What Are the Benefits of a Home Water Filtration System?
Did you know that nearly 64 million Americans have unsafe drinking water? There are multiple potential contaminants when it comes to your home’s drinking water. Filtered water offers numerous health benefits to you and your family. However, many homeowners may balk at the price of installing a home water filtration system. Yet there are many advantages to a home water filter system and it can actually save you money in the long run!
The Health Benefits of Filtered Water
A home water filtration system affords you and your family numerous health benefits.
1. Improved Skin Health
Your skin is one of your most important organs, and while you probably know that it’s important to take care of your skin, you may not realize how much your home’s water affects it. Filtered water is free from the harsh chemicals in tap water that reduce your skin’s abilities to produce natural oils. Drinking filtered tap water also makes it easier for you to stay hydrated, and hydrated skin is happy skin! Filtered shower water helps soften the water and leave your skin with more moisture after bathing than if you use regular tap water to bathe.
2. Removes Chlorine
Most local water treatment sources use chlorine to help prevent contamination with germs and bacteria. While chlorine works well for disinfecting the water, it can be harmful to your and your family’s health over time, including an increased risk for certain types of cancer. Home water filtration systems can help remove chlorine from your tap water that is left over from the city water systems.
3. Removes Heavy Metals
Common tap water may contain trace amounts of heavy metals. Metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic have all been found in tap water. Heavy metals are harmful to your health, even in small amounts. Installing a home water filtration system greatly reduces the potential health problems you or your family may encounter by ingesting heavy metals, even in trace amounts.
4. Reduces Acid Reflux
If you filter your water through an alkaline water filter, you may find relief from heartburn or acid reflux. Alkaline filters help balance the pH levels of tap water to help reduce its acidity. Studies show that alkaline water filters help those who suffer from heartburn and acid reflux.
5. Helps Promote Weight Loss
Whether you’re looking to lose a significant amount of weight or just want to get into better shape, filtered water can help! Drinking plenty of fluids helps suppress your appetite and increases the amount of energy you burn while resting. Most health professionals recommend drinking at least 64 ounces of filtered water a day, more if you exercise regularly.
6. Antioxidant Properties
Filtered water has antioxidants that are measured by their oxidation-reduction potential. Water’s chemical structure allows for it to possess potential energy which allows for antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help prevent or delay cell damage which can help reduce the risk for certain types of cancers.
7. Improves Digestion
Filtered water helps improve digestive health. When you are hydrated, your body has an easier time transporting minerals and nutrients throughout the body. Filtered water is often more hydrating, and improved digestion ends up making you feel better and more active!
8. Promotes the Absorption of Nutrients
Filtered water helps to speed up our metabolism which is vital for the proper functioning of our bodies. Better nutrient absorption is far from the only way filtered water improves our metabolism. Families with water filters at home are statistically noted to increase the amount of water they consume. And since water, together with sport and exercise, is one of the key components in improving your metabolism, having filtered water at home is a great way to improve our health. (drinkfiltered.com)
9. Reduces Cardiac Stress
Neutralized water, filtered through alkaline filters, can help improve your cardiac health. Filtered water has been shown to lower blood lactate levels. Installing a whole home water filtration system can help improve your cardiac health!
10. Strengthens Teeth
Unfiltered tap water contains impurities and minerals that can affect the health and appearance of your teeth. Filtered water with neutralized pH (acidity) levels can help prevent problems such as gum inflammation or de-mineralization of your teeth.
11. Boosts Energy
Filtered water can help your body manage energy levels. Bottled water and tap water may contain zinc or lead, which can gradually affect your energy levels. Filtered water from your home’s water filtration system can greatly help you and your family in multiple ways!
How Can John’s Plumbing and Pumps Help You?
Are you looking into installing a home water filtration system? Not only does filtered water taste better and reduce the amount of plastic bottles in landfills, but it has multiple health benefits as well. Save money on bottled water and help the environment by having a professional plumber from John’s Plumbing and Pumps evaluate your home for a water filtration system. Keep toxins out of your body by filtering impurities from your tap water supply. Call us today to find out more!