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Water Myths Busted:The Truth About Hydration and Natural Water Filters

We all know that water is essential to life however there seems to be a fair amount of myths and misconceptions about water itself.

It’s really important to separate fact from fiction (and outdated information).So let’s find out the truth about these myths and also discover how natural water filters can help you get cleaner and safer water that will make staying hydrated a breeze.

Myth 1: Eight Glasses a Day is a Must

Ok so we are sure everyone at some point has heard that you need to drink eight glasses per day to stay hydrated. Essentially it equates to 2 litres of water per day.

While this is a fantastic start it really differs to each individual. There are varying factors that need to be taken into consideration on this one: the weather, your physical activity and your age.

Imagine training for a triathlon in Cairns in the wet season - do you really think eight glasses would be enough?

The Truth:

Pay attention to what your body is telling you. Drink water when you are feeling thirsty, it can also help you to distinguish the feeling of thirst from hunger. If you have a drink and feel satisfied, take note. Make sure that you are drinking from a clean water source. Switch out the extra coffee for an extra glass of water and feel the benefits of not only your energy levels but your mood and brain clarity too.


Myth 2: All Water is Created Equal

It's easy to assume that all water sources are equally safe and pure, but that's far from the truth. Tap water, while regulated, can still contain impurities, contaminants, and chemicals. Bottled water may not always be as pristine as its advertising suggests. It may be marketed as spring water but did you know that the major soft drink companies actually use their equipment to heavily filter tap water for bottling? Crazy right?

The Truth:

Investing in natural water filters is a proactive way to ensure that the water you consume is free from harmful substances. Filters like bamboo charcoal filters provide an effective and eco-friendly solution for cleaner, better-tasting water.

Myth 3: Clear Urine Means You're Hydrated

Many people believe that as long as their urine is clear, they are adequately hydrated. While clear urine can indicate proper hydration, it's not the only factor to consider.

The Truth:

Proper hydration is about maintaining a balance. Our bodies are amazing and they will tell you their own hydration status by taking note of the following things including thirst, the colour of your urine, and how frequently you're urinating your body will tell you how hydrated it is. It's also essential to consider the quality of the water you're drinking.

Check out the urine colour chart from health direct here. It will give you a guide on how to judge your hydration levels.


Myth 4: You Can't Overhydrate

While dehydration is a concern, overhydration is also possible, though relatively rare. Drinking excessive amounts of water in a short period can lead to a condition called water intoxication or hyponatremia.

The Truth:

Moderation is key. By listening to your body's cues, you should be able to find the perfect balance of hydration for your individual needs. If you're unsure, consult a healthcare professional. It’s not commonly known, but you can actually over hydrate and in some severe cases this can lead to death. The signs of overhydration are similar to dehydration and you can read about them here.


Myth 5: Cold Water Burns Calories

It's a common belief that drinking ice-cold water can help burn calories by forcing the body to warm it up to body temperature, thus expending energy.

The Truth:

While drinking cold water may slightly increase calorie expenditure due to the energy needed to heat it, the effect is minimal. It's not a reliable strategy for weight loss. Staying hydrated, however, is essential for overall health and can support a healthy metabolism.


Natural Water Filters: Separating Myth from Reality

Now that we've debunked some common water myths, let's focus on a practical solution: natural water filters. Natural Filters, with its bamboo charcoal water filters, offers a simple and effective way to enjoy clean, safe, and great-tasting water.

The Truth:

Bamboo charcoal has natural filtration properties that can remove impurities, chemicals, and contaminants from your water. It also enhances the taste of your water, making hydration a more enjoyable experience.

By investing in natural water filters, you can ensure that the water you drink is free from harmful substances, supporting your overall well-being. Plus, you're not only taking care of yourself but also contributing to a greener, more sustainable planet.

Sip Smarter with Natural Water Filters

In a world filled with water myths, it's essential to rely on facts and practical solutions. Natural water filters like bamboo charcoal filters offer a clear path to cleaner, safer, and more refreshing hydration.

If you can't wait to enjoy naturally filtered water you can order on our website. Want to enjoy it even sooner and can’t wait for delivery? Why not visit our stockists in person.

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