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Using a Water Purifier for a Raw Food Diet

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Mahalo cooking expert Miranda Valentine tells you how to use a water purifier for a raw food diet. Those on raw food diets or thinking about starting one will need a water purifier to detoxify their systems. Since raw foodists aim for a healthy, toxin-free lifestyle, water purification is a must. Reverse Osmosis Water Purifier --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reverse osmosis, or "hyperfiltration," effectively eliminates and reduces contaminants in drinking water. Even particles as small as individual ions are removed through this process since the pores in a reverse osmosis water purification membrane are only 0.0005 microns in size.c Reverse osmosis purifiers are composed of granular activated carbon pre-filters, a reverse osmosis membrane, storage tank and a faucet. c These types of purifiers include: * Thin Film Composites: high rejection rates, meaning TFC membranes filter out more contaminants. * Cellulose Triacetate: less susceptible to degradation by chlorine than TFC membranes. How It Works --------------------------------------------------------------------- Reverse osmosis water purification systems use semi-permeable membranes that allow pure water to pass through while contaminants are held back. This process requires a driving force to push the water through the membrane.c Since the membranes in these filters degrade in the presence of chlorine, iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide, a sediment pre-filter and activated carbon pre-filter or post-filter should be used with the reverse osmosis system. NOTE: you can use water softeners before putting your water through reverse osmosis if your household water is very hard in order to prevent pre-filter and membrane fouling. c Removable Contaminants --------------------------------------------------------------------- The following is a list of contaminant a reverse osmosis water purifier will remove from the water: * Aluminum * Arsenic * Barium * Cadmium * Chloride * Chromium * Copper * Fluoride * Magnesium * Iron * Lead * Manganese * Mercury * Nitrate * Selenium * Silver * Sulfate * Zinc For a complete list, go here. Read more by visiting our page at:
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