We all know that we should stay hydrated and drink as much water as we can to maintain our health and well-being. But, what we don’t know is that the water we’re drinking from the tap (or even the water we are cooking or bathing with) may actually contain toxins, which can be harmful to us in many ways. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, common contaminants in water can cause harm to our organs, nervous system, and more. Taking a close look at our drinking water is vital to our health.
Tap water is monitored and tested, but some contaminants still get through. Chlorine and lead are two of the most common toxins in water. Even a tiny bit of lead is a tremendous health risk to infants, children, and pregnant women. Naturally occurring minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, are not harmful to drink. But, they can cause hard water which will affect plumping and the ability to clean clothes, dishes, hair, and skin.
While many believe that bottled water is an easy solution, Dr. Weil disagrees and points out that bottled water isn’t even as tightly regulated as tap water. He explained that bottled water often contains chemical contaminants, many of which can come from the bottles themselves. As a solution, Dr. Weil recommends distilled water (water which has been turned into steam so its impurities and minerals are left behind). Distilled water has an alkaline-like quality and is good for every water use in the home. Unfortunately, though, purchasing bottled water for all your in-home needs isn’t practical or necessarily affordable.
An in-home water filtration system, such as those offered by King Water Filtration, provides alkaline water from every faucet in the home. This means that the water that comes out of the tap is always clean and safe to drink, to cook and wash with, and to use to take care of every living thing in your home.