The Pure H2O Company enters the Marine market with the Quatreau SmartTap.

We’re delighted to announce that as well as supplying domestic and commercial settings with our multifunction taps and water purifiers, we now serve the marine market.

Maintaining ample quantities of drinking water of sufficient quality poses several problems to the boat owner, most significantly finding storage space for plastic bottled mineral water, or risking the effects of stomach-churning impurities present in a fresh water tank.

The Quatreau SmartTap solves both problems and delivers additional benefits. The compact drinks station dispenses chilled, sparkling, boiling and / or ambient water at the touch of a button, which means no trips to the supermarket for mineral water, no lost storage space for all those plastic bottles, and no kettle required on board for hot drinks.

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MotorBoat & Yachting* features the Quatreau SmartTap in their November issue, commenting:

“Really convenient and will put a stop to the familiar bottled water avalanche every time you open the fridge after a rough trip”

Recently featured in Boating Business*, innovator and company M.D. Roger Wiltshire advises that the Quatreau SmartTap is suitable for retrofit or new builds and is available in a range of finishes including brushed or polished solid 316 stainless steel, with left and right hand options.

Mia Elise II

Mia Elise II Image copyright Yacht Charter Fleet

The recently refitted Mia Elise II*, a 197 ft custom motor yacht with impressive leisure and entertainment facilities currently available for charter, benefits from the Quatreau SmartTap. Accommodating 12 guests and 15 crew, the yacht’s water requirements are assured thanks to the high volumes delivered by our Quatreau SmartTap, with purity guaranteed by the addition of our RODI water purifier.

Elfje

Performance Cruiser Elfje. Image copyright Yachting World

The Quatreau SmartTap was also specified on performance cruiser Elfje. As Yachting World* reports, energy efficiency and sustainability were top of owner Wendy Schmidt’s priorities for her custom built 172ft ketch. Quatreau SmartTap ensures the lowest possible energy consumption and highest performing thermal insulation, its solid 316 stainless steel build ensuring strength and longevity with low environmental impact.

The SmartTap’s standard in-line filtration removes impurities from the vessel’s water tank, but for extra peace of mind specifiers and vessel owners will undoubtedly opt for the optional under-counter water purifier which delivers up to 99.99% pure water, guaranteed free from micro-organisms and every other health-compromising contaminant or impurity. This purifier is the only system on the market to carry EPA certification for the removal of micro-organisms, and the Quatreau SmartTap is the only one of its kind manufactured in the UK, which guarantees excellent build quality compared to imported systems.

Contact The Pure H2O Company to specify the Quatreau SmartTap with optional tap water purifier in your vessel: call 01483 617 000 email customerservice@pureh2o.co.uk or visit our website http://www.pureh2o.co.uk/taps.html 

 

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Eve Kalinik: Understanding Hydration with Pure H2O Co. Ltd

Here’s guest blogger, Eve Kalinik, on the importance of adequate hydration with pure water

Hydration, or the lack thereof, is something that I’m consistently reinforcing with my clients, many of us wonder why we have afternoon slumps, food cravings, headaches and sluggish digestions but often this can be a simple fact of not taking in enough water. When you think as we are almost 60% water and pretty much every cellular process is conducted in a water environment its no wonder we need to make sure that our bodies are well hydrated. This also contributes to supporting digestive processes & juices as well as transporting oxygen and vital nutrients in the blood and around the body. And a hydrated body also burns fat more efficiently. Fact.

As a general guide we need to take in around 2 litres per day but this should be increased if you are exercising or traveling. Whilst pure water is the obvious and most bio available source, hydration isn’t just about straight up h20. It is also important to eat plenty of water rich food based sources too. Cucumber, green leafy veg and strawberries are up there at around 90% water but generally most vegetables will contain good levels. Try not to get so fixated on having a certain amount of fluid per day but also ensure to have hydrating foods as part of your daily intake. Juices & smoothies are a great way to max this but making sure you are hitting your 8 portions of veggies per day will have an impact on your hydration levels too. When drinking water the key thing is to make sure that your water comes from a clean source, trying to avoid plastic bottles where possible as these contain hormone mimicking substances and other chemicals that can leach into the water itself. Repeated and long term exposure to these are not beneficial for our health so try to buy your water in glass bottles where you can. Investing in a home filtration unit is well worth the money, rather than wasting it on filter jugs that don’t get rid of a lot of the contaminants and general nasties. In my opinion the best filtration system uses a reverse osmosis process, like the pureh2o.co.uk systems, that also takes out hormones, since most regular filters won’t do this.

Here’s some more of my better hydrating tips…

WAKE & HYDRATE – start the day as soon as you wake up with a glass of water. The body will be pretty thirsty first thing so try to get into a routine with this. Warm water and lemon juice can be a nice twist and also stimulates digestive processes.

MAKE IT INTERESTING – add things like slices of lemon, mandolin sliced cucumber, fresh mint or fresh lime & pinch cayenne can make all the difference and certainly make your water look and taste more inspiring. Avoid the flavoured waters as these often contain high levels of sugar.

SIP THROUGHOUT THE DAY – don’t get to the end of the day and realise that you haven’t had enough and chug back in one go. We can over hydrate ourselves too so little and often is the key mantra here.

WINE NOT WATER – when it comes to meal times that is! Avoid drinking a lot of water when you are eating as this can dilute gastric juice secretion and impair breaking down food. A small glass of wine can assist this though.

HAVE A GOAL – buy a beautiful jug and have it on your desk at work or in the kitchen. That way you’ll be more inclined to drink regularly. A plastic bottle with its label peeling off isn’t the most appealing things and clients often tell me they don’t have time to go to the water machine so having this to hand will make it a lot easier. Check out BKR bottles that are chic and make you want to drink more.

HERBAL TEAS COUNT – in all their variety are another great and delicious way of increasing your intake. Coffee has a dehydrating effect so just stick to one organic freshly ground cup in the morning after breakfast.

Grazia Magazine: Pure H2O is better than flavoured waters

Grazia really got us thinking this morning with this article by Eve Kalinik. Firstly, who knew Kale could be problematic? Second on the list of minefield ‘healthy’ choices is water:

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Pure H2O better than flavoured water

So why is Pure H2O so much better than flavoured waters? And what about bottled water or tap water?

As Eve says, flavoured waters often have so many additives that make them taste okay, if artificial, but the additives themselves can be problematic to your health. Tap water contains a whole host of impurities including pesticides, chemicals, hormones and medications and as we all know, often tastes just horrible – especially when it’s going through one of its over-chlorinated phases! Unfortunately bottled water carries a heavy environmental burden due to food miles and resource degradation, and many people are keen to avoid the further environmental impact of plastics, as well as the health concerns.

Pure H2O is simply that – pure water. It’s better for you, your health and the environment.

We have 3 water purifier options to suit everyone’s needs and budgets. We’ve just rolled out our rental option to all our purifiers, so everyone can enjoy the benefits of unlimited Reverse Osmosis pure water for less than £1 a day!

Thanks Eve for recommending Grazia’s readers check out The Pure H2O Co. for information on clean water. We love to post helpful articles on water, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices and look forward to welcoming you all to Pure H2O.

Got questions? Give us a call on 01483 617 000

Eve Kalinik: The Alkaline Diet – Myth or Merit?

Eve_400x400Following on from our recent post Myth Busting: Pure Water, pH and alkalisers, nutritional therapist and guest blogger Eve Kalinik asks The Alkaline Diet – Myth or Merit?

“Popular amongst many, the alkaline diet – aka the acid-alkaline diet – has retained its notoriety amongst a wide variety of people supported by ambassadors for quite some time now. But what is it exactly and is it actually beneficial for our health?

In a nutshell, the core principal to follow is eating alkaline foods as much as possible, whilst shunning those high in acid. This means having plenty of veggies, fruits, nuts, pulses and legumes like chickpeas, lentils and beans. Foods that are reportedly acidic in their nature such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, grains and alcohol are a complete no-go. Anything processed or refined can also be included in this group but good natural fats such as coconut oil however pass the mark.

The concept centres around the fact that these acid-forming foods create a more acidic environment in the body which means a lower pH (more on this later), whereas alkaline foods create a higher pH and as such a less acidic environment. Proponents of the diet believe that higher acidity in the body comes from taking in too many high acid-forming foods. This, they say, leaves us more open to disease and eventually a condition referred to as chronic acidosis which means having not enough oxygen within cells, eventually depleting immunity and leading to disease processes.

But how much of this is actually correct? Firstly the main point to understand here is the acid-alkaline balance, which is measured on a pH scale that ranges from 0-14. The lower denotes higher acidity and the higher the more alkaline the environment. According to the alkaline diet you should be aiming for a score of 7 or over to cultivate the right balance.

Now obviously the mere thought that our bodies are brimming with acid is certainly not a pleasant one but the major point here is that different areas of the body need a very different pH. For instance, the stomach needs to be highly acidic to kill off pathogens and to efficiently break down food so it scores on average around 2-3 on the pH scale. In contrast blood needs to be slightly more alkaline at around a PH of 7.35-7.45 and its pretty much game over if you fall out of this.

Thankfully the body is very clever and already has highly developed process called the acid base balance that prevents this from happening. Having this makes it almost impossible to fall out of this range for obvious reasons, so really what we eat has zero impact on the blood pH. It can, however, adjust things like the acidity of urine but that’s not really an accurate measure of the overall body pH as this can be affected by other variables. The kidneys are in fact fundamental for eliminating acids and for keeping the body in a balanced pH as is the respiratory system which also negates the alkaline diet hypothesis that bone health is compromised to “buffer” these acids.

The other area of concern related to the alkaline diet theory is in the acceleration of cancer cells – which isn’t necessarily the case as these cells can also develop in alkaline environments too. Of course a more acidic one will mean faster growth but its not always that straight forward. Other lifestyle and genetic factors also play a very significant role too.

However, like everything in nutrition, there is always the flip reverse argument and whilst there is no real evidence to support the alkaline diet theory, encouraging someone to eat more vegetables, removing processed foods and being mindful of meat consumption is unequivocally going to be a good thing.

But we do also need acids that come from proteins (amino acids) and fatty acids too and some of the best sources of these come from animal foods. It really comes back down to having a balance in our diet to create a balanced pH and to support general good health.

Be conscious of where your food comes from. Opt for organic as much as possible, wash your vegetables in clean water (reverse osmosis ideally!) and enjoy that omega grass fed steak from time to time. Just make sure you have a decent serving of broccoli on the side!

Eve Kalinik