Not all drinking water is created equal. You can drink water direct from tap (at least in Singapore), or from a filtered home water dispenser, or buy bottled waters from convenience stores. Each of these water is significantly different with different properties, thus having different effects on your health.
Filtration removes unwanted elements and particles in water making the water safe and healthy to drink. We elaborated below 5 reasons why drinking filtered water is good for our health.
Chlorine, ammonia, and sodium silicofluoride are added to treat our water in Singapore before they are run through the pipes to our homes. The thing about chlorine is that it is highly reactive, and it reacts readily with minute organic compounds often found in water to form Trihalomethanes (THMs). THMs increases the production of free radicals in the body and is highly carcinogenic. Not a good idea for our body to consume too much chlorine.
A good carbon filter in your home water dispenser does the trick of reducing the chlorine and other negatively charged particles from your water by 99%.
No Dirt and Sediments
Although our water may have undergone treatment before it flows out from our tap, it still has to travel a distance before it reaches us. It could be flowing through rusty and dirty pipes, collecting dirt, soil, and debris along the way.
We might not be able to see these dirt and debris with our naked eye, but take a look at what our picked up after a week of installation. Dirt, soil, debris, and other sediments as small as 0.5 microns.
Protects the Body from Diseases
Besides chemicals and dirt, water is also a good host for micro-organisms such as bacteria. Think of the times when your washing water smells stale and funky after leaving them out for a couple of days. It is the micro-organisms that are interacting with the water that is producing the stench.
Depending on the water filter system, there are systems which have an ultra-fine membrane to remove toxins that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Examples of these are colloids, bacteria, viruses, parasites protozoa, pyrogens, and even pesticides and herbicides. This thus protects our body from diseases that might be caused from these bacteria
Now you know, our tap water is not as clean as you think.
Contains Essential Minerals
Water does contain good essential minerals for our health such as zinc, calcium, and magnesium. A good water filtration system retains these minerals while filtering out the bad boys from the water.
Taste and Smell Good
Filtered water taste and feel crispier which makes you like drinking it, which results in you drinking more water. Try it, there is really a difference. 8 glasses of water a day doesn’t seem too difficult now.
We offer highly customisable water solutions that are able to able to address your different needs at an affordable price. It’s time to rethink how you drink water and start drinking sufficient good quality healing water daily for a healthier you!
If you want to know more about filtered water, you can consider reading Should Singaporeans Use Water Filters?