It’s been hot lately and water is so important for us on these hot days, let alone every day. We need water to live, right? Now some of you might not be fans of water. I know people who don’t drink water but on rare occasions. Understand that when you read this post, that I am over-the-top for water. I am a water snob. Water is my favorite drink. I drink more water than anything else. I need my water and average at least 100 ounces of water a day.
We need water to live. It’s one of the most important elements of our lives. We need it to drink, to grow our produce, for our livestock to drink, to clean our bodies, etc. Many times when we have a headache, we are lacking water. Or when our bodies tell us we are hungry, really our body is simply wanting more water. Some of us struggle with unhealthy skin and the best remedy for it is actually to drink more water.
When I was younger, I didn’t drink a lot of water. I consumed a lot of milk and iced tea, specifically tea cooler. I also grew up during the Kool-aid era so that sugary drink was consumed by the gallons. I don’t remember having water in the refrigerator. I don’t remember going to the tap and getting myself water. I didn’t drink water. I never even desired water.
When I became an adult, I started drinking water. I think it happened when I became pregnant and needed to cut down on the caffeine. Even though water is seen as tasteless liquid to most people, I found it refreshing and as I began consuming it, I found that I wanted more of it. Did you know that your taste buds adapt and change as the weeks go on? Did you know that if you stop with drinking all of the sugar and drink water, eventually it is water that you will crave? When you give your body something that it enjoys, it wants more and more of that thing!
Anyhow, water became my favorite drink. I felt better drinking water. My skin looked better. My body felt better. Since my kids were little, they have always been water drinkers. We went from drinking spring water to drinking purified water. I became a self-proclaimed snob of water. I can tell if the bottled water is spring or purified water. Nonetheless, in 2020, as the water shortage arrived shortly after COVID-19 spread, I found myself struggling to find water. And being a snob who only drank purified water, I needed a remedy. I was starting to panic because the water wasn’t around and our tap water tasted like straight up chlorine.
This is when I purchased my AquaTru Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Purifier. I get nothing for sharing about this product. I only share because I love this product and I have found it to be one of the best household purchases. This water purifier offers 4-stage reverse osmosis purification. It is certified to remove 83 dangerous contaminants. The purifier is so great that when my son went to college, the only thing he ever mentioned that he missed was the water — not his big screen TV, not his gaming computer, not my homemade food — the AquaTru water.
This machine has a pre-filter that removes the larger particles that are found in water and a carbon filter that removes the chlorine and chloramines that are put in city water. The machine has a reverse osmosis filter that removes things like arsenic, led, and hard metals. Finally, it has a VOC filter that removes organic compounds like “forever chemicals” and prescription drug residue. In the end, the filtered water is crisp, clear, and delightful.
The benefits to the family are many. For one, you do not have the plastic bottles. This reduces your waste, because even though plastic jugs and water bottles are recyclable, studies have found many recyclable items aren’t getting recycled by the municipalities. Additionally, if you have kids like me, you probably have gone through the water bottle chaos where there’s a few dozen bottles all over the house and you have to play hunt and gather each week for the recycling collection.
Not only is this a great product for the environment whereas you can reduce your plastic footprint and instead use reusable bottles or cups/glasses to consume your fresh water, but this product is great for your family’s health. It is such a blessing to have good clean water, and water that tastes good too. When you have water like this available, you are more likely to consume a higher amount of water. My son admits he drinks a lot more water at home than he does on his college campus. When he’s here, it’s available and it’s better. When my son and daughter’s friends come over to visit, they are often refilling their water bottles to take home because they love our water so much.
Drinking water is one of the easiest and best steps to take to aim for that second half best half life. You need water to live and drinking some of the best, cleanest, smoothest water encourages consumption and you can see and feel the results. Your body will be better detoxed because you do not have the bad things going in, and the extra water consumption helps flush your system. Additionally, you’ll find your skin glows too. You’ll feel better on the inside and look better on the outside. It’s a win win!
Maybe you aren’t going to run out and get the AquaTru Water Purifier today, but I hope that this inspires you to drink more water. Whether you purchase spring or purified water by the gallon or even if you simple get some water from your tap, remember, it is no calories! If you aren’t a big water drinker, start with a glass a day and work your way up. You may be surprised by how much you actually like water. Be refreshed!!