Thank you to PUR® for sponsoring this post on what you need to know about drinking more water. All opinions are my own.
Have you started writing down your New Year’s Resolutions yet? I find that most people choose at least one health-related New Year’s Resolution. A common one is to drink more water.
We should all be drinking at least half of our body weight in ounces of water each and every day. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, you should be drinking a minimum of 70 ounces of water per day.
Unfortunately, some of our drinking water is contaminated with heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, microbes and other toxic stuff we shouldn’t be ingesting.
Even if it started out pure at the source, water travels a long way to get to your home. It has to travel through miles of decaying pipe, and then to your tap, during its journey from source to treatment center. During that time, so many impurities have the opportunity to contaminate the water we drink.
Depending upon where you live, the contaminants will vary. KnowYourWater.com is a great resource that uses public water quality data gathered from the EPA to help us learn what’s in our local water supply.
KnowYourWater.com gives you an in-depth view into what could be in your tap water and allows you to follow its journey from the source to your home. Visit KnowYourWater.com for more information.
Now that you know what’s in your tap water, consider how we all use that water for more than just drinking water. We make coffee and tea, cook our meals and wash our produce with that same contaminated water.
That’s why it’s so important to filter your tap water before drinking it or using it in your home. PUR® offers a few water filters that you can install on your kitchen faucet – the PUR Ultimate (MSRP $44.99), PUR Advanced (MSRP $34.99) and PUR Basic (MSRP $24.99) water filters.
These new faucet filtration systems provide you with a range of affordable, yet extremely effective solutions for filtering tap water in your home. They are certified by NSF and WQA to reduce more than 70 contaminants, including 99% of lead, 96% of mercury and 92% of certain pesticides, which is more than any other brand currently on the market.
PUR filters are also certified to reduce the taste and smell of chlorine, microbial cysts and industrial pollutants. It’s also the only faucet filter that reduces pharmaceuticals in water.
The PUR Ultimate and PUR Advanced systems feature PUR MineralClear® filters, which filter water over natural minerals for a crisp, refreshing taste. They’re super easy to install, with no tools needed, and will filter up to 100 gallons of water over a 3-month period.
The PUR Ultimate is the first ever faucet filtration system to be equipped with Bluetooth® capabilities that track filter usage, water intake and more on your smartphone with a free app.
You can also choose a faucet filter to match the style of your kitchen. They come in four finishes – stainless steel style, chrome, black and white. Their new horizontal design is a space saver too.
The CleanSensor™ Monitor indicates the status of your filter, so you can be sure your family always has healthier filtered drinking water.
The new PUR faucet filtration systems are available for purchase through major retailers like Target and WalMart as well as through online retailers like Amazon and PUR.com.
Now that you know the importance of filtering your drinking water, I hope you’ll add a filter when drinking more water for your New Year’s Resolutions!
Is drinking more water that’s filtered on your New Year’s Resolutions list?
This is a sponsored post about what you need to know when drinking more water, written by me on behalf of PUR.
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