Want Clean Water?
Want Clean Water?
You’ve been told over and over again how you need to drink eight cups of water each day, but when you’re always in a rush, what do you do? You grab a water bottle and rush out the door. What you may not realize is that those throwaway plastic water bottles you’ve been using are doing more harm than good for your health, your wallet, and the environment.
Let’s take a look at why a water filter and reusable water bottle is the better option.
Problems with Bottled Water
Recent studies have revealed disturbing facts about the water you’re drinking from throwaway plastic bottles.
Contamination: In the summer of 2019, Keurig Dr Pepper announced that it was pulling its mineral spring water, Peñafiel off of the shelves due to high levels of arsenic. Another study published by Orb Media found that store bought bottled water contained microplastics. That’s right, depending on the brand you buy, you may be drinking chemicals or plastic.
Hormone Health: Continuing with the point above, studies show that the same microplastics found in your bottled water can mimic an estrogen in your body. This could compromise your hormone health. For men, this means less testosterone and more symptoms related to high estrogen levels such as weight gain. For women, this may mean an increase in the risk of breast cancer development.
Damaging the Environment: We live in a culture that focuses more on using new material than recycling and reducing our overall consumption. Nowhere is this truer than with plastic water bottles. Some experts report that the amount of plastic will outweigh fish in our oceans by 2050 if we don’t cut back on our consumption of plastic. By switching to a water filter or a reusable water filter bottle, you can do your part to keep plastic out of the ocean.
Wasting Money: Constantly purchasing new throwaway water bottles is a strain on your wallet, especially if you are purchasing name brands like Evian and Perrier. A water filter or water filter bottle is a one-time purchase that only requires an occasional switch of a filter. Typically, filters will last three to four months, saving you a good deal of money.
Benefits of a Water Filter
Want a better way to enjoy your daily eight servings of water? We highly recommend making the investment to an at-home water filter or water filter bottle that you can take with you on the go. Here are several reasons why water filters are the better choice.
Guaranteed Clean Water: Many water filters have been shown to remove up to 99% of contaminants. Some can even make pond and lake water drinkable! Also, when you buy a water bottle that is free from chemicals you can drink water without worry.
Saves You Money: As mentioned above, purchasing a water filter or water filter bottle is a one-time purchase that lasts years. The only thing you have to occasionally replace is the filter. Overall, this is far more cost-effective than constantly buying throwaway plastic water bottles.
Long-Term Investment: When you purchase a water filter, you can rest assured that it is a long-term investment. There’s no worry of needing to constantly replace the bottle. It may cost a bit more than a package of water bottles, but, in most cases, it will pay for itself within a month.
Convenience: Whether you buy an at-home water filter or a water filter bottle, both are extremely convenient to use. Fill them up and off you go. There is no waste and no hassle.
Treat Yourself to Clean Water with a Water Filter
Do your health, wallet, and environment a favor by investing in a water filter. To learn more about water filter options and which ones we recommend check out our Wellness Tip on Water Filters.
When purchasing a reusable water bottle, consider what you need your water bottle for and how it will be traveling with you. In general, we stick to plastic-free water bottles. Even when the product is labeled BPA-Free, we tend to avoid. Often BPA is replaced with another similarly dangerous chemical, and there is no one in charge of making sure that these replacement chemicals are any safer. Not all companies do this, but for our peace of mind, we stay away from plastic altogether.
Some of our team’s favorite water bottles include:
Pura water bottles
Kleen Kanteen with All Stainless Loop Cap or Bamboo Cap
Jerry Water Bottle
For Further Reading – Check Out Our Blogs
Is Your Water Making You Sick? Or Our Guide to Hydration