Water makes up the vast amount of who we are. We often take it for granted and drink anything else but water. We wonder why our health suffers and what we can do to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. When we consider what we are made of, we find that water is two-thirds of who we are. Water influences 100% of our body’s processes. To put it plainly, we cannot live without water. But while we may be fortunate in the United States to have what would seem to be plenty of water, we must consider if the water we have is healthy enough to keep us alive.
It is estimated that 85% of American households have what is know as hard water. Hard water is measured in grains per gallon as calcium carbonate.Hard water is water that has a high mineral content. It forms when water percolates through mineral deposits made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates. Hard water can have some health benefits if managed properly in residential areas but can be very damaging in industrial settings.
With proper filtration systems in place, hard water can be handled quite easily in homes and businesses throughout the country. Chlorine removal through a water softener can improve the taste, taking the harsh chemical taste from the water. When water is relieved of harsh tastes, we are more apt to drink more of it during the day. That is one reason that the boom in bottled water over the last 30 years has been so significant. Natural spring water or water that has undergone chlorine removal by a filtration process has enabled us to have options when it comes to the water we drink, and we need to drink it.
Drinking water will have significantly positive effects on our health. Even mild dehydration can have detrimental effects on our health. Dehydration can make you tired and can affect your mental clarity. It takes only a loss of 9-12% of your total body weight in water to be fatal. Often times, we don’t even know that we are walking around in some state of dehydration every day. There have been many studies done on the effects of dehydration on our bodies and it has been found that only mild dehydration can significantly impair many aspects of our brain function. Mild dehydration is defined as 1-3% of body weight. This is not much water loss at all. Drinking more water throughout the day can improve your life quite a bit.
If you have hard water or water that is difficult to drink in your home or office, there are things you can do to improve your water quality. Whole house filtration systems and simple chlorine removal systems can bring clean, quality water to you for very little expense. When you think about how important water is to our overall health, it doesn’t take too long to decide it’s worth it.