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We all know that drinking water does a body good. Our bodies are comprised of 60% water, so staying hydrated is really important. I'm going to share some tips to drink more water, so you'll have no problem meeting your daily H2O goals!
Most people struggle to get the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. A better estimate for water intake is to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water a day. You'll need even more if you sweat a lot exercising or working outdoors. In my post "Are You Drinking Enough Water?" I highlighted the great benefits of water consumption. One of my favorite tips if plain water seems to boring, is to jazz it up with different Spa Water Recipes.
I also love using an insulated tumbler (like the Yeti or a Yeti knock-off) with stainless steel straws. It makes it super cold and very refreshing to drink. Another way to enjoy your drinking water is to get a purification system, like these portable and easy to use Berkey water filters.
The Berkey is a portable unit that safely removes the following:
Fluoride - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Viruses – Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Pathogenic Bacteria - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Lead - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Arsenic - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Iron - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Mercury - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Chlorine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Trihalomethane(THMs) – Removed to greater than 99.8%.
Bisphenol-A - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Chloramines - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Pharmaceuticals - Removed to greater than 99.5%.
Petroleum Contaminants - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Methylcycohexane-methane - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Pesticides - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Heavy Metals - Removed to greater than 99.1%.
Coliform and e-Coli - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
Atrazine - Removed to greater than 99.9%
Uranium - Removed to greater than 97.0%.
Gross Alpha emitters - Removed to greater than 98.7%.
It comes in several different sizes, even a travel version, which would be great for camping.
The filters are laboratory tested and set up is simple and easy. They offer instructions on YouTube to assemble the unit.
One thing I love about our Berkey is that the water tastes so clean and pure from this unit. Tap water can taste pretty funky. This water tastes great and makes me want to drink even more! When I'm thirsty, there's nothing better than a refreshing glass of water!!
The safety and quality of tap water is questionable, worse in some areas of the country than others. Here are a few articles to check out on our nation's water problem.
The United States Faces A National Water Crisis
I love knowing that I'm giving my family clean and tasty water with the Berkey. It makes hitting my daily water goals much easier! If you are interested in purchasing a Berkey for yourself, you can order through my affiliate link and start enjoying cleaner, tastier water in your own home.