There really is nothing more fundamental to our health than water, so let me ask you this very simple question. How much actual water do you drink? I’ve just been told that my water requirement, given not too much exercise, normal environment, should be about 3 liters a day. That’s about thirteen and a half glasses. Given that, on average we spend eight hours each day asleep, that works out on average to about 1 glass of water every hour. I don’t know about you, but my intake’s not even close. Worse still, that’s just me. At 3 liters a day, my household of five should consume 105 liters, 28 gallons of water every week or 1442 gallons in a year. That’s a lot of water, so the next question clearly is where should I get it?
Back in 1986 the average American drank 4.5 gallons of bottled water in a year. By 1997 this had grown to 12.7 gallons. In 2008 Americans bought 8.8 billion gallons of bottled water. If each bottle was 1 gallon size, and most are far smaller, that would mean 8.8 billion new plastic bottles which have to be manufactured and disposed of. Given the expense of bottled water it is fair to ask why this has happened and the clear answer is that we are all concerned. Concerned about our health, concerned about the purity of the water in our taps and from this position of fear, in only a few years we seem to have become dependent on bottled water, a clean, safe source of health for ourselves and our children. But is it really that good?
I was searching the web a few days ago, looking for smoothie recipes when I can across a survey of the things kids drink where parents were saying that yes, soft drinks contain caffeine and yes they’re full of sugar, but at least they’re not full of germs or diseases, so they’d rather have their kids imbibe sugary canned drinks than the water in our taps. This is not good news. So what’s the deal with bottled water? According to the National Resources Defense Council government estimates show over 25% of bottled waters are actually tap water, in some cases without any further treatment.
In Florida, where I live, many people have wells on their property. The water from those can be stunning – it smells strongly of rotten eggs and does not taste good. Municipal water is rather better, but has a chlorine flavour, and it is this that deters many people from drinking tap water, so bottled water is extremely popular. But if bottled water is no real improvement, where else can we go? Should we all be making cups of tea from cans of coke?
To my mind water ionizers provide an excellent solution. I want my water filtered as much as possible! Although they are expensive, the reduction in bottled water consumption can easily cover the cost very quickly, and the biggest convenience is that since the whole thing doesn’t depend on outside supplies you can’t run out and have to make another run to the store when you’d much rather just put your feet up. The ionization of the water is a plus and the production of super water, which allows us to disinfect the kitchen without using nasty chemicals is the final clincher.
Water ionizers aren’t just a good idea, all round they make good sense.
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