As any good chef will tell you, it’s critical to know exactly what you’re putting into your recipe. Yet oftentimes, there are a few unknown ingredients that might slip past your watchful eye. Even if you pay extreme attention to the brand of ingredients you buy, cooking times, amounts, and everything else in between, there is one variable at play that you might be missing altogether: your water. If you’re using water from your tap you are likely adding trace amounts of minerals and other undesirables right into your food. Have you ever opened up your dishwasher, only to smell a slight egg-like aroma coming from the recently washed dishes? No, it’s not the detergent you used and it’s probably not something stuck in the dishwasher. It’s from the water itself. Do you really want to be adding that to your holiday meals? Of course not. That’s exactly why you want to begin cooking with filtered water.