softened water in the kitchen for cooking - Is this a bad thing?
I would love some advice from folks who have a water softener and a water filtration system.
We are installing a kinetico water softener and are planning a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filtration system just for the kitchen. I had assumed that in the kitchen, the soft water will go to the RO filtration and feed the prep sink and the pot filler. But my friend says it is bad for people to drink water that has been treated in a water softener as it has very high sodium content.. even after it has been treated in a RO system! My plumber thinks it should be perfectly OK to drink and cook in softened water but thinks that the flow from the Kinetico RO system may not be enough to supply both the prep sink and the pot filler. I am not sure what to do..
-- Do I feed the kitchen RO water filtration system softened water or unsoftened water?
-- Any feedback on if I should limit this water to the prep faucet or just a drinking water faucet or can it support the pot filler as well?