In a hot summer day, I was in a supermarket trying to find some sparkling water to kill my thirst. Stopped in front of different brands of bottled water, I was confused. There were so many labels of pure springs and ice water that almost convinced me the liquid inside these bottles is the purest drink around. But then, a thought hit my mind: labels could be misleading, or sometimes deceptive. I remember in one case, water coming from a well located near a hazardous waste site was sold and labelled as “spring water.” I withdrew my hand from these bottles and decided to find out the best water solution.
Yes, some bottled water may well come from sparkling springs and other pure sources. But there are greater chances it comes from a municipal supply, or even from unknown sources, as bottles aren’t required to list the source on the label. Also, the plastic bottle is not safe, especially if it’s stored in hot temperatures. Imagine how the chemical inside the bottle will change when you carry it around in a hot car. Oh, not to forget these bottles also burden our Earth!
Now that we know bottled water is probably not as pure as it claims, and it can even consume our pocket, we’d better act smart for our health and pocket. The most economical and sustainable choice is to try the tap again. The water that comes out of our faucet is probably safe. But to make it the safest and the best-tasting, choose a filter and filtering the water.
The most common type of water filters are those based on absorption, most of which use activated carbon. One popular type of kitchen filtration unit is an activated carbon filter that attaches to the kitchen sink. These filters treat general odour problems, including chlorine residue. They are reported to be the best method available for removing specific organic chemicals, including some pesticide residues.
Now is another hot day. I’d rather stay at home, listen to the country music, and enjoy a cup of fresh water that I know how it comes from and how it is made pure.
Health Benefits of Drinking Pure Water
I can’t say enough about the health benefits of drinking pure water. Here are only a few of the many health benefits you and your family will enjoy once you make the switch to pure water:
• Healthy body weight
• Proper food digestion and absorption of food nutrients
• Healthy, glowing skin
• Decreased muscle and joint inflammation
• Better circulation
• Nature body detoxification