I came across this interesting article that articulates why drinking sufficient water every day is important. Drinking water reduces heart disease, a leading cause of death in the US. I’m sure you’ve heard that but this article actually ties water consumption to heart disease and sodium levels in your body. They found that increases in serum sodium levels affected the likelihood of heart disease MANY YEARS LATER. Make sure you’re drinking filtered water.
Interestingly a link in that article goes to another suggesting that drinking coffee is also good for your heart. I like that. I don’t agree with the article when it suggests a fixed amount of water to drink every day. If you’re thirsty, take a drink. Your body knows.
When I look at water reports for people I always look at sodium in water. If it’s high, then considering other contaminants as well, I would recommend reverse osmosis for drinking. That would control your sodium intake from drinking water.
While this study did not mention filtered water vs tap water, there’s clear evidence that filtered water is much healthier for you. Tap water contains carcinogens and may contain heavy metals as well. Which filter is best for you depends entirely on your water source.
Drinking water reduces heart disease. It also supports your immune system. Drink filtered water. Figuring all this out is complex and you must wade through numerous false claims by people selling filters. Or buying the wrong one at Home Depot or Amazon. The only way to start is by looking at your water report and identifying what’s in your water.
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