We all know that access to clean, safe drinking water is a basic human necessity. Clean water is considered a fundamental human right, however, billions of people are exposed to unsafe drinking water each and every day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2.1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water at home.
Your Drinking Water isn’t as Safe as You Think
If you think your tap water is safe, you might want to think again. While the majority of people subject to extremely unsafe drinking water live in undeveloped or rural areas, drinking water in cities and urban areas isn’t as safe as you might’ve been led to believe.
In NZ, one in five people are drinking unsafe water. In small towns throughout the country, some 70 percent of residents are drinking water that doesn’t meet Ministry of Health standards for quality. In the US, one in four people are drinking tap water that’s considered unsafe or that hasn’t been accurately tested for various contaminants.
What’s so dangerous that’s lurking in our water sources? Think extremely toxic chemicals that can wreak havoc on your health. Arsenic, lead, copper, chlorine, radioactive chemicals, and exceptionally high levels of fluoride are but a few. Then there are the pesticides, herbicides, and possible bacteria present in your local water supply.
Unsafe or contaminated drinking water can lead to a variety of negative health effects such as gastrointestinal issues, nervous system problems, organ damage, and reproductive and developmental effects. Drinking unsafe water over time can also lead to serious diseases such as cancer.
Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water Instead
All this possibility of toxic water contamination has countless individuals drinking reverse osmosis water to ensure the quality of their drinking water. If you’re already drinking reverse osmosis water regularly, we salute you!
Are you drinking reverse osmosis water just to stay hydrated, however? Did you ever stop to think how using it to make many of the other drinks you consume everyday could benefit the health of you and your family?
These days, we’re using reverse osmosis water in place of regular tap water in most of the drinks we make with water on a regular basis. Following are a few ways to make drinks with reverse osmosis water, instead of the often toxic water that comes out of your top.
5 Everyday Drinks to Make with Reverse Osmosis Water
There’s a reason coffee is considered the most popular beverage in the world. Love it as much as we do? Here’s something. It tastes even better when made with reverse osmosis water. The next time you need a java fix, try brewing your beans with reverse osmosis water. It’ll make what you thought was the perfect cup even better.
If there’s one thing we love almost as much as coffee, it’s drinking a variety of herbal teas. Nature gives us everything our body needs, and herbal teas are an excellent source of several medical and therapeutic benefits. Beneficial tea blends are only improved when made with reverse osmosis water, zero potential for contamination included.
Infused Water Blends
Water infused with fruit is one of our favorite ways to stay hydrated on hot summer days. We personally love their faintly flavored taste on the palate and think they’re the perfect alternative to sugar-laden fruit juices. That and fruit-infused water just seems easier to drink than plain water. When made with reverse osmosis water your cucumber/ginger, watermelon/mint, or strawberry/lemon water infusions will become something to savor.
Sports Drink Mixes
For some fitness enthusiasts, sports drink mixes are a must. Those that swear by them maintain that sports drinks help improve performance, replenish lost water and electrolytes, and increase energy. If you’re someone who doesn’t hit the gym without tossing a couple packets of sports drink mixes into your bag, incorporating reverse osmosis water instead of regular tap can be game changing.
Infant and Toddler Formula
If you’re a new mum that isn’t breastfeeding, consider that formula is the only thing your baby will consume for the first six months of life. The kind of formula you use and how you make it then, is obviously of the utmost importance. Considering the safety profile of most tap water worldwide, it’s likely the last thing you want to mix into your baby’s formula. There’s nothing safe about excess fluoride in your child’s formula. Of all ages, infants are the most vulnerable to fluoride toxicity, as their little bodies receive some 400 percent more fluoride per pound of body weight than adults. Choosing to give your baby formula mixed with reverse osmosis water will save your baby from fluoride and other toxic chemicals that are likely lurking in your water supply.