When it comes to hydration, we have all heard or read an opinion on how it should be done correctly. With so much conflicting information available it can be confusing and finding a place to start can be overwhelming. Education is the key and the knowledgeable professionals at AAA Water Team are the experts when it comes to water and water filtration systems. If you are interested in learning more, the water specialists at AAA Water Team have provided the following information regarding the facts and fallacies surrounding drinking water and the use of filtration systems to ensure the water in your home or business is the best that it can possibly be.
How Many Glasses of Water Should I Drink A Day?
The concept of drinking 8 glasses of water a day is actually a myth. Ideally, you need enough fluid to replace what you lose daily in regards to sweating, urinating, breathing and other body functions. Depending on your level of activity, this works out to be about 8 to 10 cups of water per day. Keep in mind that we receive approximately 4 cups from the consumption of food. In hot weather and during and after strenuous activity you should drink more. Listen to what your body is telling you; if you are thirsty slowly sip water to satisfy your thirst and try to avoid soda juice and other sugar drinks which contain empty calories.
Water Intoxication; Is Drinking Too Much Water Bad for You?
Water intoxication is a concern for anyone who is physically exerting themselves for long periods of time and drinking large amounts of water. Physical stress experienced through prolonged periods of exercise or other activity can reduce the kidneys ability to function correctly including sending urine to the bladder. By drinking excessively, the fluid levels in your brain and body can build up causing headaches, nausea and disorientation and in extreme cases death. Ideally, you should sip water to quench your thirst rather than guzzling it down quickly in large amounts.
Tap Water VS Filtered Water Facts
A water filter is always your best option especially if your water has an unpleasant taste or is discolored. Water testing can provide an analysis of your water to determine if your supply contains any pollutants. The experts at AAA Water Team can help you determine the right kind of filter to remove toxins, bacteria and impurities from your water supply along with parasites including Giardia and Cryptosporidium, pesticides and trace elements including lead. There are many different types of filter and water purification systems available at AAA Water Team including activated carbon filters that attach to your faucets, whole home filtration systems, reverse osmosis and much more.
Cooking with Tap Water
Many older homes contain lead pipes and running hot water can dissolve trace amounts of lead from your plumbing system. Even newer plumbing can contain lead in the brass fittings or faucets that have copper pipes with joints that have been soldered together. Researchers found that unfiltered tap water was responsible for as many as 20% of positive exposures to lead. Even boiling the water doesn’t remove the contamination, in fact it can cause lead to before even more concentrated possibly leading to damage to your nervous system and brain. If you are turning on a faucet that has not been used for 6 hours or more you should flush the pipe by running cold water for several minutes to allow the pipes to clear.
Water Filtration, Purification & Reverse Osmosis in Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
For more information regarding water filtration and purification systems, contact the experienced professionals at AAA Water Team and speak with a friendly and knowledgeable customer service professional about how to ensure that your home or business has pure, fresh tasting water that can be enjoyed year round.