer when making drinks with filtered water
Using tap water can be tempting when you need to make a drink (such ass a cup of coffee or iced tea), but that would be risky. If the water is not filtered, the result can be weak, unappealing brew or an unpleasant taste of iced tea. But that’s not all. You can ingest harmful chemicals and pollutants just like you can by drinking water or using it for cooking and baking.
How to know if your water needs filtration
You may be wondering if your tap water is contaminated with all sorts of contaminants and needs filtration. If so, here’s how you can check the quality of your tap water:
- Look up city water quality reports: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires U.S. water municipalities to disclose information about their water quality. So call your water supplier and ask for a copy of their most recent water quality report, or search for “[Your City] Water Report” on Google.
- Test your water at home: Another option—a more practical approach—is to test your water with a home water test kit.
- Send water samples from your faucet to a certified local lab: If you want more thorough testing, send a sample of your faucet water to a state-certified lab in your area. Although laboratory testing can be more expensive and time consuming than previous methods, it is often the most accurate.
Whole-house filter for cleaner, healthier water from every faucet in your home
To realize all the benefits outlined in this article, you need to make sure that all the water that enters your home is filtered. This is where whole-house water filters come in—providing clean, filtered water to showers, bathroom sinks, and appliances like washing machines and dishwashers. Even if you only want filtered water sfrom the sinks in your home, a whole-house system can save money and time compared to purchasing several under-sink or countertop filters. need to be installed and maintained.
Whole home water filters are designed to reduce harmful contaminants from every source of water in your home. Installed at your home’s main water line, they remove contaminants at the source, providing you with filtered water for drinking, cooking, bathing, laundry and other purposes.
Our whole house systems have been tested and proven to reduce the pollutants your family is most worried about. Included in their multi-stage arrangement is a sediment pre-filter that captures rust, dirt, debris and silt that may be present in your water. Removing these contaminantss will improve your water quality and help protect the filtration system from clogging. Once all residue is removed, the water passes through an activated carbon filter, which dechlorinates and treats pesticides, herbicides, PFOA/PFOS, VOCs, and other harmful contaminants. The after-filter then reduces any residual organic particles and particles in the water to ensure only safe, clean, healthy water that tastes and smells great reaches your faucet.
If you have any questions about our whole-home water filters—whether it’s about features, installation, returns, or anything else—we’ve got you covered! Contact us and let us know how we can help. We are here to ensure that you and your family have access to clean and safe water. So don’t hesitate to ask!
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Translator: Duong Nguyen Hoang Khang