Let’s talk about water. It’s essential to life and we’re so lucky to have water available in our homes at the twist of a tap. What you might not know is that tap water lacks the minerals from natural water sources and also contains chemical residues (like chlorine) from water treatment processes. In bottled water we have the minerals, but the chemicals from the plastic bottles leave a question mark about how healthy it really is.
Why our “clean” water isn’t always so clean:
Recent research revealed that billions of people globally could be drinking water contaminated by plastic particles which raises problems for our health because our bodies aren’t designed to digest plastic. According to scientists, MAP bacteria in water are highly resistant to chlorination, and could possibly be responsible for up to 8,000 new cases of Crohn's Disease every year. On top of this there is also the issue of many pharmaceuticals contaminating our water supply, which can contribute to a host of risks for our health. In the UK, our tap water is considered safe to drink, but a number of chemicals can be found in it, including: chlorine, fluorine, hormones, nitrates, pesticides, and more.
What can we do to clean our water?
Some of our tips, tricks, and tools for healthier drinking water:
What we use:
It may sound like a lot of work, but the peace of mind knowing that the water you’re drinking is as clean as nature intended is definitely a worthwhile pursuit. As a minimum you should invest in a filter jug. We have the LifeStraw Carafe Jug at the office because it offers the most thorough filtration and protects against bacteria, parasites, microplastics and heavy metals. You can add mineral drops like these from Trace Minerals for a pretty complete and relatively inexpensive solution.