Water is making a huge comeback.
This may seem like an odd statement considering we all need water in order to survive. Yet, we are a society who has become accustomed to drinking carbonated beverages over water. No, drinking caffeinated and carbonated beverages does NOT count towards your daily water consumption because it has a tendency to dry you out. What is interesting is that more people are choosing to hydrate with water than ever before.
And, while it may seem like water is the only healthy choice in a sea of processed garbage, not all water is good. You may have heard that reverse osmosis and purified water are the way to go but do you know why? Here are a few of the major benefits associated with that reverse osmosis process…
Water has been around for millions of years – that glass you are about to drink was once inside a dinosaur – so it only makes sense that there are some not-so-clean items floating around in it. While our cities have water processing plants and some purification procedures, it still doesn’t eliminate all of the gross out of that glass. To make matters worse, cities are notorious for pumping extra gunk into our water system to “help” us. Here are a few things that are drastically reduced and nearly eliminated with the majority of Reverse Osmosis Units:
- Nitrates and Nitrites
- Much, much more!
While purifying your water to this degree takes away contaminants, it also strips away all nutrients. Some argue that this is perilous for our bodies. This is incorrect. RO water is completely safe and any nutrients taken away are actually more commonly found in the foods we eat. By having a balanced, healthy diet, you take in far more nutrients than you would ever receive from water in the first place.
Cooking and Taste
You’ll find that foods boiled in contaminated water taste differently and can even be discolored. Foods cooked in purified water not only taste better but don’t contain harmful heavy metals and contaminants. You will even notice that your ice cubes are crystal clear. Cloudy, white ice cubes are the result of impurities being forced to the center of the cube during the freezing process. Ice made from reverse osmosis, or purified, water actually last longer than its cloudy counterparts.
Clean, refreshing water just TASTES better all around, whether you are drinking it or ingesting it through foods.
Many people use water softeners in their homes and businesses. Hard water actually damages clothing, appliances, etc. so installing a softening unit helps alleviate that problem. Unfortunately, for it to work, hard minerals are replaced by sodium molecules. Reverse Osmosis actually filters out that added sodium.
If you are a fan of purified water, chances are you buy bottled water. CONSTANTLY. While you may feel like you are getting the same benefits, there are significant disadvantages. First of all is the cost. Bottled water can be expensive over time. You pay for water in your home anyway so why not install a unit that more than pays for itself after a few uses? Sadly, many folks do not recycle water bottles and they end up in landfills clogging up our environment.
Bottled water is also not as pure as you would believe. Most bottled water is simply filtered tap water. When bottled water is left in sunlight, that heat can break down the plastic of the bottle and release harmful contaminants into it. Whenever you do grab a bottle of water, check the label and make sure its RO purified and try to get it from glass containers.
In the end, the benefits of reverse osmosis systems far outweigh any other type of water output available today. Not only is this better for your health, your home and the environment but it gives you a peace of mind knowing that what you are taking into your body is clean, pure and able to help replenish and hydrate your cells. The difference is astounding and when you are finally ready to make the leap, only the cleanest water awaits you!