Types of water
There are so many reasons why drinking water is good for you. But what type of water should you be drinking?
There are so many out there… Do you know what they are and which one is good to drink?
Types of Water
This is water that comes from an underground source that has been filtered through porous layers of earth. It also contains 30-40 minerals that our bodies actually need. The important part is knowing the source of the water. So don’t go out there and buy everything that says spring water because the source of the spring may be compromised. Do your research!
This is in fact spring water however it needs to be specified because this is spring water where they had to dig to get to it. This type of water is also good to drink but you need to be wary because the filtration process isn’t the same as spring water.
This is water that has been ionized to increase the pH levels in the water. This is good for people that has issues with acid in your body.
The main thing to remember is that the benefits of alkaline water lasts for 2 weeks. Which means that you should not purchase bottled alkaline water because it’s definitely been bottled for more than 2 weeks.
This is similar to spring water however these come from mineral springs. Mineral water contains at least 250 parts per million total dissolved solids such as salts, sulfur compounds, magnesium, iron, calcium, etc. No minerals may be added to this water.
This is water that comes from a well. This water, in my opinion isn’t the best to drink but you can drink it. However it is highly likely to contain contaminants.
Distilled water has been purified through a process called distillation. This process is where the impurities have been removed by boiling the water and then condensing the steam.
The danger with distilled water is the distillation process makes your water “thirsty” for minerals. So when you drink distilled water, the water will grab onto the minerals in your body (a process called chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun)).
Reverse Osmosis Water
This purification water process involves passing the water through a membrane to remove ions, molecules and large particles from the water. Reverse Osmosis water, in most cases, does not quench your thirst which is why it’s not suggested to use this as your primary drinking water for a long period of time.
We all know what tap water is, it comes out from your tap. It can be used for drinking, cooking, bathing, etc. Tap water is known to contain many contaminants, minerals and other substances such as chlorine, fluoride, etc. Your municipality will filter the water through their water filtration system however contamination is still a risk.
We have been making a VERY BIG MISTAKE!
We have been taking our tap water and boiling it. We thought that by doing this, we were getting rid of the extra contaminants that is in the water. WRONG!
By boiling the water, we are evaporating some of the water but not getting rid of the contaminants. So this means that we are now left with more contaminants than water volume. YUK!
Needless to say, we are NO LONGER boiling our tap water.
There are a multitude of filtration systems out there. However the one system that I found that will be the best for most households would be a Carbon Block Filtration System.
The carbon is positively charged to attract negatively charged impurities such as chlorine, chemicals and volatile organic compounds.
Stop buying these waters
Vitamin water and flavored water should not be consumed because most of them contain artificial flavors, artificial colors, sugars, sodium, etc. Drinking water with added ANYTHING isn’t good for your body. If you want to add flavors to your water, you can use fruits, veggies and herbs.
Ultimately, we should research what we put in our bodies including our water. Knowing the source is only the beginning.