Many people get confused about the type of water treatment system to use for best results. They may like what they hear about reverse osmosis, for instance, in that the process eliminates or dramatically reduces the presence of substances such as chlorine, cyanide and fluoride. The problem with household reverse osmosis systems is that they also eliminate minerals people may want in their drinking water. Choosing a portable product such as the Berkey Water Filter
solves this issue.
People may want to look up information on filters and learn more. They'll find reassurance in regard to rumors about an alleged Berkey Water Scam
, which turned out to have no basis in fact. Water run through the filter in the container gets rid of unwanted substances but leaves the beneficial minerals behind. That allows people to obtain those minerals in a natural form, as nature intended, and it also improves the flavor of the water.
People generally appreciate having healthy minerals in their drinking water. Some of those minerals include calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium. The hard minerals can be problematic outside of drinking water, since they leave limescale on sinks and plumbing fixtures, and they disrupt the ability of soap to produce lather. In drinking water, however, they provide small amounts of the nutrients on a regular basis in a way that makes them easily accessible to the body.
Minerals in water also enhance its flavor. That's one reason that bottled water producers can charge a relatively hefty price for the highest-quality mineral waters. In contrast, most people who buy bottled distilled water don't use it for drinking. Instead, they use it for activities such as cleaning asthma inhalers, adding moisture to sleep apnea equipment and putting in clothes irons.
Distilled water is important for these uses because
it doesn't leave any mineral buildup on the surfaces. However, it simply doesn't taste very good compared with water that contains minerals. Distilled water has had the impurities removed through a process of boiling and then condensing the steam. Minerals are technically classified as impurities because "pure" water contains water and nothing more.