Tag Archive: water

8th January 2016

Part 3 It’s in the Water: Filters

The next and final part of my article is all about water filtration. I have attempted to decipher the different kinds of filter systems so you can make the best choice for your needs and budget. Brita and ZeroWater jugs/pitchers PROS: Cheap and fits easily into the fridge. CONS: Brita provides very minimal filtration. COST: Starts at £19.99 for a Brita (approx $21 in the US) and £55.99 (approx $30 in the US) for a ZeroWater.    A lot of people in […]
20th December 2015

Part 2 It’s in the Water: Bottled Water

I wish I could put a positive spin on this but unfortunately bottled water presents a dismal picture for consumers and our environment. The industry has capitalised on our fears by producing bottled water. They’ve carbonated it, sourced it from the Fiji mountains and put it in fancy bottles, which when combined with expensive marketing campaigns sells billions. Sales of bottled water have grown globally at an annual average of 6% since 2008 with 238 billion litres sold worldwide in […]

Part 1 It’s in the Water: Tap Water

After oxygen, water is the most vital element that keeps us alive. It is needed in constant supply for every single process in the body from digestion, respiration and circulation to lymphatic and hormone function. An adult body is between 55% – 65% water and the brain and heart is composed of approx 73% water. Given this importance, it’s surprising how little thought is given to what is in our water. Most people I know stick to bottled water or […]