Filtered Water

I used to scoff at filtered water, and I actually liked the taste of tap water better.

Actually at the beginning of the diet when I was paranoid about everything I was eating, Andrey (my husband) told me not to drink tap water and I basically told him he was the paranoid one… Be very careful about what you scoff at, I swear every single thing I’ve scoffed at I now believe -_-.

I haven’t done much research into why you should drink filtered water but I can tell you from personal experience, it upsets my stomach. Even worse, I made a bunch of chicken broth when I was pregnant to freeze, and for the first batches, I used regular tap water in it. I figured because I was boiling it, it would get rid of whatever was bad in it? Anyways the broth I froze that used boiled tap water upsets my stomach. I know I’m extremely sensitive but the fact that I can do a blind test and tell when it’s tap water freaks me out. Better safe than sorry.

I realized tap water was giving me stomach issues because I never filtered the water I made for tea… because I was boiling it. And then tea started to bother me so I was thinking I was sensitive to my tea. But it turned out it was just the water. Strange. So now I boil filtered water for tea and soup.

On the bright side, it seems to only bother my stomach (and by that I mean, it upsets my digestion, makes me bloated, and makes my stomach audibly squeak…. yup). It doesn’t seem to hit my arthritis or mood, but my stomach gets squeaky enough that people can notice (haha) soooo┬áI don’t drink it. Also, that seems like something that water shouldn’t do…

Anyway, I have a fridge that filters water and that doesn’t bother my stomach, and I use a Brita like the following:

Canadian Brita

American Brita

My parents have some sort of fancy filtration system built into their sink (googled it: it’s a reverse osmosis filtration system). I highly recommend that. It’s super convenient. But it’s expensive so I don’t have one. It probably filters water better than the Brita and my fridge filters, but the filters I use seem to stop tap water from making my stomach squeak sooo, good enough until I’m rich ­čÖé

This is their filtration system for anyone who can afford it. You don’t just buy it though, you have to spend more money… I’m not sure why but it’s not just the cost of the machine. It’s realllly┬ánice though.

So yeah, switch to filtered water. If you’re trying to get rid of toxins and figure out what’s bothering you, it’s best to eliminate all variables. Tap water is definitely a variable.

4 thoughts on “Filtered Water

  1. Mahsa says:

    Me and my mom also had the same experience since we started to use natural spring water instead of tap water. I use 3 liter bottled spring water for drinking and tea. Isn’t it the safest?

  2. Travis says:

    The thing with boiling tap water is some things do evaporate but some things concentrate, this is why in my opinion filtered water is better.

    Spring water is good but it depends on the source and how long it is stored.

    From what I can tell distilled water is the best. You can add the tiniest pinch of salt, or some kind of liquid trace minerals to it, to mineralize the distilled water.

    And yes, tap water is a HUGE variable. It isn’t just what they add to the water (fluoride, chlrorine/chloramine), it depends if they put back filtered sewerage water into the water (this is disturbingly a thing in some places) and this can contain traces of pharmaceuticals and other drugs.

    Also what needs to be taken into consideration is the material the pipes are made of and the condition they are in (rust, etc.).

    Also chlorine reacts with certain organic compounds and produces trihalomethanes which are not good.

    Even though the filter you mention your parents use is good, distillation is probably a better option.

    I dunno though I just gave up filtering my water and instead opted for spring water and also use rain water for teas and cooking.

    One thing to watch out for with your filters is you need to change them often or you will get sick. I got really sick from an expensive filter I purchased because I didn’t change it.

    I think distillers are not as bad though as you can clean the container of any residue. It also wouldn’t hurt to have the distilled water run through a charcoal filter after if you wanted to be extra sure.

    Our body is mostly water so it is very important in my opinion that we get the best water.

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