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Benefits of water
Better Productivity at Work: Your brain is mostly made up of water, thus drinking water helps you think better, be more alert and more concentrated. A greater proportion (20%) of the water you drink goes directly to the brain than to any other organ.
Better Exercise: Drinking water regulates your body temperature. That means you’ll feel more energetic when doing exercises. Water also helps to fuel your muscle.
Helps in Digestion and Constipation: Drinking water raises your metabolism because it helps in digestion. Fibre and water goes hand in hand so that you can have your daily bowel movement.
Less Cramps and Sprains: Proper hydration helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated, so you’ll less likely get cramps and sprains.
Less Likely to Get Sick and Feel Healthy: Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and other ailments like kidney stones and heart attack. Water with added lemon is used for ailments like respiratory disease, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis etc. In another words one of the benefits of drinking water is that it can improve your immune system.
Relieves Fatigue: Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body. If your body lacks water, your heart, for instance, needs to work harder to pump out the oxygenated blood to all cells, so are the rest of the vital organs, your organs will be exhausted and so will you.
Good Mood: Your body feels very good and that’s why you feel happy.
Reduce the Risk of Cancer: Related to the digestive system, some studies show that drinking a healthy amount of water may reduce the risks of bladder cancer and colon cancer. Water dilutes the concentration of cancer-causing agents in the urine and shortens the time in which they are in contact with bladder lining.
By drinking water before bed, your hormones, energy levels, muscles and joints become balanced. This helps you relax and leaves you feeling rejuvenated in the morning. While you sleep, water has the time to reach every part of your body and replenish it fully. In time, you will be able to sleep more soundly and consistently by drinking water before bed, leaving your muscles, vitamins and minerals in harmony.
Along with all of the normal health benefits of drinking water, simply having a glass before you go to bed each night can have a big and positive effect on your lifestyle. You will find that you sleep better, are more alert during the day, digest food, lose weight easier and feel better all over.
Traditional Salt-Based Softeners
Soft water is aggressive at leaching metals (like lead) from your lines and faucets. Most faucets are solid brass (with a relatively high lead content) and are chrome plated. This means that if you have soft water, there is a great chance that your initial drawing of cold water will have a higher lead content than normal. Hot or warm water from the tap should never be used for cooking, drinking water, beverages, or infant formula as it could be higher in heavy metals like lead!
Mallorca has no soft water, owing to the fact that all of Southern Europe sits on a bed of limestone, deep below the surface. As over 90% of water is taken through ground sources in this region, it collects naturals minerals; one of them being calcium. This produces hard water. These minerals are very important for good health which is one of the reasons that Southern Europeans suffer less strokes and heart attacks than their North European neighbours. So, it contributes to longer lives for the people, but unfortunately shortens the life of any equipment that comes into contact with water – especially hot water!
It also leaves unsightly spots on glass, stainless steel, and dishes, and is forever blocking shower heads and taps with its white scale deposit which is difficult to remove without product, so people seeking a solution to this problem have for decades used Salt Regenerated Media Water Softeners.
Salt Regenerated Media Water Softeners
Besides making the water more corrosive and aggressive at leaching metals from your lines and fixtures, the zeolite beads from water softening systems may back-siphon into your toilet tanks, and the soft water may attack vital plumbing parts. While supposedly solving one set of problems, the softener could possibly introduce other problems which people may or may not be aware of!
A water softener, besides leaching lead and other metals from your plumbing, can increase your sodium intake. In a water softening device, hard water flows through synthetic resin beads. Sodium ions (salt) are loosely attached to each bead and the water exchanges hardness ions (calcium and magnesium) for the soft sodium ions. These devices require drainage and waste water during the process. A water softener is not designed (nor is it effective) to remove lead and other metals, chlorine, taste/odour compounds, nor chlorine by-products. Its purpose is only to make hard water soft. They require constant maintenance and the continued purchase and storage of salt.
Many American states have banned the use of these systems as the high salinity run-off to drain destroys the effectiveness of the local water processing plants. European countries are already adopting the same action.
A 1mm deposit of lime scale in a water heating element can add 10% to the cost of a power bill