The human body is an intricate assembly of checks and balances that is awfully good at its job. However, certain lifestyle choices like our diet or sleeping habits can tilt this balance enough that the body struggles to regain balance, resulting in illnesses or ailments. One key component of our diet is the type and quantity of fluids we ingest. Most of us know of this age-old piece of wisdom – your body needs eight glasses of water a day. While not strictly true, the advice is a good guideline for staying hydrated, which you can read more about in this post. But aside from good old water, what beverages should we be drinking on a regular basis?
Singapore is arguably one of the world’s leaders in providing safe and clean water to its populace – our tap water is well within World Health Organisation (WHO) standards and can be drunk right from the tap, according to the Public Utilities Board (PUB). Waterborne diseases that plagued the kampungs of old are a thing of the past, and are only ever mentioned in tandem with far-flung, developing regions such as Africa or South America.
Just how intertwined are life and water? To get the gist of it, consider this: for decades, the search for extra-terrestrial life has been guided by one main criteria – the presence of H2O, both solid and liquid. Regardless of the motives of scientists and organisations involved in the search, none can dispute that where there is water, there is life.
But some are more equal. Or so we think George Orwell might say, if he wrote reviews for water filtration systems. But with so many choices, just how can you decide on the best system for you? Today’s post is a short guide on some key features you should look out for and which ones to prioritise.
A good water filtration system is the first line of defence in your home from the chemicals and pollutants of modern city life. Making the vital choice between filtration systems can be a massive headache – the deluge of technical terms, customisation options, and potentially indispensable features make for a tough decision.
Water is the second chief component for human survival, the first being air itself. The human body is composed of about 60% water and can go only mere days without water before succumbing to extreme dehydration. In contrast, a healthy body can last three weeks without food.