You make sure to drink it in abundance; you know that it would shoot up your metabolic rate and flush the toxins out of your body. But, are you sure that the water you are drinking is safe and clean?

What do you do to drink safe water? Do you use tap water, take bottled water or boil or disinfect it before using? What do you? To ease one of the commonly face problems how to get safe and clean water to drink, I have enlisted 10 tips. Here is a quick look.

Add a Few Drops of Bleach:

Add a little bit of bleach to water will render it safe for drinking. So, if you use tap water at home and rely on your immunity, it is better to add a little bit of bleach to make it safe for drinking. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recommends adding 7-8 drops of unscented bleach to about 4 liters of water and wait for 30 minutes. This will disinfect the water and it minerals will be intact. If the tap water appears to be unclean add 16 drops instead of 8.

Use Only Boiled Water for Infants:

If apart from the mother’s milk you choose to give water to infants, use only boiled water. Kids up to the age of 2 should be given only boiled water. It is an easy and safe way to kill disease causing organisms. All the parasites and microbes are killed at the boiling temperature. Boil the water till you see the water rolling in container. Pour the water from that container to another after a few hours and add a pinch of salt to improve the bland taste of boiling of water. Do not forget to filter this water if you see sediments.

Use Bottled Water:

When you are out and want to be safe, use bottled water only. If you have been using disinfected water at home be very careful not to drink any other water out. Mineral bottled water is the safest choice. Also, if water is contaminated with toxic chemicals or fuel it cannot be made safe just by boiling or disinfecting. Bottled water is the best choice if you suspect your tap water to be contaminated with such impurities.

Use Potable Water Filter With Small Pore Size:

Most of water filters used in the homes can remove the disease causing microbes like Giardia and Cryptosporidium. But, if you want your water filter at home to be super safe, buy one which has a small pore size. A small pore size filter can remove parasites. Most of the water filters at home cannot remove viruses and bacteria. If you are unsure about the purity of your water filter, you can add disinfectant to it. This will kill the remaining microbes.

Collect the Steam and Condense:

This is practically not possible at home. But, it is one of the greatest ways to ensure clean water. Boil the water and collect the steam from it in a container. Cool the steam that can turn back to water. This is called distillation process.

Do not Use Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water:

Those who are very particular about the safety of water, use Reverse Osmosis System at home. This is not recommended. According to WHO, it removes all the impurities from water and make it super safe for drinking. But, along with the impurities, it also removes the beneficial minerals found in water. In fact 90-99% of beneficial magnesium and calcium gets removed when the water is processed through reverse osmosis.

What All Impurities Can Tap Water Contain?

A majority of our body is made of water. Between the joints of bones, in the eyes and all inside the body, you will find water. But most of the time people drink only contaminated water and put their health at risk. Water gets contaminated in many ways. It can contain impurities like traces of human or animal feces. Nitrates used in the fertilizers and the minerals like mercury or lead can enter the water either from the improper disposal or from the natural underground deposits. So, make sure you drink clean water only. Drink more water with these tips…