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Best whole house water filter system

Best whole house water filter system

What is the best whole house water filter system? A whole house water filter can provide great protection for your household’s plumbing and fixtures. Whirlpool’s WHKF-DWHV Premium Household Filtration System can help protect your home’s plumbing, fixtures and even...

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What micron filter is needed for the home?

What micron filter is needed for the home?

Many homeowners will often ask the question "What micron filter is needed for the home?" Often, they are surprised to find that even the safest home water supply may have significant amounts of dirt, sediment and rust in water that otherwise looks clean and clear. A...

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How to remove chlorine from water

How to remove chlorine from water

For many homeowners, learning how to remove chlorine from water is an important goal. Some people may have concerns about long term exposure, and others may find the smell or taste objectionable. Good news! Whirlpool offers a full line of filtration systems for home...

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Health benefits of drinking water

Proper hydration can increase health, vitality and well being. Everyone from young, the elderly, athletes to the sedentary office worker can benefit from healthy drinking water.

The human body’s organs and cells must be hydrated in order to function properly, whereas dehydration can cause a multitude of health problems.

Here are 10 Health Benefits of drinking water.

1) Water delivers oxygen throughout the body

Blood is more than 90 percent water, and carries oxygen to different parts of the body.

2) Joints work better when hydrated

Dehydration can not only affect joints’ ability to absorb shock from running or walking, but can even affect the body’s cartilage as it is composed of nearly 80% water.

    3) Lung capacity may decrease when dehydrated

    Lung tissue and airways may tighten and as the body tries to conserve water and reduce loss. As a result, symptoms of allergy or asthma may be exacerbated.

    4) Water can increase the beauty and health of your skin

    Skin hydration helps protect against disorders and early wrinkling.

    5) Proper hydration cushions and protects the spine, brain, and other critical parts of the body

    The brain is the most critical part of the body, and controls hormone production and neurotransmitters. The brain is negatively affected by dehydration, and can manifest these problems during thinking and reasoning.

    6) Water helps to control and regulate body temperature

    When hydrated, the body is less able to stand the effects of heat, and is more prone to heat stroke and stress. When properly hydrated, water can help to cool the body, keeping it in a comfortable, less stressed state.

    7) Proper digestion relies on staying hydrated

    Proper health includes having the digestive system staying hydrated with adequate amounts of water. If the body is dehydrated, problems such as indigestion, excess acid, or constipation can happen. If left untreated, these can develop into more severe issues including acid reflux, heartburn and ulcers.

    8) Water helps to remove excess toxins and body waste

    Proper hydration is needed in order to remove toxins through urination, and assists in functions such as sweating and elimination. 

    9) Water can help to stabilize blood pressure

    An increase in blood pressure can happen if the body is dehydrated due to blood having a tendency to thicken. If left untreated, thick blood can tend to be prone to an excess clotting factor, which can lead to strokes, heart attacks, or deep vein thrombosis.

    10) Mucus and saliva are primarily water

    Mucus is necessary for body function and helps to moisturize and protect the body’s organs from dehydrating. It can also trap dust, smoke, bacteria or other irritating materials. Saliva, also primarily water, provides lubrication for chewing, swallowing, and aids in the body’s digestion.

    These are just a few of the health benefits of drinking water, but there are many more. If you have a need for clean filtered water for your home or office, be sure to visit the Water Filtration Systems section of our site!