Many people cook food in tap water and justify it by saying that due to boiling and heating of food, all the water-based bacteria kill. However, if asked, we would suggest not to use tap water for cooking. According to science water is safe to drink after it gets boiled up, as all the germs and bacteria wash off completely. But the matter is beyond the presence of germs and bacteria. Water contains insecticides, pesticides, germicides etc. which is actually unsafe to consume. When we use tap water for cooking, it may eradicate the bacteria but the chemicals still stay in it.
One can use tap water by using a tap filter on it just to wash the raw vegetables. However, you must cook your food in properly filtered water. There are certain residential areas where the water is either too much salty or way too muddy. Even after filtering it, the water is slightly unusual in taste. Thus, especially in those areas, people should not use tap water at all. Besides this, using tap water might increase the possibility of water-borne diseases.
So, in order to stay healthy and fit, one must use filtered water for drinking and cooking purpose. Some people wash vegetables in tap water after cutting them. It is extremely an unhealthy practice. All the pesticides and insecticides in vegetables multiply with the unfiltered water and make you fall sick.
The result of using tap water for cooking purpose or washing vegetable might not be immediate. But surely it is not as healthy as we believe. It is recommended to cook food in filtered water to avoid any chances of catching the risk of water-borne diseases.
People often find the bland taste of plain water unappealing, and as a result they might not drink enough. However, proper hydration is key to optimal health -- and water is the perfect liquid for general hydration needs because it's calorie- and sugar-free. Adequate hydration supports good health by helping your body cool itself, keeping your mouth, nose and eyes moist, promoting optimal joint and muscle function, maintaining healthy skin, cleansing your body of toxins and lowering your blood volume for better cardiovascular health. If you just can't seem to get yourself to drink enough plain water, sparkling water may tickle your taste buds and help you drink more water for better health. Consider investing in one our premier sparkling coolers today!!
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What Is Detox Water?Detox water is water that has been infused with the flavors of fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs. It's sometimes referred to as fruit-infused water or fruit-flavored water.
You can make detox water at home in lots of different ways, using any combination of fruits, vegetables and herbs that you like.
Because it's made by infusing flavor, rather than juicing or blending, detox water contains very few calories. That makes it a popular drink for detox regimens like the "lemon detox" or "master cleanse."
How to Make Detox Water
Making detox water at home is very simple. All you need is water and a selection of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Simply chop up your ingredients and add them to hot or cold water, depending on your preference. The more of an ingredient you use, the stronger the flavor will become.
If you're making a cold drink, you can leave the detox water in the fridge for 1–12 hours to allow the flavors to infuse more deeply. Be sure to remove the ingredients after this time though, so they don't begin to decompose. If you're in a hurry, crushing or bruising your fruit and herbs before using them can help release the flavors more quickly.
Here are some popular detox water recipe combinations:
It’s important to bring water with you when you go day hiking to replace the fluid you lose to perspiration, help keep you more alert and flush waste products out of your body. Not bringing enough water can lead to discomfort, while bringing too much can slow you down. How much water do you need and what’s the best way to carry it? If you’re actively hiking, it’s good to drink about 1 liter (32 ounces) of water every two hours. You might need more or less depending on the temperature, humidity and body weight, but that’s a good estimate of what you’ll need to carry if you can’t refill on your route.
Water bottles are best carried where they are easily accessible on the outside of a backpack rather than being buried inside it. Backpacks with stretch side pockets are convenient, so you can reach back and grab a bottle to sip from while walking. Can’t drink and walk at the same time? Stop for a few minutes every hour and sip from a water bottle while you take a five minute break.
If you have a guidebook, it should give you a time estimate for your hiking route. If you just have a map, calculate the total distance of your hike. Divide that number by your pace in miles per hour. This will usually be somewhere between 2 or 3 mph. For example, if the distance of your route was 9 miles, you’d want to bring 1.5 liters. It’s just an estimate of what you need, but fairly accurate.
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