Water is a vital nutrient, essential to every single chemical process that occurs in our bodies. Water makes up two-thirds of the human body, and 75 percent of the human brain is water.
Staying adequately hydrated allows our bodies to function as best they can, yet nearly 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated without ever knowing it.
Everyone understands the importance of drinking enough water during extreme heat and while exercising, but hydration should not only be a concern for athletes or those battling summer weather.
It’s proven that breathing dry air in the winter evaporates more water than in the summer, but on any given day we can lose more than a half gallon of our body’s water through breathing, sweating and waste removal – and even more when we exercise.
A small drop in hydration, as low as two percent, can cloud short-term memory, cause difficulty with basic math and make it hard to focus on a computer screen or printed page.
Lack of water is also the number one cause of daytime fatigue. The presence of enough water speeds chemical processes, which helps people stay energized throughout the day.
People who drink enough water not only avoid the pitfalls of dehydration, they accelerate their metabolisms and help prevent overeating.
A scientific study found that people who drank 17 ounces of cold water saw up to a 30 percent increase in their metabolism rate for nearly an hour and a half. Our bodies expend more energy digesting cold foods and beverages.
Drinking water helps people maintain a healthy weight because thirst is often mistaken for hunger. One study found that drinking one glass of water before bed squelched the midnight hunger pangs of 100 percent of its participants.
To receive the maximum benefit from being hydrated, one must consume the highest quality water. A home filtration system can protect against microbiologic and inorganic contaminants that can be harmful to one’s health.
Some contaminants actually work against the benefit of being hydrated. Look for a water treatment system that produces water free from more than 99.99 percent of contaminants.
Staying hydrated is easy when water tastes great. Treated water and filtration systems remove unappetizing water additives that cause water to have a rotten egg or chlorine smell and a fishy or metallic taste. They also assist with turbidity, which can cause an unsightly cloudy appearance in water.
Because water is such an important nutrient and accounts for such a large portion of the human body’s vital functions, drinking the highest quality water is one of the easiest ways to help stay healthy.
Geauga County residents are fortunate to have one of the nation’s premier water treatment innovators right in Newbury.
Kinetico Water Systems pioneered the art of water purification without electricity.
Their highly technical, but incredibly simple system is in use in over 10,000 local homes and businesses today.
Their process begins by testing your water in your home to determine what modifications, if any, are necessary.
For more information on how you can get the best water purification system in your home visit the Kinetico Water Systems website.
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