Our bodies consist primarily of water. We need water to survive, and it is essential you drink plenty of water every day. When we do not drink a sufficient amount of water, our bodies start to dehydrate. While some people might say they dislike drinking water, and they get enough of it in their coffee, soda, or fruit juice, this is not entirely accurate.
First, caffeinated beverages act like a diuretic, which causes the body to flush out more water. Next, sodas, fruit juices, and even those bottles of vitamin-flavored water can contain a large amount of sugar, like corn syrup, which is not healthy for the body. Even diet drinks tax the body because it cannot process artificial sweeteners.
Some of the more common symptoms you may notice if you are dehydrated include:
- Digestive Problems
- Unexplained Weight Gains
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Muscle, Joint, and Back Pain
- High Cholesterol
- Chronic Fatigue
In addition, the type of water you drink could pose health risks, so you need to choose the best drinking water to reduce these risks, such as using quality water systems from Hague Water of MD.
Drinking water right from the tap without any type of filtration system poses concerns, as the water could contain certain levels of various contaminants. What many people fail to understand, that even with “city” water which is processed through a water treatment facility, there are “acceptable” levels of various containments, considered “safe” for consumption.
Some of the more common contaminants found in tap water are:
- Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs
- Disinfection By-Products
Even if you have “well water,” there can still be varying amounts of mineral deposits in the water and, if not filtered, these could lead to potential health problems. The only way to find out what exactly is in your water is to have it tested by a professional.
While many people might think bottled water in a plastic bottle is an ideal solution to tap water, they would be surprised to learn about half of the brands on the market today come right out of the tap. Further, other brands obtained from springs and other natural water sources may lack sufficient filtration processes and not fully remove all containments.
The best solution, to ensure your body is receiving plenty of safe drinking water, is use a water filtration system and further purify either “city” or “well” water. Systems can be custom designed to fit your specific needs, like adding a water softener into the filtration system for problems with hard water.
The health benefits of drinking plenty of filtered water include:
- Improved Circulation
- Improved Digestive Processes
- Decreased Joint and Muscle Inflammation
- Natural Detoxification
- Healthy Skin and Hair
- Better Body Weight Maintenance
For more information about water testing, water treatment solutions, systems, and softeners for your home or business, contact Hague Water of MD today by calling (410) 757-2992 or (410) 213-2380.