Drinking clean water is key to living a healthy life. However, many people don’t stop to think about the quality of the water they are drinking. This is especially true in developed countries like the United States, where we often take clean water for granted. Here is why it is so important to drink clean water that’s free from bacteria or other contaminants.
Of course, the most important reason to drink clean water is to nourish your body. Water makes up approximately two-thirds of our body composition – more than any other component. As a result, your internal organs need a certain amount of water to function properly, and not drinking enough water could lead to serious health problems. While we need to drink plenty of water every day, this is particularly important on hot days or days where you’re exercising more than normal. You’ll naturally lose more water through sweat when this happens, so you’ll also need to drink more to compensate.
Drinking water throughout your day flushes away toxins to keep your body healthy and prevent illness. This happens through the endocrine system as your kidneys filter out any toxins you’ve consumed. Without clean water, you’ll start to feel dehydrated, and your kidneys won’t properly filter the liquids you’re consuming. If the water you’re drinking isn’t clean, it can actually increase the number of toxins in your body, rather than flushing them away. Not only does this hurt your kidneys, but it can also have a negative effect on your digestive system. Dehydration, constipation, and nausea can all happen if you aren’t drinking enough clean water.
Water affects the way we look in addition to the way we feel. Drinking clean water throughout the day contributes to clear, glowing skin. It’s also important to shower with clean water as well. Water that has been contaminated can be very harsh on your skin and hair, causing it to dry out.
While water-borne illness is very rare in the United States, it is still possible if you aren’t drinking clean water. There are many serious illnesses that can spread through contaminated water sources, including giardia, salmonella, E.Coli, and more.
Many people take for granted that their water is clean. However, getting your water tested can give you peace of mind. Most municipalities have water sanitation systems that filter out bacteria and dangerous contaminants, but that doesn’t mean that your water is totally clean. It’s also particularly important to have your water tested if you are drinking from a well. A comprehensive test will help you identify exactly what is in your water so you can take steps to remove it.
Atlantic Coast Water Clinic provides water testing and other residential and commercial water solutions for clients throughout south Florida.
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