Fitspiration – RO Purified Drinking Water

There can be little doubt that water is good for us. Since the human body is about 60% water, that’s probably not a huge surprise to anyone. The benefits of drinking enough water are well-known. It’s good for brain activity, losing weight, keeping healthy, and staying energized.

However, did you know that according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), women should drink 0.71 gallons (2.7 liters) of water and men a staggering 0.98 gallons (3.7 liters)? The upside is that you don’t have to drink only water to get your daily intake. Tea, coffee, juices, fruit and vegetables, and milk are all good sources. The downside is you still need to drink about 0.53 gallons of water (2 liters) as a woman and 0.79 gallons (3 liters) if you are a man. When drinking so much water, a new problem arises and that is the quality of the water you are drinking.

 

Water quality in your home

It is important to understand that the water coming out of the faucets in your home must be of high quality. If you’re drinking as much water as NASEM recommends, you don’t want water that’s full of contaminants. I know what you’re thinking, but just because you live in a country like America, it doesn’t mean that your water is safe.

Drinking water quality in the USA

While it is true that America’s drinking water is generally safe, that does not mean that it cannot contain contaminants that are potentially dangerous. According to the Environmental Working Group, 43 states in America are affected by highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS. If you click this link, you can check if you live in an area with PFAS. And if you live in California, the situation seems pretty dire too. From the New York Times, “more than 300 public water systems in California serve unsafe drinking water, according to public compliance data compiled by the California State Water Resources Control Board”.

 

How to remove contaminants

While your tap water may not be the best, the situation can be easily corrected by installing a water filtration system. With the simple addition of a reverse osmosis water filter, you can sleep easy at night knowing that the water you’re drinking at home is of the highest quality. So, what is reverse osmosis and why is it so beneficial?

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The process of reverse osmosis is quite complex. All you have to know is that it extracts contaminants from water by forcing it through a special type of membrane with very tiny pores. The contaminants remain on one side of the membrane with the purified water on the other.

 

What contaminants are removed

RO water filters remove many different salts, metals, and chemicals. In fact, one of the great benefits of an RO water filter is that it removes the ions that make water hard, so not only are you going to be drinking water that is healthier for you, but you’re also going to be saving money. Now, we should point out that RO water filters don’t remove everything. For example, some pesticide molecules are smaller than water molecules, so the membrane can’t catch them. However, with the simple addition of a carbon-based filtration stage, we can remove most of what remains.

Maintaining your RO water filter

Just before we move on to the benefits of drinking RO purified water, I would like to mention that it’s important to maintain an RO filter system properly. Of course, it goes without saying that water filters come in many shapes and sizes. A simple way to install an RO water filter in your home, especially when it comes to maintenance, is to put it under the kitchen sink.

Then, what you should do on a regular basis is replace the different filter stages when they have reached the end of their life and lost their effectiveness. Pre and post filters usually last between 6 to 12 months, high quality RO membranes up to 5 years. This sounds more complicated than it really is. Head over to BOS and you will see that there is no need to fret.

The benefits of drinking RO purified water

There are so many benefits to drinking RO purified water. One is that because RO water filters remove contaminants such as chromium, chloride, nitrate, and lead your water is not only safer to drink but tastes much nicer too. So lessening that lot will definitely improve the quality of your water. And as an added benefit, when you cook with filtered water, your food will taste better.

Another advantage of producing your own reverse osmosis water is that you don’t have to buy and heave expensive bottled water anymore. One thing you may notice, though, is that while your water tastes much cleaner, it may taste a little flat. That is because it’s deprived of almost all minerals. If this is the case, you could add a pinch of sea salt or mineral blend.

The quality of drinking water in the USA might not be as good as one would expect. A reverse osmosis water filter solves the contamination problem, providing you with RO purified water that has many benefits. Right at the top are healthy and improved taste. With all that in mind, don’t forget to maintain your RO water filter properly.

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My name is Anne and I am a local mommy blogger ... Momee Friends is all about Long Island and all things local with the focus on family

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