Category: Health
20Mar

Sometimes when we prepare food at home it just doesn’t taste how we think it should. Before questioning your culinary skills may be, you should check your water quality. Since water is such an important part of cooking, it’s best to use water that is safe and of high quality.

Although drinking water provided by local municipalities is usually free of most pathogenic microorganisms that cause serious illnesses there are still things in it that may alter the quality of food prepared with it. One of these is chlorine, which is commonly used to disinfect water. Chlorine can affect the taste of food, and it also can affect how it looks. Chlorine is also said to affect yeast; which is used in baking, causing baked goods to come out hard and flat. Unfiltered water may also contain small amounts of dissolved minerals such as lead, mercury, magnesium, sodium, and calcium which all can drastically alter the taste of foods prepared with it.

Single tap or whole house filtration systems could be the answer to your culinary woes. These systems ensure drinking water is purer and with fewer minerals, and chlorine for cooking. We offer a variety of single tap and whole house filtration systems, they have tremendous benefits it the kitchen.

Remember some of the benefits of cooking with filter water are:

  • It Enhances Flavor to Food and Drinks
  • It Helps in Producing Optimal Baking Results
  • It Helps Protect Us From Harmful Contaminants
  • It Protects Our Hands When Cleaning Dishes

Check out our single tap or whole house filters, and find which is best for you!

20Feb

Water is necessary for life, whether you’re a human or a pet. More times than not, we drink filtered or bottled water while giving our pets tap water. Why is that? Do pets not need or deserve high quality filtered water?  We are aware of the dangers associated with tap water, that’s why we make sure our families are drinking the “safe” water, but we somehow forget about certain 4-legged members of our family. Although there are no filtered water options in the wild, pets, just like us; benefit from drinking water that has been filtered, here are some of the reasons:

  • Our pets can be harmed by what is lurking in our tap water. Fluoride, chlorine by-products, and harmful contaminants such as bacteria, arsenic, pesticides, heavy metals, and even fuel all can be found in tap water. These contaminants can cause health issues for your family as well as your pet.

 

  • Our pets may be more sensitive to what is in water than we are, and this may lead to reduced water consumption. Cats and horses, for instance, are also often very picky about what they eat and drink and are sensitive to odors and tastes. This can affect their water consumption because if they don’t like something about their water, they probably won’t drink it. This can eventually lead to dehydration.

 

  • Filtered water can reduce tear stains. You have probably seen dogs with dark tear stains under their eyes. This is a common problem, that is attributed to diet (which includes the water they drink). Tap water may contain a high amount of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and tear stains are a result of the excess minerals.

 

  • It’s one of the few things we control. For the dog owners especially, you know when you’re not looking your dog may eat anything from your shoes to the trash. We can’t really control what they do when we aren’t looking, but we can control what we give them. That’s why giving them filtered water is a great choice.

Pure, good quality water is just as important for your pet’s health as it is to yours. Whole house filtration systems are a great way to ensure your pets get high-quality water. Even if they drink it from the toilet. Check out some of our whole house systems. Your pet will thank you (if they could talk).

 

20Dec

We all know how important it is to drink enough water. There has even been a recent shift in culture and we are beginning to see more and more people installing water filtration systems in their home. This makes sense because there are many health, and environmental benefits from drinking good filtered water directly from the tap, but there are also many hidden benefits that we aren’t considering. A good filtration system is great for hair and skin. That may be great news for those who are into beauty and cosmetics.

Many homes and apartments suffer from what is known as hard water; water that has high mineral content. Hard water magnifies the symptoms of many skin conditions. Breakouts related to eczema, psoriasis and dry skin become worse when exposed to hard water. Hard water leaves mineral deposits on your skin that can clog pores and dry out your skin, making it feel scaly with residue. This can lead to an increase in acne.

Hard water also reduces the effects of soaps, making it harder to clean with. It can also be very damaging to our hair and scalp. It leaves hair feeling unclean even when you have rinsed and repeated. The residue left behind blocks out moisture, leaving your hair dry and your scalp flaky.

Chlorine is also very damaging to hair and skin. It is said that showering in chlorinated water may be worse that drinking chlorinated water. Chlorine strips the natural protective oils from the skin and hair, causing excess drying and frizz.  Hair can become dry, coarse, static and prone to tangles and breakage.

Whole house water filters & softeners can be used to reduce hardness and remove chlorine from your homes water. Adding these filters will give your hair and skin many benefits including:

  • Prevention of Skin Irritation
  • Slowing Your Skin’s Aging Process
  • Minimizing Breakouts and Acne
  • Reducing Split Ends
  • Keeping Hair Shiny
  • And More…

Contact us if you need help finding the right filtration for you, your hair, and your skin.

16Oct

We have always been told we should drink water. The recommended amounts vary based on who you are talking to, but the thing that’s never really explain is why. Why is it important for us to drink water every day? What happens if we don’t drink enough water? The simple answer is “we get dehydrated,” but do you really know what that means? For the most part the average person does not.

By definition dehydration is when your body doesn’t have enough fluid and electrolytes to work properly. So how do we know when we are dehydrated or becoming dehydrated? Our bodies give us several warning signs.

In the first stages of dehydration; mild dehydration (a 3% to 5% loss of water), the body’s initial response is to preserve the amount of fluid still in the body by conserving water. This leads to various symptoms like thirst, dry mouth, and bad breath. As the body continues to preserve its water supplies dry eyes begin to occur due to insufficient tears to nourish the eye, and tears are necessary for providing clear vision. This will lead to eye strain, tired eyes, blurred vision, headaches and double vision. A decrease in urine output, muscle cramps, headache, lightheartedness, sleepiness are all other symptoms of mild dehydration.
Some other symptoms include:
• Dry skin
• Tiredness and fatigue
• Joint pain

In the 2nd stage of dehydration; moderate dehydration (a 6% to 9% loss of water), is when you begin to see even more serious effects from the lack of proper hydration. Migraine headaches are a common symptom of moderate hydration. In this stage it is not uncommon for the body to confuse the feeling of thirst with hunger, meaning that you may feel hungry when all you really need is water. You may also begin to crave sweets because your body may be having trouble breaking down glycogen to release glucose into the bloodstream to use as fuel.
Some other symptoms include:

• Water Retention (bloating)
• Weight gain
• Loss of cognitive function (brain power)
• Constipation
• Lack of nutrients

Severe dehydration (at least 10% loss of water); the last stage, can cause in increase in the risk of a stroke. It may also lead to kidney infections and stones, shock, coma, organ failure and can even result in death. Symptoms include feeling confused or lethargic, not urinating for eight hours, rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, a weak pulse, the inability to sweat and sunken eyes. Fever, and chills; common in hyperthermia, are also symptoms of severe dehydration.
Some other symptoms include:
• A weak pulse
• Bloody or black stools
• Fits (seizures)
• Inability to keep down fluids
• Moderate to severe diarrhea for more than 24 hours

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms seek medical attention. To prevent dehydration, it important to include drinking water into your daily routine. Keeping a water bottle close is always a good start. It is especially important to intake fluid before, during and after exercise to replenish the water lost through sweating. Other tips for preventing dehydration include removing excess salt from your diet and reducing intake of alcohol, caffeine and high-protein foods. Ultimately, listen to your body it will tell you when you need water.

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