Is All Water Created Equal?

You may think that water is water, right? Well not really, there are many types of water. There is sea water, tap water, river water, mineral water and many other different kinds of water. Water is nature’s cure and everything needs it in order to survive, including us, which is why it is important to drink water that is clean and free of any harmful toxins or chemicals.

Just because water is clear, doesn’t necessarily mean it is safe to drink. The same water you get from spring water or out of the water cooler at work isn’t the same as the water that is found in the sea or river. But the real question is, whether all these types of water are really better than the other and if they really offer what the label says it does.

Is the Water We Drink Really Created Equal?

There are many types of water ranging from mineral water to reverse osmosis water. So, the answer is no, all water isn’t created equally because not all water is made the same or offer the same benefits.

Studies show that almost 40 percent of all bottled waters contain suspicious ingredients and don’t really have all the minerals and vitamins the label claims they do. Carefully read the labels of your bottled water in the grocery stores and decide which is best for you.

Mineral or Spring Water

Spring or mineral water comes from a natural spring that originates underground, where the natural water is filtered for years and then flows to the surface. Whenever you see a bottled water that claims it is mineral water, just make sure you check the origin where the spring water is mentioned on the label.

Distilled or Purified Water

Purified or distilled water is a water that has been distilled or deionized. Reverse osmosis is also used to make purified water. Purified water does not need to come from a spring and it can also be tap water that has been purified. Drinking water that has been purified will often contain minerals that have been added to the water to make it taste better.

Enhanced Water

Enhanced water is water that has added vitamins and minerals for taste. Water companies may claim that their bottled waters containing fruit or vitamins are healthier, but they are really no healthier than ordinary water. And most of them contain artificial sweeteners that actually make them unhealthy.

Carbonated Water

This water is usually the sparkling or “bubbly” type of water filled with bubbles as a result of the added carbon-dioxide that makes this water more acidic.

Filtered Water

Filtered water is a type of water that has been passed through some kind of filter like the kinds that are attached to office water coolers. This filter removes any impurities that are found in the water, leaving it with fewer toxins and chemicals and a better taste.

Alkaline Water

This water has been filtered by a water ionizer that raises the pH level of the water. Because of this, many health enthusiasts claim that alkaline water can neutralize the acid within the body.

These are just a short list of different types of water to name a few and there are plenty more types of water you should keep an eye out for. So, the next time you’re taking a trip to the grocery store to pick up some water, make sure you read the labels to know exactly what you’re getting.

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