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How to Install an Aquasana Under Counter Drinking Filter

So you’ve bought yourself a brand new Aquasana under counter drinking filter system. Congratulations! You’ve taken that first step into a healthier life and a healthier family.

But how do you get the thing from the box into your kitchen?AQ-4601 install kit

Here’s a video that details how to get your new filter installed, followed by written instructions.

Installing the Aquasana under counter filters is really quite simple. Just follow these steps (and be sure to watch the installation video!):

1) Unbox all your parts and make sure you have everything. You should have
• A faucet
• A bracket
• A filter system
• 2 screws
• 2 screw anchors
• A brass T-fitting
• A small brass nut
• A plastic sleeve
• A brass insert
• A silicon o-ring
• A washer
• A large brass nut

In addition to these parts, you may need an adjustable wrench, a drill and Teflon tape (none of which is included) for installation.

2) Take the small brass nut and run it onto the orange line, threads pointing toward the open end of the line. Run the plastic sleeve down the orange line. Put the brass insert into the end of the orange line and press in firmly. Pull the plastic sleeve up to the end of the orange line, and then pull the brass nut up as well.

3) Thread the O-ring onto all three water lines and push it up against the bottom of the faucet. Thread all three water lines into the hole in your sink, and firmly seat the faucet, making sure the O-ring is inside the channel under the faucet.

4) Thread the washer onto all three water lines under the sink, and run it as far up the line as it will go. Thread the large brass nut onto all three lines, and screw it into the underside of the faucet. Tighten the nut.

5) Turn off the cold water line (usually on the right). Unscrew the cold water line, and screw in the brass T-fitting. You may find that wrapping the threads with Teflon tape reduces leaking. Tighten the fastenings, but do not over-tighten. Screw in the brass nut on the orange water line to the 90-degree outlet on the brass T-fitting. Tighten, but do not over-tighten.

6) Measure and drill holes in the wall for the bracket, leaving at least ten inches of clearance above the bottom of the cabinet. Insert the screw anchors. Remove the adhesive backing from the bracket, and place the bracket on the wall under your sink. Screw in the screws to secure the bracket to the wall.

7) Hang the filter unit on the bracket. Take the supply lines from the faucet, and insert the blue line into the blue cap and the white line into the white cap, pushing down firmly.

8 ) Turn on the cold water line again, slowly, and check for leaks. You may need to tighten screw connections or put Teflon tape on the threads to eradicate all leaking.

9) Turn on the faucet and flush the filter; the water will sputter at first. Run the water for 10 minutes to prime the filter cartridges, and then you’re ready to drink clean, fresh water!

If you experience difficulties, please give our customer service line a call. They are happy to answer any questions you have about your new filter, and troubleshoot the installation process: 866.662.6885.

How To Refine Your Kitchen Space

Refine the Nerve Center of Your Home
For families, especially large families, the kitchen is often the nerve center of the house. It nourishes our bodies and minds, and nurtures relationships and creativity. Not to mention the possibilities for teaching and learning inherent in cooking and baking! With the recession, homeowners are increasingly choosing to remain in their houses longer, and opting to remodel or adjust their living spaces to suit their needs (as opposed to remodeling and updating for the next family, in preparation to sell). So you want your kitchen space to be yours, really and truly tailored to you and your needs, with an emphasis on making activities easier and supporting family health. So what are the important things? Remodel blogs (including my own last blog) often talk about getting new appliances, painting, new countertops, etc., and that’s fine, but that’s not the whole story. Let’s face it, it’s not even really the biggest part of the story.

Interior design ideas

Size Matters
You know it’s true, especially with kitchens! So when looking at your space with an eye to changing things up, start by comparing the size of your family with the size of your kitchen. How many people could be in your kitchen at the same time? You’re cooking at the stove and your four year old is washing veggies at the sink, your husband is chopping the washed veggies, and your seven year old is helping measure out spices for you or stirring a pot of noodles. All that activity necessitates a specific amount of space, both for the counters and standing room. When thinking of a redesign or face lift, look first to how best to fit all those people and activities into your kitchen. The best way to accommodate the size might be as simple as moving the trash can or re-organizing the appliances that live on the counters; you never know.

Ask yourself these questions
1) How many people use the kitchen at one time?
2) How much room do we need?
3) Can I reorganize to better suit our needs?
4) What one change can I make that will give us more room?

Use these questions to start down the path to making some simpler changes to accommodate your needs. And if you find that simple changes aren’t going to cut it, identify the one major change you need to make that will help improve traffic flow! (Egads, I just need another foot of counter space!)

Cooking Habits
Next, what activities do you most often perform in your kitchen? Critically thinking about what you use your room for most, and how long you spend in there, will help you prioritize making some of the bigger changes like flooring and counter space.

Do you and your family engage in creating nightly from-scratch made meals with two or three courses? Do you make huge meals a couple times a week and live off leftovers in between? Do your family members do drive-bys, grabbing small meals and snacks between activities? Which meals do you make and which do you purchase on the run? How much time do you spend in your kitchen? (i.e., how comfortable do you need it to be so you don’t go crazy with tired knees and stooped shoulders?) Think flooring options here, counter height to fit your leg and arm length, room temperature levels, etc. Molding your kitchen to these needs will drastically affect how much you hate or love it!

Ask yourself these questions
1) Which meals do we cook in the kitchen?
2) What is the one thing that most impedes activity and productivity in the kitchen?
3) Do I ever feel uncomfortable in the kitchen? In what ways? (Sore knees, shoulder or back pain, too hot or cold, etc.)

Use these questions to help identify the top things you can do to refine your kitchen to support your families cooking and eating needs.

Timing is Everything
Next think about when you spend the most amount of time in the kitchen. Do you start cooking dinner at four, then eat and clean up that night, spending three to four hours more or less ensconced? Do you work in there midday and make meals and package snacks for everyone? Your time of day will inform what kind of lighting will work best for you. If you’re in there mostly when it’s dark outside, you might want to invest more in creating a lot of lovely lighting options that clearly illuminate each area, with an emphasis on work spaces. If you’re in there during late morning and midday, consider harnessing more natural light.

Ask yourself these questions
1) How much time do you spend in your kitchen?
2) At what time of the day do you spend the most time in the kitchen?
3) Where do you need the most illumination to help perform tasks?

Use these questions to help identify where you might need more light—and what kinds of light might work best!—in your kitchen.

Function Over Form
Interior design, or making your place look like you have ownership of it, must start with a room’s functionality. If you can’t actually perform all the tasks you need to in the kitchen, it doesn’t really matter how attractive it is, you’ll still probably hate it. Use these tips to think critically about your space and make the changes you really need to make your kitchen serve you. Once you have the functions right, the form will surely follow!

Shower Filters Enhance Natural Beauty and Health

Aquasana-happy-momSo you took the step of purchasing a drinking water filter in your house? Congratulations! You should take time to relish the relief you feel at providing healthy and safe drinking water for your family. I don’t know about you, but before I installed a drinking water filter, I always felt a kind of sour internal feeling that maybe drinking the tap water wasn’t really in my best interest, my heart plagued by guilt and doubt. But no more!

Bath & Shower Demons
Now let’s turn our attention to another source of nasty business in the house: the shower and bath water. If you have noticed that your hair and skin seem to be dry and that your baths or showers irritate your skin, that is likely the result of shower water contamination: chlorine, lead, VOCs, SOCs, chloramine, and other harmful vapors. The potential damage that shower water contamination could be causing goes much further than just irritated skin or dry hair. When you take a shower, your skin “drinks” water that it comes in contact with. In fact, during an average shower, your skin absorbs as much water as you would drink during an average meal. If that water is not filtered, the good work you did to protect your family from bad water in the kitchen may be undermined in the bathrooms. Here’s a quick rundown of the effects related to showering and bathing in chlorine-laden, unfiltered water:

• Contaminants absorbed more easily through skin and inhalation

• Mild or inflamed eczema and other skin disorders

• Inflamed asthma

• Dry, brittle hair

• Excessively dry and sensitive skin

• Eye irritation

• Respiratory irritation

The Upshot…
The great news is that by taking the step to filter your bathing water, you can enjoy a good number of health and beauty benefits. It’s amazing how much changing just that one little thing can do:

• Healthier skin

• Softer, more manageable hair

• Healthy steam

• Less respiratory inflammation

• Improvement in existing skin conditions

Filter chlorine out of your shower water

Just Don’t Inhale!
Do you love taking long, steamy hot showers as much as I do? Ever had the unpleasant feeling of a tight chest or feel the need to cough? That steam we dig so much is the vaporized water coming out of the shower faucet, which—when unfiltered—contains all that vicious chlorine. That vaporized water invades your lungs and pollutes your body with even more unhealthy toxins. As much as we may love the idea of a relaxing, hot and steamy shower, the idea of standing in a small room with toxic steam makes the idea somewhat, shall we say, less appealing.

Shopping for a Shower Filter
For the best and most effective results, you should look for a filter that employs carbon, which filters out synthetic chemicals, THMs and VOCs. Also look for a filter to have a KDF stage of filtration, to reduce the amount of chlorine and balance the water’s Ph (for that healthy glow).

5 Ways to Determine if You Need to Worry about Tap Water Contamination

You may have heard the reports of the 60,000 chemicals from our industries that sometimes make their way into our drinking water supplies; the press keeps us abreast on what contaminants affect your water. You’ve no doubt heard all the dramatic warnings concerning the dangers of heavy metals, chlorine, bacteria, viruses, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, cow pee and fairy dust. Depending on the amount of unfiltered tap water you consume and the specific contaminants, you and your family’s health may be at risk.

Contaminants everywhere
The Gulf Oil Spill. Lead and giardiasis in city water. Water boiling warnings. You’ve seen this stuff all over the news, especially when the media run stories on local water supplies showing that this or that contaminant has been found. In these circumstances, your concern is probably justified. You may begin to worry, sniff the water that comes out of your taps, run water for 30 seconds before using it to cook or drink, or even make plans to buy bottled water or a water filter. Get the facts before you act. Consider the following:

1)    Contact your municipal water supplier. You have the right to review their annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for ongoing water quality issues. If there is a widespread, short-term problem, your municipal water supplier will have some sort of statement prepared, and will likely have it posted on their website along with instructions on what to do.

2)    Contact local news and media outlets. If there’s a problem, they will more than likely know what’s going on. And if you are the first to bring it to their attention, they will probably investigate it!

3)    Contact local hospitals or a trusted doctor. If there’s been a spike in recent cases of water-borne illnesses or sickness related to contamination, they will know about it and be able to tell you what the danger is to you and your family, what symptoms to look out for and how to avoid it.

4)    Check the EPA’s website for information on contaminants that are prevalent in your area. This can be a good guide, but is rarely specific enough to really tell you enough information on your home or neighborhood. (Or try the Water Quality Association’s Interactive Problem Solver.)

5)    Have your water tested. This is only applicable if the problem persists and the local water treatment supplier is unable to correct the levels of contamination. Find out what, exactly, the problem is so you can take steps to correct the problem yourself.

Now, what to do if there is a problem? And worse yet, what if the problem is persistent? You can go the bottled water route, but that leaves you vulnerable while bathing. I’d go with a water filter, for both drinking and bathing water, with a carbon filter that is certified by one of the two main independent certification organizations: Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Also, check out this guide for how to choose a water filter.

Treat the problem, not the symptoms
We all have to work together to keep the federal, state, and local government accountable for how they treat the nation’s water supply. This is not an issue that lobbyists should be deciding, but sadly it does come to that from time to time. Make your voice and your opinions known. Write your regional and state representatives, let them know you feel water contamination needs more attention, help set the agenda and get out there and vote on Election Day.

Tap water contamination isn’t a hoax, and it’s no laughing matter. There really are contaminants in your drinking water. Small amounts of those pollutants aren’t usually harmful, but exposure to large portions of impurities affects your health.

For more information, check out some of the stories out there on water quality and the issues that surround it.

Aren’t All Water Purifiers Pretty Much the Same?

If you are under the assumption that all water purifiers are the same, further research is in order. Water purifiers made by Aquasana have been shown to be superior and that means that they deliver quality drinking water. You need to understand that different products manufactured out there in the world of water filters are not all the same.

There is also plenty of variety when it comes to what types of contaminants different water filtering systems are able to remove from the water. Therefore, you need to make sure the one that you get is designed for the types of contaminants found in your drinking water supply. To find out, get a water report that details what has been identified in your drinking water. The EPA requires that this information is kept up to date and accessible.

Aquasana Water Purifiers – You Can Tell the Difference

Water purifiers from Aquasana offer you a system that is very simple to use. This is a great method of removing the various impurities from your drinking water or the water that you bathe in. You certainly don’t want to drink or have heavy metals or other forms of contamination get into your pores when you shower.

As you take your time to explore your own water filtering needs, you will be less intimidated when the time comes to shop for one of them and you will have become an educated consumer. Water purifiers from Aquasana are easier than you think to purchase and begin using. This is a cost-effective method that ensures you can have an unlimited supply of healthy water all of the time.

You don’t have to continue allowing your family to take in harmful forms of contamination. Even if the levels are below what the EPA guidelines are, there are many studies out there that link serious health problems, including cancer, to drinking water. The risk is much too high to feel safe about drinking plain tap water.

The cost of bottled water continues to increase all the time. It also gives a false sense of safety that you are drinking pure water. Bottled water has contaminants in it, just like tap water. The plastic bottles that the product is sold in cause environmental problems, too, so you need to find a better solution than buying bottled water.

Water purifiers from Aquasana can be found online if you aren’t able to buy them locally. They have terrific reviews and that is certainly encouraging. Now is the time to take action and to get quality drinking water in your home. That is going to bring peace of mind to your home. Plus, it will save you lots of money over bottled water.

There are many types of water purifiers from Aquasana that allow you to get great drinking water and to filter the water for your shower, and they even have water bottles that you can refill for when you are away from home. They are a company dedicated to making sure you have great water in spite of what is found in your environment.

The Importance of a Refrigerator Water Filter to Your Family’s Health Plan

You’ve seen them in people’s homes many times. Many people are choosing refrigerators with built-in water filters. To some, water filters have become a prerequisite in buying refrigerators. Sometimes, filtering water has become part of the refrigerator’s job description.

Refrigerator water filters are a good option for providing clean and healthy drinking water that is also instantly chilled upon dispensing. Because the water is filtered before it goes into your refrigerator, you know it will come out clean and chilled for use by you and your family. At the same time, refrigerator water filters provide ice from filtered water. Some people do not pay attention to the kind of water used for making ice. Ice made from unfiltered water, however, is just like drinking contaminated water. It’s like opening the door wide to waterborne diseases or health problems caused by toxic chemicals that come in your drinking water every day.

You don’t have to worry about problems of contaminants in your chilled water or in your ice when you have a refrigerator water filter. The type of water filters used in refrigerator doors are the same type of filters used in drinking fountains, commercial ice machines, coffee makers, and water coolers. You can also buy an additional level of water filtration for your refrigerator that is installed in the water line going to your refrigerator.

Refrigerator water filters have been proven to be very efficient in providing the best type of drinking water. A filter can remove impurities such as pesticides, chemicals, sediment, and chlorine residue. This takes care of any unpleasant taste and odor that might be present in your tap water before filtration. Aside from purification, refrigerator water filters also keep natural trace minerals in the water throughout the filtration process. Unlike other filters, it doesn’t strip your water of the minerals your body needs to get from it.

Refrigerator water filters pass the water through a long and efficient process before the water becomes available to you. The first filter the water goes through removes big dirt particles like soil, silt, and sand. The water then goes through a mixture of copper and zinc that are responsible for removing chlorine. The last stage involves carbon filtration, which removes all the other microscopic contaminants. It also takes care of the water’s taste and odor.

This carefully designed craftsmanship that goes into refrigerator water filters can benefit your family’s water supply every day. It is a must that your family uses a refrigerator water filter if you want to provide a total solution to your family’s water quality needs. With a good refrigerator filter system in place, you will be assured that your children can easily get clean, tasty water from the refrigerator. By providing a reliable system for assuring a good supply of clean water, you no longer have to worry about waterborne diseases.

If you are planning on purchasing a refrigerator water filter, trust Aquasana, one of the nation’s leading water filter providers. Aquasana has been around for years with the purpose of providing quality, affordable, and easy-to-use water filters for every home. Through the years, Aquasana has consistently mastered the science of water filtration and has devoted their time to provide only the best.

How Can I Use Government Reporting Information About Local Water Quality?

It is important to know the quality of your tap water. We use water throughout the day for many different things. If we do not have pure, clean water, that could result in some serious consequences. Many people use their tap water without thinking about its quality. It is used for drinking, bathing, cooking, and cleaning.

How can we know the quality of our tap water? Community water systems are required by law to produce an annual water quality report for the people they serve. This report is called the Consumer Confidence Report or CCR. This report includes almost everything you need to know regarding your tap water, such as where the water is from, types of contaminants that are found in the water, levels of these contaminants found in the water, and how these factors could affect your health.

Not all public water systems are required to furnish this annual report. If your water provider is not a community water system, then they are exempt from this requirement. That does not mean that you cannot know more about the quality of your water. You can still call your non-community water system to find out more about your water. You have a right to know what is in the water you drink, so it doesn’t hurt to ask.

Sometimes, the CCR report is only available to those who receive the actual water bill. Because of this, many renters do not get to see this information. If you are in such a situation, you can still find this information. It is likely that the CCR is available in other forms, such as online or in a newspaper or posted in a public area like the cafeteria or the lunch room of a public facility. The water provider can also include you in the mailing list of CCRs by request. Apartment buildings, nursing homes, schools, and private businesses can receive CCRs in their main office. Because of this, you can get a copy of this report when it is sent to them. It is just a matter of knowing who to ask.

By knowing the water quality of your tap water, you have a thorough understanding of what you are taking into your body. You can carefully assess if you want to subject yourself to the level of contamination that is in the tap water of your community. Knowing more about your water can also help you decide what the best purification solution is for you.

No water purification system can deal with all the contaminants in our environment, so the best thing you can do is to choose a system that effectively deals with the specific contaminants found in your water. If your water has too much fluoride, then find a water purifying system that can combat fluoride. If it has too much pesticide residue, then find a system that deals with this specifically. There are also systems available that are great in dealing with the unpleasant tastes and smells in water.

After you read your CCR, take a look at the water filter systems provided by Aquasana. They have a wide range and variety of filters that can deal with different water quality issues. By trusting your water quality to Aquasana, you will have the best water possible at a price you can afford.

How Often Should I Put In a New Replacement Water Filter?

You’ve taken the final step in getting better drinking water by purchasing a water filter. You’ve done all the research and with that knowledge, the rest is pretty easy. You put the filter in and you let it catch contaminants in the water before they cause your family harm. That’s all in a day’s work.

However, there is a critical step after purchasing your water filter that you need to make sure that you do. It is probably the most important step other than purchasing the best water filter for you and your family’s needs. It is putting in a new replacement water filter as needed.

You are in luck with a carbon water filtration device in your home, because it is extremely simple and inexpensive to use against water contaminants in your drinking water. This device is similar to the way that nature removes bacterial contaminants from the soil. The only difference is that you personally have to remove replace the filter or the cartridge in the filter.

Nature does a neat thing when it comes to water contaminants. It has its own process of removing any contaminants that may be found in water as it passes through soil. Its nature’s own filtration device. It will either kill bacteria or move it out of the soil. Soil has its own natural carbon. Physical particles will get trapped in this natural carbon, removing it from the water passing through the soil.

In a way, carbon filtration devices are similar to what soil does in nature. The only difference is the need for the filters or cartridges to be replaced. The filters don’t have a way to remove the contaminants from themselves. It’s your job to remove the filters in a timely manner and put in replacement water filters.

Determining when to remove the water filter depends on the type of filter that you own. There are a wide variety of filters out there. Although not all filter replacement schedules are the same, Aquasana usually recommends cartridges be replaced every six months.

Now you might wonder why cartridges need to be replaced. It’s simple, really. If you don’t replace the cartridge in your filter, all the contaminants you didn’t want in your drinking water in the first place will flow through your device unfiltered. What happens is all of the contamination that is being trapped in the device will clog the filter, leaving no room to capture any other chemicals or particles, which will then flow out along with the water.

As you rush to figure out when you bought your device and when you should be replacing the cartridge, it is important to know what type of device you have. The device determines how many times you will be replacing the water filter cartridge.

A kitchen faucet filtration device will be the appliance that will need to be replaced the most. The reason for that is the size of the device. Aquasana’s under-counter filtration system comes with twin cartridges making the replacement schedule about every six months. You only have to replace this model’s cartridge twice a year. By simply thinking ahead, buying four cartridges when you purchase the device will set you for a year.

Aquasana’s shower filter replacement cartridges also last approximately six months. Aquasana encourages you to complete the final step of receiving purer drinking water by knowing your cartridge replacement filter schedule so that you can enjoy that great water year in and year out for many years to come.

What Should be on My Checklist When Shopping for a Kitchen Water Filter?

Spring water and groundwater are generally considered to be fresh and pure. Once upon a time, no one thought twice about drinking tap water because we trusted Mother Nature. That was then and this is now.

Today, things have changed. Today, the level of tap water contamination that comes into your home is nothing short of alarming and dangerous. Municipal water treatment facilities leave contaminants in the water despite their best efforts. Some people believe that the answer is to switch to bottled water. Bottled water, however, is sometimes no more then well-marketed tap water in a plastic bottle.

Today, pesticides used in farming can get into the public water supply. Chemicals from personal products used in homes also end up in your water. Add to that the poor disposal of prescription drugs and batteries whose harmful chemicals get into our water and the result is a serious water contamination problem in our society.

The modernization of our society has brought with it increased contamination of our water. Local municipal treatment efforts are not taking care of the problem completely. While they may be removing sediments, there are still particles and chemicals left behind that could be harmful to our health. These hazards pose a particular health risk for babies, pregnant women, and nursing mothers.

Because your tap water is not as clean as it should be, water filters are now essential in every home. It is important that every family protects themselves by purchasing an efficient kitchen water filter system and only drink filtered water. Kitchen water filters are not just a fad. They are very much a necessity.

What kind of kitchen water filter should you purchase? There are several things you should look at and consider when buying a kitchen water filter. Listed below are some tips to help you find the best kitchen water filter for your needs.

  • Buy water filters that have been proven to be effective in dealing with all kinds of impurities in your water. These include chemical and biological pollutants, industrial chemicals, pesticides, and soil particles. After you install your new kitchen water filter, the water should not have any taste or smell because unpleasant taste and smell are indicators of impurities. Also make sure that the kitchen water filter you buy handles chlorine in the water. Some water filters are not equipped to remove all kinds of pollutants. Do your research to make certain that the kitchen water filter you buy does a good job of providing to your family pure and healthy water every day.
  • While the water filter you buy should be able to remove all kinds of pollutants, it should not strip the water of its natural minerals. It is good for trace minerals to remain in the water that you drink because your body needs them. Water should be clean but not demineralized. Some water filters overdo the purification process to the point that minerals like magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus are removed. Drinking water that has the minerals removed can be harmful to your body. This kind of water is a result of water that has undergone either a reverse osmosis or distillation process. If the water filter you are considering buying uses these methods, think twice about investing in it.
  • Your water filter must be easy to install and maintain. If the cost of the filter is low but it still requires you to hire a professional to install and eventually maintain it, you will still spend a lot of money. Also, water filter systems require routine replacement of the filter and you should be able to do this yourself.

If you only want the best kind of kitchen water filter for your home, purchase yours from Aquasana. Their water filters are safe, easy to use, effective, and affordable. Aquasana is an expert in the process of water filtration, so they will give you only the best.

Why is Filtered Water so Important for Your Health?

They say that healthy water is life. And it is true. Water is essential to all living organisms, especially to us humans. Our bodies were designed to need healthy water and we rely on it for all of our bodily functions.

The earth mostly consists of water. Similarly, our bodies are mostly made up of water. In fact, 70% of your body consists of water. Even individual organs heavily rely on water such as the liver which is 90% water, brain 85%, blood 83%, and bones 35% water.

However, even though our bodies put great importance on water, many people do not understand this and deprive their bodies of the right amount of healthy water. They do not drink enough water, which makes them similar to a car trying to run on an empty fuel tank. That is an unhealthy thing to do to yourself and it puts an emphasis on understanding the need for healthy water in your daily life.

At least 75% of Americans are dehydrated. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they are sweating profusely and suffering from a dry throat. It just simply means that they do not have the right amount of water in their bodies and the result is that their health suffers. Dehydration is almost always mistaken as hunger. When you think you need more food, you might just need more water. This is an important fact that helps a lot of dieters in cutting down on overeating. One study conducted in Washington showed that drinking a glass of water when feeling hungry removed hunger pangs in 98% of their respondents. Almost all of them had mistaken dehydration for hunger.

Aside from that, studies show that drinking 5 glasses of healthy water a day decreases the risk of degenerative diseases in people. An even more surprising statistic is that drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day removed back and joint pain in 80% of patients. Your body relies on water so much that only a 2% decrease in the water amount in your brain can result in lack of focus, mental confusion, and short-term memory loss. Even daytime fatigue can be caused by lack of water.

So, how much healthy water do you need to drink each day in order to be free from all these? The formula is simple to remember. Divide your weight by two. The number you get is then the required ounces of water you need drink every day. For example, a 160-pound person needs to drink 80 ounces of water of clean and healthy water a day. This does not include juices, soda, or coffee. That is something else. You need to drink plain and pure water.

Most of us have not stopped and appreciated the importance of water in this way. The health benefits of keeping your water consumption up goes to show that water is vital not just to quench your thirst but also to keep your body going. Imagine all the uneasiness and illnesses you can avoid simply by drinking that tasteless and odorless liquid you so often take for granted.

Start being intentional about drinking water. Remind yourself to drink water throughout the day and not just during mealtimes. To have the quality of healthy water you deserve, turn to Aquasana. Aquasana is the nation’s leading water filter system provider. Aquasana filters will make sure that you have the purest and safest drinking water at all times. To be healthier, increase the amount of water you drink. Your body will take care of the rest.

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