6 Reasons You Should Use a Water Filter

We all know that water is good for you and staying hydrated is an essential part of living. Up of 60% of the human adult body is water and it’s the number one nutrient for our bodies. It’s also key to removing toxins. However, not all water is the same. In fact, your everyday tap water is likely to be full of nastiness which could be doing your body more harm than good.

1.Reduce The Chlorine Taste & Smell:

Chlorine isn’t just found at your local swimming pool, it is also commonly used to disinfect tap water. According to South Staffs Water, chlorine is used as a chemical disinfectant in water supplies to remove germs and bacteria making it safe to drink.

By using a water filter jug which is combined with a decent carbon filter, you can reduce the amount of chlorine found in the water you’re drinking, and this will considerably improve the taste too.

2. Remove Germs From Dirty Pipes:

Tap water has travels a significant way through pipework underground to get to your home, and as you may expect, all water pipes have a thin film of rust. Whilst this rust – and other dirt you may find in your water – is harmless in small quantities, it can have a detrimental effect on the taste of your water.

Using a water filter jug can help you remove impurities from your water and helps increase the taste.

3. Improve The Taste of Your Food:

From pasta and rice to potatoes, broccoli and spinach, there’s a lot of food which we cook using water from the tap. Yet the taste of this food can be changed by the impurities found in everyday tap water.

Filtering the water before cooking with it, not only removes the impurities in the water but can also ensure the food you’re cooking tastes as it should.

4. Keep Your Appliances Clean:

No matter how hard or soft your water is, it will contain traces of limescale which overtime will hinder the performance of your kettle, increasing your energy bills each time the kettle is used.

Using a water filter to filter your water first, you can reduce those impurities which lead to a build-up of limescale. Filters act as a water softener, and in turn slow down the build-up of limescale in your kettle and iron, helping keep your appliances clean and ensure your cuppa tastes as good as it should.

5. Add Those Essential Minerals:

All water from our taps will have been purified at a specialist water works, to ensure any potential contaminants are removed. However, during this process some essential minerals can be removed meaning our water isn’t as good for us as we may think.

Reverse osmosis, which uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove larger particles can also remove essential minerals from the water, hindering its health benefits. But, with the right type of water filter, these minerals – such as magnesium, which plays a vital role in the body such as controlling blood pressure and maintaining insulin sensitivity – can be put back into the water. This, in turn, enhances the health benefits offered by a glass of water.

6. Save Money…And Help The Environment

As many of us continue our search for great tasting water, many of us are opting to buy bottled water whose contents are sourced from various valleys. But with the average person in the UK drinking over 37 litres of water a year, purchasing a water bottle every time we want to drink water when at work or out and about can work out expensive.

A cheaper alternative is to purchase a water filter jug and enjoy the freshness of filtered water whenever you want it. Switching from bottled water to a water filter is also better on the environment, as less plastic bottles will need to be used reducing the number of greenhouse gases produced.

So if you want to enjoy the taste of fresh, clean and healthy water, you’re looking to drink a healthy amount of water without it costing you a fortune and you want to reduce the impact limescale has on your kettle then invest in a water filter – and begin tasting the difference today.

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