A common New Year’s resolution is to improve one’s health. If you have decided to become healthier this year, you may be looking at ways to eat better and lose weight. What you might not consider is the impact that clean drinking water can have on your overall well-being. Thanksgiving is just a few days away and before we know it, it will be New Years! If you want to get 2019 started off on the right foot, you should start thinking about installing a water softening system as soon as possible. Here are just a few ways in which a whole house water filtration system could benefit you.
Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.7 million Americans are struggling with Alzheimer’s. Contaminants such as lead, aluminum, and arsenic in drinking water may contribute to the growing Alzheimer’s epidemic. They may also lead to an earlier onset of Alzheimer’s, and might even be associated with certain learning disabilities in children.
Safeguard Against Cancer
Certain chemicals in drinking water are known carcinogens. A few of those known to increase one’s risk of cancer include arsenic, fluoride, and chlorine. These substances can decrease your immunity to diseases, making it more difficult for your cells to repair themselves. They can also increase the number of free radicals found in your body, leaving you more susceptible to developing cancer.
Some prescription medicines may also contain chemicals that can make your body more susceptible to cancer. The toxins found in medications are not filtered out at most water treatment facilities. A home water softening system is needed in order to reduce or eliminate these substances completely.
Protect Teeth and Bones
We are constantly told that consuming fluoride is good for our teeth. Even so, some evidence suggests that high amounts of fluoride may actually have a negative effect on tooth enamel. Fluoride has even been linked with a higher risk of osteoporosis or brittle bones. As such, you should avoid consuming fluoride if you have a family history of osteoporosis, particularly if you are also a post-menopausal woman.
Provides Better Organ Function
One of the biggest reasons to consume filtered water is the fact that it helps your organs operate at peak efficiency. Many contaminants such as lead and chlorine can actually have a negative effect on the stomach, liver, pancreas, and kidneys. As a result of improved organ function, you may notice:
- Better digestion (and greater vitamin absorption)
- More regular bowel movements
- Improved kidney function
- A reduced risk of gallstones or kidney stones
Your organs are responsible for all major functions of your body. When each one operates as it should, you will naturally feel better. You may even have more energy as a result, since no one organ is working harder than it should in order to compensate for another.
Aid with Weight Loss
One of the most overlooked health benefits is the fact that filtered water can help you lose weight. It does this by making water more attractive for you to drink. Rather than consuming a sugary beverage, you are more likely to reach for a refreshing glass of cool water instead. Not only will you save calories, but drinking adequate amounts of water can also suppress the appetite, helping you feel full after eating smaller portions.
Your liver is responsible for burning fat stores. A well-hydrated liver can maximize its fat-burning abilities to help you shed unwanted pounds much easier. It also leads to greater organ function overall, which is something we have already discussed.
A Water Softening System is an Investment in Your Health
If you want to enjoy good health, you cannot ignore the benefits of filtered water. Start the New Year off right by choosing a water softening system for you and your family. For help with selecting the right one, please contact us.