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What is the Best Water to Drink? Part Two

Today we will be wrapping up our look on the different types of water there are to choose from. In the last installment, I shared with you the importance of understanding the pH balance in water. Now, we will actually go through the various types of water and how each type is made.

Purified water: Water that is physically processed to remove impurities (distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis, carbon filtration, etc.).

Distilled water: Water that is boiled and evaporated away from its dissolved minerals, and then the vapor is condensed.

Bottled Water: This water is typically from a spring or has gone through reverse osmosis before it is bottled. However, some brands are simply bottled tap water that may or may not have gone through any additional filtering.

Alkaline water: Water that has been separated into alkaline and acid fractions using electrolysis, which takes advantage of the naturally occurring electric charges found in the magnesium and calcium ions; in the drinking water industry.

Deionized or demineralized water: Water in which the mineral ions (salts such as sodium, calcium, iron, copper, chloride, and bromide) have been removed by exposing it to electrically charged resins that attract and bind to the salts.

Hard and soft water: Hard water is any water containing an appreciable quantity of dissolved minerals; soft water is treated water in which the only cation (positively charged ion) is sodium.

I will leave it up to you to decipher which type of water is best for you. Hopefully I've given you the information to research this further yourself. There is a great link to an article done regarding alkaline water and whether or not is has any benefits that I've used for a lot of information for this post. Have a great day!


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