Different Types of Drinking Water

Be sure you know the different types of water and which one is the best choice for you.
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Different types of water

People often think any type of water is good for you as long as you’re consuming the recommended amount.

That, however, is not true, it does matter. The type of water you drink is so important. The right kind of water cleans, hydrates and replenishes you and makes up more than half your body weight.

Water is something you consume on a daily basis and should be looked at to the same degree as the healthy foods you eat. You will spend time and money to make sure you are getting the best foods, so why wouldn’t you do the same for water?

If you’re not sure what the difference is in the water you drink, then perhaps this post will help. If you are sure and just haven’t taken the steps to implement the changes, then this might be the boost you need.

Reverse Osmosis

What is Reverse Osmosis?
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Reverse osmosis uses semi-permeable membrane on filtering all kinds of waterborne contaminants and toxic substances present on the water. It is very keen and helpful to get rid away those harmful contaminants even those heavy metals. It is easy to clean and easy to maintain as well because it consists only of very few parts.
In short, it is loved by many because it improves taste, removes impurities, saves money, and only needs simple maintenance. Reverse osmosis system uses 4-5 stages of filtration compared to other types of filtration that make it a good choice. It is approved and passed the standards of EPA, so you are assured of its system’s quality.

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Treated Water

About 94% of water utilities are small or rural municipal systems. These systems serve populations of 10,000 or less.

In the United States, rural water has fluoride added to it and is usually in the amount of 0.7 parts per million (ppm), the maximum allowed as of 2015. This was lowered after adults and children were getting white splotches and streaks on their teeth for consuming too much fluoride.

Chlorine is also found in rural water and can be extremely toxic. According to the dictionary, chlorine is the chemical element of atomic number 17, a toxic, irritant, pale green gas.

Bottled Water

Bottled water is produced at local bottling plants under strictly-monitored standards set by the International Bottled Water Association. We use a reverse osmosis purification process that is able to reduce microscopic impurities and contaminants far more effectively than carbon filter pitchers and faucet filter attachments.

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Should you be drinking bottled water?
Bottled Water

Different types of bottled water aren’t always what they seem. Be sure to look at the labels to see if anything else has been put in your water to add taste. Pure clean water can have a sweet taste due to natural minerals. However, in the case of bottled water, companies like Dasani have added magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, and salt alongside purified water on its Nutrition Facts label. 

Well Water

Well water comes directly from the ground at depths that depend entirely on your location and source. Once your water source is located pipes and hand or electric pumps bring it to the surface.

Note: If you have an old well or have just purchased a property, then you should have your water checked. To do this send a sample to the Department of Health or Agriculture in your state.

Natural Spring Water

Natural spring water flows from a spring. You can then bottle it at the source.

Artesian Water

“An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure. An artesian aquifer is trapped water, surrounded by layers of impermeable rocks or clay, which applies positive pressure to the water contained within the aquifer. If a well were to be sunk into an artesian aquifer, water in the well-pipe would rise to a height corresponding to the point where hydrostatic equilibrium had been reached.” -Wikipedia

Water From a Refrigerator

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Small particles or contaminants, such as lead, chlorine, and other impurities can come from water that is dispensed from a refrigerator. Unless it is already hooked up to an osmosis system or another filtration system then this water should be filtered and the filters changed on a regular basis.

Hard Water

Hard water results from high levels of calcium and magnesium in water. It’s a natural occurrence that affects over 85% of the water supply in North America. Hard water minerals stick to everything water touches, and do more than leave an unsightly residue – they can actually harm your home and cost you money!

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Here are some common problems you can have with hard water:

  • Mineral build-up in dishwashers, shower heads, sink, and tubs.
  • Spots can appear on your dishes and glassware.
  • Wasted time and money cleaning and buying new appliances.
  • Because hard water does not lather, you will see an increase in soap and shampoo.
  • Dry flaky skin.
  • Brittle hair
  • Because of leftover mineral residue, your clothes can appear stiff and worn.

Water Softeners

“Water softening utilizes a process called “ion exchange” to remove dissolved hard water minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. These minerals can’t be trapped by a filter, so a molecular reaction is required. Water softeners have resin beads that hold onto sodium, and as the hard water flows through the resin, the sodium is swapped for the hard water minerals. The hard water minerals are trapped in the softener and a minuscule amount of sodium flows out with the softened water.” -Northern Plains Culligan

How Does Your Body Use Water?

Stay hydrated when you exercise
  • Sweating
  • Urination
  • Exhaling
  • For cellular function

Your need for water increases when:

Why Do We Need Water?

When we don’t get enough water our bodies need it causes major problems. Dehydration for one. This also leads to cramps, muscle weakness, headaches and puts you at high risk of getting heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A person will die after three days without water in average temperatures.

How Much Water Should a Person Drink?

How much water should a person drink?

It’s said that a person needs 8 8-ounce glasses of water per day.

The Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board recommend that women drink more than 11 8-ounce glasses (91 ounces) of water daily, and men drink more than 15 glasses of water(125 ounces) per day.

A third party says you should drink 1-ounce of water per pound of body weight. My suggestion, start with the 8 8-ounce per day and work your way up. Your body will tell you at what amount it feels the best.

Instilling Good Drinking Habits

Establish a schedule and hydrate all day until drinking your fill has become a permanent habit.

Drinking water using a schedule

There isn’t a whole lot else to cover. You know what different water types are, how important it is to drink quality water, and a mapped-out schedule to keep you on track. All you need now is to choose your water source. Once you do that you will not only feel good mentally about what your drinking, you will feel the change in your body.

Cheers Friends- Heather Earles

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