Don’t Sabotage Your Nutritional Efforts With Unhealthy Tap Water or Unreliable Pitcher Filters
You’ve made the decision to live a healthy, active lifestyle. You’ve researched nutritional options and found the right diet for your needs. You’re already ahead of the pack when it comes to vitality and longevity.
However, many people who have invested their time and resources into a nutritious diet forget to consider the type of water they drink. According to PaleoLeap.com, tap water, regardless of your city’s efforts to keep you safe from bacteria, contains harmful toxins.
After putting so much time and effort into eliminating toxins from your food and your environment, you don’t want to just get all the same bad guys from a different source! Toxic chemicals in the water supply are unfortunately very common – a 2009 report on water quality across the US found that tap water contained 97 agricultural pollutants, 204 industrial chemicals, 86 chemicals connected with urban runoff, and 42 toxic chemicals added during the water treatment process. Some (like agricultural pollutants) are there by accident, but others (like chlorine) are actually added deliberately as purification agents. Disinfectant chemicals prevent bacteria from contaminating the drinking water supply, but unfortunately, they can’t differentiate between you and E. Coli. The concentration of chlorine in your tap water might not be strong enough to kill you the way it does bacteria, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t harmful.
Common tap water disinfectants include chlorine, chlorine dioxide, chloramine, and ozone. None of these chemicals are good for you as it is, but to make matters even worse, they can also react with minerals and organic materials in the source water to form Disinfection By-Products, or DBPs. DBPs include several different types of chemicals, depending on which disinfecting agent was used in the original water. For example, chlorine (the most widely used disinfectant chemical) reacts with organic materials like decaying plants to form various different DPBs. Several of these unsavory characters are suspected carcinogens, and regulated as toxic, but not all of them are even identified, much less studied in any detail, regularly measured, or regulated at all.
And bottled water isn’t much healthier than tap water – not to mention very expensive.
Also, many pitcher filters with activated carbon only reduce chlorine for a limited time at which point they can actually put more harmful contaminants into your water than was in the water to begin with! You have to be extremely diligent about changing these filters and even then, they don’t reduce contaminants like fluoride, lead, arsenic, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.
The best, most cost-effective way to regulate the quality of water you put in your body is through a process called reverse osmosis. At Knoxville Culligan, we offer 5 and 6 stage drinking water systems that remove up to 99.9% of contaminants while also giving you the option to add back in minerals like calcium and magnesium if you so desire.
For pennies/per day, you can have high-quality, great-tasting water that compliments your paleo lifestyle and helps keeps you and your people healthy & happy.
To learn more about the affordable rental and purchase options call us today or fill out the form below. After serving tens of thousands of local East Tennessee residents since 1957, you can be sure we’re here to help and not to sell you something. Our deepest desire is to ensure our customers have the best water for their entire home.