Q. Is it safe to drink tap water rather than bottled or filtered water?

Answered by
Neha Suryawanshi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 04, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am an 18-year-old student doing an assignment regarding the benefits of consuming water and why it should be implemented in one’s diet as much as possible. As an expert in nutrition and health, I would love to get your insight and perspective regarding this matter.

Please take some time to answer these simple questions and comment on your ideas and views.

  1. How does the body benefit from drinking water?
  2. What are the disadvantages of not meeting the required daily water intake, and how does it affect the body?
  3. How can water be increased in one’s daily intake?
  4. Is drinking tap water better for us than drinking bottled or filtered water? If so, why or why not?

Thank you.



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Some of the health benefits of drinking water are listed below:

  1. It increases energy and relieves fatigue. Since your brain is mostly made of water, drinking it helps you think, focus, concentrate better and be more alert.
  2. It promotes weight loss.
  3. It removes by-products of fat, reduces hunger, raises metabolism, and has zero calories.
  4. It flushes out toxins.
  5. It helps you eliminate waste through sweat and urination, reducing the risk of kidney stones and UTIs (urinary tract infections).
  6. It improves skin complexion.
  7. It moisturizes and keeps your skin fresh, soft, glowing, and smooth. It helps you get rid of wrinkles. It is the best anti-aging treatment around.
  8. It maintains regularity and aids digestion, as water is essential to digest your food and prevent constipation.
  9. It boosts the immune system.
  10. Water is a natural headache remedy.
  11. It helps relieve and prevent headaches which are commonly caused by dehydration.
  12. It prevents cramps and sprains.

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