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Do Water Filters Remove Minerals?

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Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS,

Q. I use a PUR water pitcher to filter my tap water before I drink it. After listening to your show on mineral water, I wondered whether using one of these filters removes valuable minerals like calcium that may be in my water?

A. Although the PUR® and Brita® brand water filters tell you a lot about what they remove from your water, they don't tell you much about what they leave in, do they? To get an answer to your question, I contacted both companies for clarification. Both replied that their water filter pitchers do not reduce calcium or other nutrients.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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