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04/10/2018
Make and Enjoy your own Fresh Nut Milks and Butters at Home!



The NutraMilk nut processor from Brewista is a truly amazing product designed to make delicious, healthy, nut milks, butters and dips from almost any nut available. The NutraMilk makes the process of creating alternative milks and butters incredibly fast, cost-effective, and hassle-free!

You can have delicious and smooth nut milk in 15 minutes or less (time may vary depending on the type of nut). Simply blend up your choice of nuts, add water, and watch the NutraMilk transform the mixture into pure, delicious nut milk.

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18/06/2018
Why Do I Need A Filter For My Shower?

Showering is an activity that millions of people around the world enjoy as part of their daily routine. It is the fastest and most effective way to keep yourself clean, and whether it’s after getting home from a long day or helping you wake from your sleep in the morning, a shower is relaxing and refreshing. Are you aware though that the water you are showering in could be having a negative effect on your health?

There are many chemicals and contaminants that could be present in your household water, including chlorine. Chlorine is a strong oxidising agent, which led to the development of commercial bleaches and disinfectants and is used as a common disinfectant in swimming pools to keep them clean and sanitary. In large doses, chlorine has been known to have severe effects on the human body, and although it is uncommon that the chemical is used in high concentration, even a small amount of chlorine can still attack our respiratory systems, eyes, and skin.

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27/08/2017
How Hydration Can Increase Your Kidís School Grades

We all know hydration is good for us, but do you really know how proper hydration can affect the brain and a student’s education?

Studies have shown that proper hydration can lead to an increase of brain function of up to 14%, dehydration causes brain cells to lose efficiency and individuals have trouble staying focused and completing tasks. Dehydration can also impair short-term memory function and the recall of long-term memory, which is not ideal in a school environment.

Therefore, we could assume that in order for students to maximise learning capacity, they must stay hydrated, allowing them to focus and complete tasks more efficiently. Just think, those hot sweaty days, or even those cold dry days, kids are sitting in classrooms with information going in one ear, and out the other, simply because of a lack of hydration.

‘How can we encourage our kids to drink more water?’ Good question! Below are a few strategies to assist you in helping your kids drink more water a boost brain performance:

- Create a fruity water taste by putting fruits such as raspberries, strawberries or squeezing lemon juice in the water

- Draw timed goals on the water bottle for your child to achieve (e.g. drawing a line halfway down a 2 L bottle and writing ‘10am’ next to it)

To provide the highest quality water for your loved ones, visit http://fridgefilters.com.au today for the opportunity to purchase from a wide product range of undersink and fridge filters. 

27/08/2017
Importance of Hydration in Strength Development and Muscle Growth

One thing is for sure, water is essential when doing physical activity. But just how important is it when training for strength or muscular development? Let’s delve into the science behind hypertrophy and it’s relation to hydration.

Hypertrophy is a scientific term used to describe the growth of tissues in your body, caused by an increase of the cell size. Water is needed to transport nutrients to your cells and thus, assist with protein synthesis (the process of cells generating new proteins). Water helps form the structures of protein and glycogen, and without it, one could assume that energy and overall strength and growth potential would exponentially decrease the less hydrated you become. A study conducted by Schoffstall et al (2001) examined ‘Effects of dehydration and rehydration on the one-repetition maximum bench press of weight-trained males.’ Results showed that ‘passive dehydration resulting in approximately 1.5% loss of body mass adversely affects bench press 1RM performance’. Therefore, dehydration negatively effects the performance of strength based athletes.

Whether you’re a recreational lifter, a strongman or competitive powerlifter, hydration is essential when thinking of one’s peak performance. If you want to consume the highest quality water, visit http://fridgefilters.com.au today for the opportunity to purchase from a wide product range of undersink and fridge filters.

21/05/2017
4 Things to Look for When Buying a Water Filter for Your Home

4 Things to Look for When Buying a Water Filter for Your Home

1. Usage - Filters may look the same, but the maximum number of litres that is produced from the filter varies from system to system.

2. Compound Removal – read the label – is it taking out what you want or call your supplier for advice

3. Cost and Frequency of Replacement Filters - No matter what filter you get, it’ll have to be replaced at some point. For example, the Samsung Fridge Filter - DA29-00003G-2 found on Fridge Filters Australia recommends for a change of filter every 6 months to preventing bad taste and ensuring clean water. To save money, you may consider purchasing bulk water filters, here is a link to buy bulk filters in relation to the filter mentioned above: http://fridgefilters.com.au/DA29-00003G-2-Fridge-Filter-Suits-Samsung-4-Pack/

4. Waste - This is important for homeowners, who pay for their water usage. As a general rule, reverse osmosis filters produce water waste, whilst inline water filters do not. An example of an inline filter is the GILF1025 Generic Inline Fridge Filter found here: http://fridgefilters.com.au/GILF1025-Generic-Inline-Fridge-Filter/

11/04/2017
Dehydration and Fatigue

Dehydration and Fatigue

The vast majority of people may associate the word ‘fatigue’ with lack of sleep or simply being exhausted, but what many people don’t know is that fatigue can be a side affect of dehydration. Symptoms of fatigue include heavy eyes, headaches, impatience etc. and are very easily detectable. To combat these dehydration effects you must drink water frequently throughout the day, try not to let yourself get to the point of feeling thirsty, by that point your body is already dehydrated. So, to stay safe on the roads and at work, and to also generally increase your mood, try adopting healthy hydration habits in your daily routine!

25/02/2017
Simple Dietary Choices to Improve Immunity

Many lifestyle factors can contribute to improving immunity, however many people miss out as they are unaware of the benefits.

·      Water

This is the single most important substance for your body, it helps your cells communicate with the healing messages, it helps maintain hydration and energy levels and overall increases immunity through assisting organs in their operation. It is ideal to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water, and also recommended to use filtered water, as there are no dangerous toxins or chemicals. Domestic filters or fridge filters can be easily purchased from http://fridgefilters.com.au.

·      Whole Food Diet

Try to eat food that is found in nature as close to original form as possible (i.e. unprocessed foods). Not only does whole food diets include all of the vitamins and minerals we need from natural sources, but it also increases immunity in the process.

·      Greens

Raw green leafy foods are the one type of foods that scientifically have direct links with increased longevity, and also help bring acid pH to alkaline pH. Being loaded with phytonutrient protection, antioxidants, natural minerals like calcium and magnesium, these leafy greens will positively benefit your life and increase immunity.

·      Vegetable Juice

Raw vegetable juice is the most bio-available whole source of nutrients, and will give the best immunity boost, not only due to it’s raw nature, but has concentrated nutrients. 

24/01/2017
Why Filtered Water Beats Bottled Water

Why Filtered Water Beats Bottled Water

Bottled water companies use marketing techniques in order to advertise the health benefit of bottled water, however, is bottled water really better than filtered tap water?

Firstly, water bottles have a small portion of recyclable material, and consumers do not recycle plastic bottles as much as aluminium cans. These bottles help contribute to the masses of global pollution and excess waste. Conversely, by using filtered tap water you will reduce the environmental impacts that humans have on the earth. Additionally, when water bottles are left lying in the sun, in the car or at the park for example, toxins can be created which cause health risks for consumers. Also, it may not seem like much every time you buy a water bottle, but it does add up. In 2015, it was estimated that Australians spent $2 billion dollars on bottled water; alternatively, using a filtered water can save a fair amount of money, whilst also producing tasty, contaminant free water.

In the end, using a water filter instead of bottled water will not only save you a potentially thousands of dollars a year, but will also protect your health and the environment. To see a range of replacement fridge filters & drinking water filters, visit http://fridgefilters.com.au.

04/12/2016
Get ready for Christmas Functions with Water Filters

Get ready for Christmas Functions with Water Filters

We’re all counting down the days until Christmas, but are you prepared? Christmas means celebrations, and for the host, this means preparation. Drinks are key, do you have suitable water for your family and friends? Purchase an undersink filter or fridge filter for optimal water taste and health for big events such as Christmas and new years.

Visit http://fridgefilters.com.au today for a wide product range of undersink and fridge filters ready for your use for events such as these! 

10/11/2016
Bench-top or Under-sink Filter? Pros and Cons

Bench-top or Under-sink Filter? Pros and Cons

Which system is right for you?

Bench-top:

This type of filter is possibly the simplest form, they are easy to install and use. The owner is simply required to attach the diverter valve to existing tap.

Pros:

·   Compact and portable – ideal for travel

·   Do not require holes to be drilled into bench tops

·   Do not require professional assistance in installation

·   Allow users to switch between unfiltered and filtered water

Cons:

·   They take up bench top space

·   Some models are not aesthetically pleasing – may affect the look of your kitchen

Under-sink:

These filters are installed under the kitchen sink, and hence require a bit more assistance whilst the installation process occurs.

Pros:

·   They do not take up space on top of the bench and are hidden from view

·   Low maintenance – normally just 1 change per year

·   Water flow is faster

·   They eliminate the unpleasant tap water taste as well as contaminants

Cons:

·   More expensive than bench top filters

·   some require professional installation

·   Owners need to drill a hole in the sink or bench

In comparison, both types of filters have their unique advantages and disadvantages, similar to other investments; the type of filter you should choose depends on your lifestyle needs. Get yourself an under sink filter system starting from $199 or a bench top filter system starting from $99 at http://fridgefilters.com.au.

07/11/2016
Summer Hydration

Summer Hydration

Whether you’re sitting in the sun, playing sport or travelling, hydration is a key factor of a healthy mind and body all year round, but more specifically, in this hot season we call summer.

Water plays a vital role in the elimination of toxins, the transportation of nutrients, the lubrication of joints and the most obvious, the hydration of all of the cells in our body. After all, water does make up more than half of your body weight; therefore it should always be replenished in order to optimize energy and health.

“How do I stay hydrated?” good question, here are a few tips on staying hydrated this summer:

·    Use a water bottle, small enough to take with you to work or to your daily activities.

·    If you exercise, don’t forget to drink water before, during and after your workout.

·    For a better taste, drink filtered water, and you could even add a slice of lemon for sweetness.

·    If you go to a restaurant, drink water as opposed to alcoholic beverages or soft drink; it’s also free!

·    Thirst is often confused with hunger, so next time you’re hungry try drinking water.

 

If you have an ice and water fridge you can purchase fridge filter water systems at http://fridgefilters.com.au/FRIDGE-FILTERS-AUSTRALIA/ and undersink filter systems at http://fridgefilters.com.au/DOMESTIC-SYSTEMS/.

02/11/2016
Whatís REALLY in your Drinking Water?

What’s REALLY in your Drinking Water?

Despite Australia having some of the highest quality drinking water in the world, it is not perfect. Certain contaminants still make their way to our water supply, even though government regulations and treatment methods may take place. Continual consumption of these contaminants may lead to long-term health risks and may permanently damage one’s health.

·   Chlorine – Various treatment methods and facilities add chlorine to water in order to kill certain bacteria, effectively, eliminating dangerous contaminants and parasites. However, long-term exposure to this can increase chances of bladder cancer, asthma, reproductive disorders and premature skin ageing.

·   Lead – Heavy metals such as lead may easily contaminate water supplies, especially within old homes or homes that use old systems. Lead consumption has been attributed to development and learning disabilities within children, damage to the brain, kidneys and reproductive system.

·   Nitrate – Nitrate contamination is particularly high within areas with nearby septic systems, farm films, or manure storage areas. Whilst low levels of nitrate consumptions aren’t toxic, it is especially important for pregnant women to be cautious of nitrate consumption as too much of it is known to catalyse blue baby syndrome within infants.

Water is the foundation of life, however, when these contaminants are present, it may harm you more than it benefits you. If you need assistance in selecting the most suitable undersink filter or fridge water filter for your needs, visit http://fridgefilters.com.au.

28/10/2016
Is it Time to Replace your Filter?

If you’ve been experiencing reduced water flow and taste changes in your water, you most likely need to change your filter. Below are some identification measures you can take to check whether a replacement is required or not:

·  Reduced Water Flow:

If your filter fills glasses slowly, it could be due to the pressure from your supply line is slow, therefore making it hard for water to pass through the filter. However, this may be a sign of an old and clogged filter that needs replacing.

·  Taste and Odour Change:

Taste and odour change is one of the best indications that your filter needs replacement. This means that the filter is no longer effective in removing the contaminants from the water.

·  It’s Been a While Since You Last Changed It:

If you cannot remember the last time your filter was changed, and these signs have been popping up, it’s most likely time to change your filter. Manufacturers recommend changing your filter every 6 months.

If you have problems remembering when to change your filter, we recommend either purchasing multiple filters, or setting a date in your calendar as a reminder.

So do you need a new filter? Contact us via email or call us today for advice in regards to replacement filters.

11/04/2016
Is your water flow slowing down?

If your fridge filter's flow rate drops before the scheduled 6 month time limit there's a good chance you have a sediment issue from the main water supply.

This is fairly common in rural regions and areas with low dam levels. It can also happen for a number of short term reasons, like roadworks, building sights in the area and council maintenance of water pipes. A quick and cost effective solution is a 5 minute DIY addition of a sediment only pre filter to the poly supply line at the back of the fridge. Click here to buy online, otherwise give us a call on 1300 742 249.



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