The Type of Water you Should Drink
The type of water you should drink should depend on a number of factors: what's available in your local area, what you can afford, what is practical. However, you should always avoid drinking pure tap water. In today's post I'll cite why tap water is bad and things to consider when choosing which type of water is most appropriate to fulfill your hydration needs.
Avoid Tap Water
We've all heard about what happened in Flint, but if you didn't you should know that it's best to avoid ever drinking water straight from the tap. I always say, better safe than sorry but a lot of tap water will have chlorine, lead and other harmful heavy metals that are not removed from a more enhanced purification process.
Think about all the pipes water has to go through to eventually get to your house, on it's way to you it can go through pipes made from lead, rusted pipes, pipes with holes in them picking up who knows what from the ground, the list goes on and on.
Top Reasons to Avoid Tap Water
- Volatile Organic Compounds
- Cysts and other parasites
- Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
- Other Heavy Metals: Aluminum, Lead, Copper
- High amounts of fluoride
|Top 10 contaminants found in tap water|
|Common Waterborne Contaminants|
Here are some better alternatives to drink better water...
The best alternative to tap water is of course spring water because of all the nutrients it provides.
Top Spring Water Brands
- Tibet 5100: Glacial-Spring, Tibet
- Voss: Springs from Norway
- Evian: Northern Alps Springs from France
- Volvic: Springs from France
- Acqua Panna: Springs from Italy
- Icelandic Glacial: Glacial Springs from Iceland
- Mountain Valley: Springs from USA
- Poland Spring: Springs from USA
- Willow: Springs from the UK
- Crystal Geyser: Alpine Springs from USA
|10 Best Spring Water Brands|
|The Most Popular Bottled Waters, Ranked|
Important note about spring water
Only 55% of the bottled water that claims to be spring water actually is bona fide spring water. 45% is just treated tap water. This does not give us the same benefits, nor will it have the refreshing, unique taste that real spring water has. It’s important to check the authenticity of spring water. ~ citation
Mineral water is the runner up to spring because of the added minerals, it usually starts off as spring water as well.
Mineral water is spring water that has had more minerals added to it. It has 250 minerals per million solids. ~ citation
Purified water ranks 3 for health benefits, because it removes most of the harmful chemicals through advanced filtration processes. This is the type of water most people using a home filtration system drink that typically starts off as tap water.
Before a given bottled water can be marketed and sold as “purified water,” overall impurity levels need to be reduced to 10 parts per million or less. ~ citation
Distilled water is a type of purified water that is usually recommended for things like coffee or tea, since it is pure water with no minerals to give the full flavor to whatever drink you're using it to make. It's not recommended for drinking on a regular basis to meet your hydration needs since it provides no electrolytes.
Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid in a separate container. Impurities in the original water that do not boil below or near the boiling point of water remain in the original container. Thus, distilled water is one type of purified water. ~ citation
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