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TIP | If the label says “purified” or “distilled” on your favorite water brands, you should stop drinking them. Reverse osmosis (also called simply “RO”) is a purification process that's proven to have negative health effects.

Water is definitely interesting. If you notice, water from around the world always tastes different. In Los Angeles, many Russians purchase Ukrainian water because it has a light salt taste to it, which is surprisingly delicious! Water in Saudi Arabia tastes a little like nothing actually. Low flavour, if you will. It tastes a little like airplane water. Japanese water has a bit of a spring to it, It has a brightness. Kind of the same feeling when you drink cold water. Speaking of temperature, it is best for your body to take room temperature water or warm water. It is easier for your body to improve digestion, relieve congestion, increase blood flow, and even make you feel more relaxed. Basically, it's less work for your stomach ;)  


FACT | The more calcium and magnesium ions that are dissolved in water, the harder it is said to be; water with few dissolved calcium and magnesium ions is described as being soft

HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD WE DRINK | 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon




2. Electrolyte Water

  • Some bottled water, such as SmartWater®, Nestle® Pure Life®, and Dasani purify the water first and then add electrolytes.
  • The amount of electrolytes added back to the water are not considered significant.
  • Coconut water can provide a natural alternative to man-made electrolyte drinks. With natural carbohydrates and electrolytes, it can be just as effective as carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drinks for hydration during physical activity, and can cause less nausea, fullness, and stomach upset.

3. Purified Water

  • Include sterilization, reverse osmosis and sediment filtration. This means that bacteria, impurities and any contaminants have been removed from the water.
  • Purified water lacks minerals and ions such as calcium that play key roles in biological functions, such as in nervous system homeostasis, and are normally found in potable drinking water.
  • Mineral may or may not be removed and added back.

4. Distilled/Deionized

  • Distilled water goes through a boiling process that strips away all of its contaminants—and all of its healthy minerals. While it`s obviously good to eliminate the contaminants in your diet, there are potential health concerns that come from removing the minerals from water.
  • 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.
  • Distilled water can negatively influence mineral and water metabolism in the body by increasing urination, the amount of water in the body, and the elimination of sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium ions, according to a World Health Organization report in 1982.

Distilled water is even worse, as it strips your body of electrolytes and can lead to an early death, as detailed in this article by Dr. Joseph Mercola.

The choice between drinking bottled spring water or choosing the more mineral-dense bottled mineral water is largely a matter of personal preference. However, always keep in mind that bottled mineral water does offer more guarantees as to the mineral content and thus, more benefits to your health in the form of extra dietary calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals that we all need plenty of each and every day.

    6. Alkaline

    • Alkaline water is processed with a filter that raises the pH of the water.
    • Alkaline water is water that`s less acidic than regular tap water. This means it is rich in alkalizing compounds, including calcium, silica, potassium, magnesium, and bicarbonate.
    • Research on its effects is scant. we don`t have solid data supporting alkaline water's use.



    Bottled Spring Water vs. Bottled Mineral Water

    Mineral water can come from a variety of sources including springs and wells. The main distinction between it and regular spring or tap water is that it must contain at least 250 parts per million (ppm) of trace minerals. These minerals include calcium and magnesium mostly, but also other trace minerals. 

    Mineral water may usually be still or sparkling (carbonated/effervescent) according to the presence or absence of added gases. When these minerals are naturally dissolved in water, the body is able to absorb and use them much more easily than any other dietary or supplement sources. True mineral water is also much rarer than other water sources. The water must move over the rocks containing minerals several times, over several years in order to become legitimate mineral water.  


    TASTE | Natural rich taste and people find it to be much more thirst-quenching. Because of the bicarbonate content in this kind of water, most brands are naturally carbonated, while several companies add in even more carbonation to suit the preferences of their customers.

    H2O REGULATION | The U.S. FDA classifies mineral water as water containing at least 250 parts per million total dissolved solids, originating from a geologically and physically protected underground water source. No minerals may be added to this water. In many places, however, the term "mineral water" is colloquially used to mean any bottled carbonated water or soda water. 

    In the European Union, bottled water may be called mineral water when it is bottled at the source and has undergone no or minimal treatment. Permitted is the removal of iron, manganese, sulfur, and arsenic through decantation, filtration, or treatment with ozone-enriched air, in so far as this treatment does not alter the composition of the water as regards to the essential constituents which give it its properties. No additions are permitted except for carbon dioxide, which may be added, removed or re-introduced by exclusively physical methods. No disinfection treatment is permitted, nor is the addition of any bacteriostatic agents.

    02 | SPRING WATER 

    Almost Heaven Water QuoteSpring water comes from an underground water source, that flows to the earth's surface and/or within rock bed formations. This type of water can sometimes be rich in trace minerals, including calcium and magnesium. Bottled spring water is much less expensive than most of its bottled mineral water counterparts. This is due to non-mineral spring sources being much more abundant all over the globe, whereas much of the world's richest mineral water sources are located in Europe and throughout Asia.


    TASTE | Spring water is virtually tasteless compared to mineral water or commercially-treated tap water and all the toxic chemicals it contains. The tasteless aspect of the water is what most consumers like about it, thinking it to be pure and free from pollutants. However, how clean your bottle of spring water is comes down to where it's sourced, and the cleanliness of the facilities it's bottled in.

    H2O REGULATION | To be labeled as “spring water” it only has to come from a confirmed spring source, it does not have to contain the same 250 ppm mineral content as mineral water. Some sources contain very little minerals, while others may contain a lot. For this reason, spring water can also be mineral water; it's all source dependent.


    UPDATE: City of San Luis Obispo water main repairs expected to be ...Think about it, tap water travels through pipes going through chaotic trauma. Just ask Japanese agua scientist, Masaru Emoto! His book, The Hidden Messages, show that water molecules react to their affected states. That's a story for another time! 

    Think about the pipes this water travels through! I always think of the corrosion. Water quality depends on where you live, however research shows most tap water is contaminated with plastic particles, aluminum, fluoride, arsenic, viruses, bacteria, and parasites, pesticides, and medication residues. It won't kill you ;)

    But fluoride according to the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), an organization that campaigns against the use of added fluoride, it may also contribute to the following: 

    • acne and other skin problems
    • discoloration of teeth
    • dumbing the brain down (calcification of the pineal gland) 
    • cardiovascular problems, including arteriosclerosis and arterial calcification, high blood pressure, myocardial damage, cardiac insufficiency, and heart failure
    • reproductive issues, such as lower fertility and early puberty in girls
    • thyroid dysfunction
    • conditions affecting the joints and bones, such as osteoarthritis, bone cancer, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
    • neurological problems, possibly leading to ADHD

    I use Zero Water filter to reduce the amount of fluoride specifically. It comes with a water quality meter that measures total dissolved solids in (PPM) parts per million. I like it because it's a great price and high quality. With the Zero Water filter, you can see it goes down to zero. I used it to test the water quality of different brands, and its incredible to see the results! Packaging and cost mean nothing :) 



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