Should You Be Drinking Filtered Water?

By Genevieve Cunningham

In parts of the world, clean water is just a dream. In our privileged world, access to clean water is almost a given. We grab a glass, turn a faucet, and clean water appears. But even with our easy access to water, is it clean enough? The shelves stocked full of water purifiers and filters would suggest otherwise. So what's the deal? To determine whether or not you should be drinking filtered water, take a look at these quick facts.

Filters Remove Chemicals, Minerals, and Sediment

Filters are made to remove certain things from the water before you drink it. These things include added chemicals, certain minerals, and sediment that may be present. Depending on the kind of filter, different amounts of these are removed. Some remove all traces of extras in the water, and others only remove some. Why does this matter? Some believe that consuming these extras on a regular basis over a long period of time is harmful to your health. 

Some Minerals are Healthy

Before choosing a particular filter, it's important to remember that some of the minerals in our water are there for our health. They're good for us. When you select a filtration system, try to pick one that removes things such as chlorine, but leaves the calcium. One that removes lead, but leaves sodium. How do you do this? Do your research before buying. With proper research, you can find the most effective kind of filter to fit your needs and your environment.

Choose What's Right For You

Do you need to drink filtered water? There are people who would argue on both sides. Some swear that filtered water is better for the stomach, the skin, and the teeth. And there are others who swear that it's unnecessary. When it comes down to it, all you can do is give it a try to see how it makes you feel. If it clears your skin or eases your headaches, stick with it. If not, give it up. Either way, pay attention to your body and its responses, and make a plan from there.

Filtered water is all the rage in some places. And for some people, it really seems to work. If you want to give it a try, choose a filter that fits your faucet, grab a pitcher, or go with a filtered water bottle. Filtering your water may bring a few more benefits to your health in a really simple way that's easily maintained for a lifetime.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

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