I don’t see this very often—an article that says it’s OK to drink tap water.
We’ve been saying this forever. After all, the water is tested and treated every day for the bad bacteria. Plus, it contains naturally occurring minerals that are good for you.
You don’t really want to drink water that’s been scrubbed so that there are no minerals left even if the manufacturer adds some of them back in—they’re not naturally in the water. It’s kind of like taking vitamin pills instead of eating foods that naturally contain those same vitamins—it’s much better if you eat the food version than if you take pills.
If you don’t want to drink tap water because it contains chlorine and fluoride (even though most dentists are strongly in favor of this additive for the sake of your kid’s teeth), you can do something about that. You can install an under-counter filter that removes these additives while keeping the healthy things in your drinking water.
I’ve been using an filter like this for years because I want my coffee to free of the ‘flavor’ of chlorine. The same goes for the water I use to make my doughs for pizza, breads, and bagels.
Here’s a great filter that doesn’t require you to install an separate faucet on your counter top. Instead, it connects directly into your cold-water line and comes out of your existing faucet. Plus, it’s designed to not restrict water flow. So you have the best of both worlds.
Here’s the link to the original article in Loop21: http://goo.gl/doQVbj