Let me begin by stating that I do have gratitude for living in a time and place in society where clean water is always accessible. Living in a first world country that offers water safe from harmful bacteria is very convenient and allows us to focus on important issues in our life instead of searching for clean water to drink.
However, I believe it’s still important to realize and be aware of the unsafe chemicals and substances that are present in our tap water and the easy alternative Kelli and I use to make sure we drink clean and safe purified water.
As humans, 50-65% of our bodies are made up of water, so it’s safe to say clean drinking water is of vital importance of living a healthy life.
What are some essential benefits of drinking water and being properly hydrated?
- Boosts energy
- Reduces Stress
- Helps Burn Fat
- Supports Healthy Digestion
- Increases Circulation
Those are just a few of the main benefits of drinking water and staying properly hydrated. We suggest drinking about half of your body weight in ounces per day to keep your body energized and hydrated.
Why We Won’t Drink Tap Water and Neither Should You..
We tend to reject the fluoride myth and don’t see it as a beneficial ingredient to add into water. The negative health effects of fluoride are glaring, but it’s safe to say they should be common knowledge. Visit fluoridealert.org for main issues with water fluoridation and common concerns about the practice.
We are also are aware of the many different chemicals and residue that’s left over from water treatment. They include:
- Chlorine (As a kid, I didn’t think pool water tasted very good)
- Lead (Is there Lead in your water?)
- Pharmaceuticals (Not what the doctor ordered)
Those are a few of the reasons that we don’t drink tap water and choose a much safer alternative. The government tells me fluoride is great for our dental health but I tend to question the recommendation – Here’s Why.
What water do we drink instead?
It’s not rocket science, but to make it easy and simple we fill up gallons of water at a filtering system at our local grocery store. We’re able to re-fill gallons of fresh, purified water for only $.39 cents each!
Our Choices are:
- Reverse Osmosis
- High Ph
Each one of the choices has their own benefits but we usually choose the reverse osmosis. It’s removed of fluoride, chlorine and other chemicals that are present in normal tap water.
Do you think our opinion about tap water has validity? Do you drink tap water or drink from another source? Would love to hear your feedback about this important issue, leave a comment below.