Water is the best beverage to have to enhance performance and fight fatigue. However, it’s not worth buying bottled water when it comes in plastic (unless you’re in an emergency situation). Buy a filter and close the wealth gap.
If you’re wondering how we can close the wealth gap with water, let me explain.
I need 68 ounces of water daily.
That’s 2 Mountain Valley bottles a day which is $4.60/day.
Folks who know me know I have been drinking this water daily and I always had a bottle with me while out and about because hydration is important to me. I don’t like to get stuck on the street and thirsty and have to drink from hormone disrupting plastic bottles. The Mountain Valley water I drank came from glass bottles always.
I recently bought a glass filter called ZeroWater. The filter lasts between 8 to 40 gallons, depending on your tap water. So we will see how long it lasts me, but let’s say I get 25 gallons out of it. That lasts me 47 days. Each filter is $15 at Target. So that’s a cost of $0.32 per day.
Savings for the year is $1,562.
If I invest that money I could be a millionaire in 56 years with just that money and no other saving and investing according to BankRate.com and their Save A Million Dollars Calculator.
It’s also convenient in the fact that I don’t need to worry about buying cases of glass bottled water all the time.
The ZeroWater 30 Cup Ready-Pour Water Filtering Dispenser with Free Water Quality Meter is available at Target. It is BPA Free however since I am skeptical about all plastics even the ones they say don’t leach which I believe are the appliances that are NSF approved, I went with glass.
Why I chose ZeroWater? It had great reviews, was affordable, filters out almost everything, and has less plastic. The water sits in glass as opposed to plastic.
NutritionFacts.org published: “Nearly 40 percent of Americans use some sort of water purification device. Two of the most common approaches—pour-through pitchers and refrigerator filters—were put to the test, head-to-head against Tucson tap water. Both of the fridge filters (GE and Whirlpool) did similarly well, removing more than 96 percent of trace organic contaminants, edging out the three pitcher filters. ZeroWater brand caught 93 percent, PUR pitchers got 84 percent, but by the time the filters needed to be replaced, Brita was only catching 50 percent. A similar discrepancy was found between PUR and Brita brand filters tested specifically against disinfection byproducts. They both started out about the same at the beginning, but by the end of the filter’s life PUR appeared to do better. Reverse osmosis systems can work even better, but the cost, water waste, and loss of trace minerals doesn’t seem worth it.”
My friend asked me why I didn’t buy AquaTru, which has been promoted by some wellness influencers. I pretty much explained what I mentioned above, but I encourage you to do your own research because the best system for me and my lifestyle and kitchen setup may not be the same for you.
One of the best things you can do for your body and health is to drink more water. Water enhances endurance and fights fatigue. But I don’t drink just any water. I explain on this episode of the Raw Food Health Empowerment Podcast.
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