Water & Your Health
Water & Your Health
Without water, there is no life. Your body is made up of 70% water, so a drop in hydration can have immediate detrimental effects on 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 bodily functions. Without water flushing your system out, in fact, your body would be poisoned by its own waste! So we can confidently say that drinking water is an essential part of every person’s day, but how much should we drink? And when? 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’s easier said than done when those same bottles are transported around sunny Australia on the backs of trucks in the heat of the summer (when consumption is at its highest). It is for this reason that experts advise you to never drink water that has been stored in plastic and left in a hot car (where temperatures can reach over 50 degrees!) When you consider how much water we drink on a daily and annual basis, water quality should be a major consideration for all of us. Small amounts of contaminants ingested over long periods of time can do serious damage. Drinking pure, properly filtered water reduces the stress on your body, letting it absorb all the benefits without needing to filter out impurities. Clean, chemical-free water enters your body easily and immediately gets to work hydrating all of your cells and flushing your system out. See our website page on health benefits for more info.