Healthy living starts with quality drinking water. Scientific studies show that adult should drink 2 Liters of water every day – not including any soft drinks, juices, tea or coffee. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry on normal functions. Dehydration poses a particular health risk for the very young and the very old.
These are some of the findings from USA studies about water;
75 % of the people are chronically dehydrated.
One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters.
Lack of water is the No.1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic mathematics, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or a printed page.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45. It can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and reduce the risk of developing bladder cancer by 50%.
80% of diseases are due to bad drinking water.The studies also show that Water brings benefits such as;
Provides oxygen and nutrients to different part of the body.
Flushes out toxins in our body.
Strengthens our immune system
Better digestion, less constipation
Are You Risking Dehydration?
Take a quick check on the following descriptions. Do any of them sound familiar to you?
“I am a coffee (or tea) addict; I must have a few cups a day.”
“I am so busy in office that I forget to drink water!”
“I prefer a sports drink after every workout. It makes me feel good.”
“Singapore weather is much too hot! I will choose iced flavored beverages anytime.”
“Water is bland. My children rather have an ice-cream.”
While it is perfectly fine to enjoy beverages and desserts other than water, we must bear in mind that 75 per cent of our bodies are made up of water. Satisfy your taste buds, but do not neglect your body’s craving for water which is the key to good health. Habitually substituting water with desserts and other forms of beverage consumption will expose your bodies to risk of dehydration. Although they certainly taste more appealing, they come with high sugar, salt or fat contents. Without sufficient amount of water to dilute fatty intakes or help intestine detox and maintain healthy bowel movement, our blood vessels may suffer from clogging. Cultivating appropriate water drinking habits is vital to body wellness.
In comparison to adults, children are more sustainable to dehydration. Parents must note that once children are dehydrated, their body temperatures will rise quickly. At a stage where they are physically active and the body still growing, educating your child to acquire a taste for water from young can help prevent heat stroke and common illnesses such as flu and fever which, when serious, can damage their young organs.
Adults lose an average of 3 litres of water a day at rest, during activity, through sweating and breathing. Drinking at least 1.8 litres of water daily can replenish water loss. If you experience signs of irritability, fatigue, dry mouth, constipation, headache, heatiness or dry skin, it is possible that you are dehydrating. If you are an active individual or involved in strenuous physical work day-to-day, you would definitely need more than the minimum required amount of water consumption to maintain functionality and energy level.
Knowing how to enjoy natural drinking water is as essential as knowing about the importance of fluid. Swisspro, a Swiss-made filtration system has the solution to obtaining uncompromised Swiss natural water by removing 99.9% of microorganism and bacterial without eliminating essential minerals required by your body.
Swisspro filters are manufactured in Switzerland by Swiss company with 80 years of experience and its products are widely used by global organizations such as The United Nations, International Red Cross and all major Armed Forces.
Here’s an important tip to note while drinking water – do not drink in a rush or in big gulps; it is as good as not having drank any water at all! Your kidney will pump up the frequency of urination and prevent water from being transported to various parts of the body; not to mention the side effect of feeling bloated. Water is best absorbed by the body when it is consumed in gradual sips. So enjoy a glass a refreshing water slowly!
Factors to consider when getting a water filter
Water scarcity is a huge problem all mankind is facing. Purity in water has lost its meaning and almost water on the entire of earth is already contaminated.
Drinking good water is important for your health.
Know Your Filtration System
There are different types of processes in the market. Always understand how do they work before investing in the right one. Some processes include, reverse osmosis, ultra violet technology, distillation, multi filtering processing, activated carbon filtration and ceramic filtration technology.
Accreditation & Country of Origin
Always check if the product is accredited by international or local organizations. A product that has accreditation from test facilities that has high standards for the purifiers can be considered the best product. Also, check the country of origin of the product and the number of years the manufacturer’s technology has been in the market.
Low Maintenance Cost
Always check if the cost of maintaining a system is affordable for you. It is not logical to pay a high price for the system and ended up incurring high maintenance cost just to change the filters every 3-6 months. Find a system that believes in long term maintenance and helps you to breakeven after 3-4 years. To some extent, quality comes with price. Do not go for low end filters since many of them may work for the first year and performance may deteriorate after subsequent years.
Value added Service
Buying a water filter is for a long term basis. Therefore, always check if the company offers you value added services such as maintenance packages and replacements once your filters needs replacement. Always buy from a reliable company with long history in the industry that you can trust. The product origin is also one of the important factors you should consider.
Some filters elements can be reused and easy to maintain. All you need to do is to clean it every three to six months and you can lengthen its life span to a few years longer. The extended life also lowers the cost of replacement in the long run.
Retained Essential Minerals
We believes in natural tasting water with retained minerals in the water’s original state with no artificial input of minerals. The retention of minerals is for easy absorption for the body.
Getting a water filtration system should be for long term usage. It is always important to consider if its affordable and logical to leave your power supply running continuously. Always do a check on the number of appliances in your home that requires continuous power supply, such as fridge, hot water dispenser, dehumidifier, air purifier, fax machine & cordless phone. Save power, save our environment!
In recent years, the kitchen sizes are getting smaller with more housing development. Since the filter needs to be installed in your kitchen for long term usage, you also need to assess if its portable and compact enough to fit on your counter top. Some filters are compact enough to install on the wall above your sink or even a hid away spot under your sink.