Some of you may already understand why I would be excited about having an Aquagear water filtration pitcher and had you have seen the pictures of me laid in a hospital bed, with drips in my arms a few months ago, you will know about my health problems, especially involving my right kidney.
I have from a young age struggled with water infections after water infections and last year, not a month went by without another flaring up.
By November one in particular become so serious that 2 types of antibiotics could not fight the infection and I was rushed to the local hospital.
My temperate had soared, to a dangerous height and I was hallucinating. I could not put one step in front of the other without crying out in pain.
My right kidney is scarred, damaged and does not work as it should. I have been warned time and time again to drink water daily, lots of water to keep the kidney flushed, but I have ignored these warnings for years. I regret that now.
Do you know why drinking water is so important?
The kidneys are a pair of fist-sized organs located at the bottom of the rib cage. One kidney is on each side of the spine.
Kidneys are essential to having a healthy body. They are mainly responsible for filtering waste products, excess water, and other impurities out of the blood. These toxins are stored in the bladder and then removed during urination.
The kidneys also regulate pH, salt, and potassium levels in the body. They produce hormones that regulate blood pressure and control the production of red blood cells. The kidneys even activate a form of vitamin D that helps the body absorb calcium.
Did you know that around 70% of our body is comprised of water?
And the kidneys are the organ that relies on us drinking water and what happens to the kidneys when we do not drink enough water? Well, you end up in a hospital looking like I did.
I didn’t understand the importance of drinking water, I was naive to think because I drink several cups of tea a day, this was adequate when actually anything that contains alcohol or caffeine, such as soft drinks, coffee, tea, and beer, are less than ideal due to having diuretic properties, meaning that they cause the body to release water.
Although some of the water required by the body is obtained through foods with a high water content – soups, tomatoes, oranges – the majority is gained through drinking water and other beverages.
During normal everyday functioning, water is lost by the body, and this needs to be replaced. It is noticeable that we lose water through activities such as sweating and urination, but water is even lost when breathing. (Medical News Today)
Tap water is the best thing to drink
Drinking water, be it from the tap or a bottle, is the best source of fluid for the body.
Beverages such as milk and juices are also decent sources of water, but beverages containing alcohol and caffeine, such as soft drinks, coffee, and beer, are less than ideal due to having diuretic properties, meaning that they cause the body to release water.
Aquagear Water Filtration Pitcher To The Rescue
The specialist doctor at the hospital prescribed medication and a variety of painkillers but also gave me a stern talking to about increasing my water intake.
I admitted that I didn’t drink tap water, as it always looks dirty. He suggested I purchase a filter of some form to encourage me to drink it as it was important that I did so.
This is where my new water filtration pitcher comes in, it makes my tap water not only clean but sparkling clean. So much so that I am actually finding myself drinking it.
What it does
The Aquagear Water Filtration Pitcher provides truly clean, freshly filtered water. While many household filter pitchers can only promise to remove trace amounts of chlorine, our patented filter removes up to 99.99% of the most dangerous contaminants commonly found in municipal tap water, including not just chlorine, but fluoride, lead, chromium-6, trace pharmaceuticals, and industrial and agricultural pollutants.
That means you can finally keep you and your family hydrated, healthy, and protected from waterborne contaminants all day long. ( Aquagear)
I am going to be using this water filtration pitcher daily for a week and I hope by doing this I will form a habit of drinking water regularly throughout the day and I hope its as easy to use as it looks. Be sure to come and check out the in-depth review I will be writing and find out if its changed my view of drinking tap water.
I have no excuse not to drink tap water now because:
The Aquagear filter removes 99.6% of Mercury.
The Aquagear filter removes 99.99% of these trihalomethanes.
The Aquagear filter removes over 90% of fluoride.
Aquagear has been proven to remove 97.5% of lead.
Did you know how important drinking was?
Be honest, how much water do you drink each day?
Do you have an aquagear water filtration pitcher or like me do you need one?