It may sound a little unusual, as well as ridiculous to know that the very po9pular and effective RO water has its own share of demerits. And who exposed this fact? Well, no other than the RO plant manufactures. Although there are thousands of reasons to embrace RO water, there are some negatives as well.
So to start with, let us share the negatives first. The points were brought in by RO plant manufactures–
RO water purification system is as old as 40 years. The process is the most basic one, and has the capacity to kill germs, reduce contaminants significantly, and filter heavy metals that can cause water borne diseases. However, in this process, there remains the risk of health issues like cardiovascular diseases, bone density issues, bone joint issues, and gastrointestinal problems.
Tasteless and free of all minerals
As minerals particles like sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron are larger in size, these get removed easily in a RO filtration system. Many people therefore find this treated water tasteless, and add liquid minerals to enhance its taste. However, mineral free water is not good for health in the long term.
The RO water manufacturers say that one of the worst reason why RO water is unhealthy is it becomes acidic, and zero minerals is present. Continuous consumption of this water play with the pH balance in the blood
While it is always claimed by RO water filter manufacturers that their filters are able to remove all the pollutants present in the water, the system is not sufficient enough to remove all the pollutants present in the water. The mesh membrane cannot filter organic chemical, chlorine, pharmaceuticals and some synthetic chemicals.
Despite all of these, there are various plus points of RO filters to look upto. Those are-
No heavy metals
Heavy metals like arsenic, lead, copper, chromium, and total dissolved solids are drastically low in RO water. Unwanted contaminates, microscopic organisms, and heavy metals are responsible for various water- borne and other health issues. RO removes it all and provide chemically treated drinking water suitable for all ages.
No bottled water
Bottled water is expensive. Plus plastic bottles have health hazards, as well as pollute the environment. Bottled water is also not filtered. It is the normal tap water that is full with all the pollutants possible. So if you want to get rid of all the health hazards that normal and unfiltered tap water can bring to you, invest on a RO filter.
RO water makes tasty food
Have you noticed why your food tastes so wonderful these days? Well, it’s the magic your RO filter is doing. RO filtered water is light, free from all chemicals and heavy metals that were responsible for tasteless and foul smelling water. So when you cook food using unfiltered water, it gets tasteless. Instead, food cooked with RO water makes huge difference in colours, taste and smell. In fact basic drinks like coffee, tea and smoothies taste way better if made with RO water.