This Year Take a Fresh Perspective on the Way You Drink Water

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Year is the perfect time to take a look at your health and wellness and get into some good-for-you habits for a great year. Water can play a key role in feeling your best in 2013. To help you get the facts on water the Whirlpool® Water Filtration group dispelled some common myths associated with water to give you a fresh perspective on the benefits of filtered refrigerator water.

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Water Myths vs. Water Facts

Water Myth: Bottled water, tap water, filtered water, it's all the same – Water is water, right?

Water Fact: Filtered water is one of the most effective ways to get clean, pure water. NSF International, the leading organization for standards on consumer products, suggests that home water treatment systems can help provide protection against many common contaminants found in tap water, such as mercury and lead. Most importantly, a refrigerator filtration system can filter the equivalent of 3,000 bottles of water, saving more than $600 a year versus purchasing a leading brand of bottled water.

Water Myth: You are not dehydrated until you feel thirsty. 

Water Fact:  Did you know that you can be dehydrated before you even start to feel thirsty? By the time you are thirsty, your body has already lost a lot of fluids. So, it is important to remember that staying hydrated is critical for your health.

Water Myth: Water won't help me when I'm hungry. I need food, right?

Water Fact:  Drinking water does in fact help with hunger pains. At times thirst feels the same as hunger; and a glass of water can distract you from eating and keep you fuller between meals.

Water Myth: Tea and coffee dehydrate you.

Water Fact: Consumption of caffeine actually does count towards your daily hydration requirement. Ultimately, tea & coffee are made from water and do not dehydrate you when consumed in moderation – that is, fewer than five cups per day. For better tasting coffee or tea try making it with filtered water. A filter can remove contaminants, such as chlorine, that can sometimes be found in tap water and may cause unpleasant tastes.

January marks the ninth semi-annual Filter Fresh month and in celebration, Whirlpool® Water Filtration is announcing a number of activities to support the initiative which began in 2009 as a way to remind people to change their refrigerator's water filter every six months.

Join the Conversation: Whirlpool is partnering with Kristen Howerton of Rage Against the Minivan for a Twitter Party on January 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. Throughout the afternoon, Kristen will share tips on the importance of drinking plenty of filtered water. Attendees will have the chance to win a new Whirlpool® refrigerator with a water filtration system along with other prizes.  To join the conversation, simply follow the hash tag #FilterFresh.

Make changing your filter hassle free: Properly maintaining your water filter is critical, as tap water may travel through miles of infrastructure before making its way into your home and your body, potentially picking-up contaminants along the way. Whirlpool brand refrigerator water filters are a great way to ensure you drink enough water – but you have to make sure the filter stays fresh by changing it every six months.

To encourage consumers replace old filters, Whirlpool is offering 25% off a 2-pack or more replacement filters during January, by visiting www.whirlpool.com/water-filters and entering the promo code MULTI25 at checkout.

About Whirlpool brand
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011, 68,000 employees, and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. Whirlpool brand recognizes that consumers lead busy, active lives and continues to create solutions that help consumers optimize productivity and efficiency in the home. In addition to designing appliance solutions based on consumer insight, Whirlpool is one of Habitat for Humanity's largest corporate partners, donating a refrigerator and range to every new Habitat for Humanity home built in North America. For more information on Whirlpool brand please visit www.whirlpool.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whirlpool. Additional information about the company can be found at www.whirlpoolcorp.com.

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