We all know that it is important to stay hydrated in order to be healthy, but deciding on the best way to go about this is a whole different point. Traditionally, it is said that we should be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, but some believe that this total should include hot drinks, sodas and juices in addition to the water that we get from food.

Water faucet

As it is difficult to know what the truth is, the best way to ensure you maintain the correct water levels is to just drink plain water. However, this raises the question of the source of the water that you drink.

The most obvious and easiest way to achieve this is to make frequent trips to the kitchen faucet, but many people are not comfortable with doing this. Regardless of whether this is because you simply do not like the taste of tap water or because you are concerned about what the water may contain, there can be a valid reason.

When this is the case, it will be necessary to find another way to ensure that you stay hydrated. One of the options that can be considered is the consumption of filtered water. The filtration can occur with products you have at home, or at another location before you can enjoy it at home.

Many people might consider the process of filtering water an irritation, but it does not need to be and it can help you avoid the nasties that can be found in tap water.

Tap water has to go through a number of processes in order to make it ready for drinking, which can involve cleaning it and adding substances too. Some water companies will add fluoride to tap water on the basis that it is beneficial for our teeth, but fluoride can be harmful in large quantities.

It is common for heavy metals to be found in tap water, as well as the substances used to clean bacteria from the water.

To avoid the hassle of trying to find out what is in tap water and to give you peace of mind, you can drink filtered water instead.

Filtering water serves to remove all the elements that you do not want – or expect – to be consuming by drinking a glass of water.

It does not have to be a costly process and is more convenient than buying bottled water on a regular basis.

Not only is it possible to fit a filter directly to the kitchen tap, but it is also possible to obtain a jug that comprises a filter, making it easy to top it up when necessary and have it readily available in the fridge. Even at the work place, the use of office water coolers will make it easy to keep up with drinking enough water while at work.

Portable filtered bottles are also available and make it simple to drink water without needing to resort to bottled water.