Without water, there is no life. Your body is made up of 70% water and a drop in hydration can have immediate detrimental effects to your health. It is especially important to stay hydrated during the summer months or if you are physically active. Dehydration is the biggest cause of fatigue, headaches and tiredness in the afternoons.
Apart from making up a significant part of every cell in your body, water serves many important functions in your body, without water flushing your system out, your body would be poisoned by it’s on waste! So we can confidently say that drinking water is an essential part of every person’s day. But when and how much to drink?? Health experts suggest that by the time you feel thirsty you are already significantly dehydrated, so staying hydrated really needs to be a conscious process.
Having a water bottle that you carry around if you are not at home is a great way to do this. Here at Complete Home Filtration, we recommend only carrying glass or stainless steel drinking bottles as using plastic has been linked to adverse health effects with potentially lethal chemicals leaching out of plastics into the water they are carrying on hot days. Most spring water suppliers will advise that bottles should not be kept in temperatures over 30 degrees- that easier said than done when these same bottles are stored in the Australian climate and transported around on the back of trucks in the heat of the summer when consumption is at its highest. It is for this reason that experts advise to never drink water that has been stored in plastic and left in a hot car where temperatures can reach over 50 degrees.
Water quality is important when you consider how much water we drink on a daily and annual basis. Small amounts of contaminants ingested over long periods of time can do damage. Drinking water that is as pure as possible enables your body to get the maximum benefit out of it. Your body doesn’t need to filter things out of the water then get the benefit. The clean, chemical-free water enters your body and immediately gets to work hydrating all of your cells and flushing your system out. See out website page on health benefits for more info.