Posted on April 4, 2012
It’s hard to believe we are into April already, but Spring is in the air, and everywhere you look you can see the proof in all the blooming plants and trees. As the days get longer and the weather warmer (well it depends on the day), more of us will be spending time outdoors. This is a good time to start getting into the habit of drinking enough water, before the hot temperatures get here. Did you know that; 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, dehydration is one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization for people over 60, lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue and headaches, and a mere 2% of body water shortage can trigger fuzzy short‐term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or a printed page? So if you are going to drink water, what is the best kind? There is so much confusion these days it’s hard to know what is truth and what is hype. Tap water may taste pretty good (remember drinking out of the hose when you were a kid?), but our water sources have become so contaminated and full of chemicals, it’s just not a good idea for day to day use. Bottled water has become very popular, but up to 40% of it is actually drawn from municipal tap water. Some of this water was found to contain other contaminates such as arsenic, bacteria and chemicals. Plastic bottles are horrible for the environment and many plastic bottles are made with bisphenol-a (BPA), a toxic chemical that can leach out into the water especially in hot weather. A quality home filtration system can produce clean healthy water based on scientific principals at costs much less than bottled water. The best filtration process to remove all heavy metals, microorganism and organic and inorganic contaminates is the RODI or reverse osmosis with de-ionization. Prevention is the best medicine!!