So what are the main benefit of having a water filter? Well, the main reason is that in order to capitalize on the benefits of water it needs to come from a clean source, there are over 2,100 known drinking water contaminants and those are just what is known. There is probably hundreds, maybe even thousands that we do not know about. In developing countries, poor drinking water is the leading cause of disease, we are very lucky to not have such an epidemic here in the States. And even with our water being as clean as it is, lead in drinking water contributes to thousands of learning disorders in children each year according to the EPA.
People say, well then I am going to just buy bottled water and not have to worry about what is in my water. But this is not always the case, bottled water is not an alternative to filtered tap water because it is not as clean as you may think. Substances are added "for taste" and you do not necessarily need all those additives. Of course, if you have to choose between bottled water and unfiltered tap water go with bottled water but if you have a filtrated water system that is the best option in my opinion.
Another reason bottled water is not always the best is because it is in plastic. if you leave it in your car to long or somewhere hot, the chemicals in the plastic can start seeping into the water, which is very unhealthy to drink and can cause you serious issues if you're not careful.
I am not saying you have to run out and buy a filtrated water system right at this moment. But when you do go and purchase your new fridge, I recommend that you get one with a water filter in it.
Till next time,