You would be surprised just by the fact that how many different types of “drinking water” are available for consumption. Today in this article, we are going to discuss different types of water available and their benefits and drawback. Let’s find out if you are drinking the right type of water or not.
1.Tap water – Tap water is the type of water you get in your house tap. It is a cheap and easily accessible option for everyone. Now, tap water could have a different level of purity at different places. While there are cities where people can drink directly from their faucet, there are also cities where tap water is highly contaminated and not at all suitable for drinking. If you live in a place where tap water is suitable for drinking, by all means, go for it. But on the safer side, it is still recommended to use some type of water purifier to treat tap water before drinking.
2.Mineral water- Mineral water is the water that contains large amounts of dissolved minerals and gases. Natural mineral water derived from springs often has a high content of magnesium sulfate, calcium carbonate, sodium and potassium sulfate. Bottled mineral water is completely safe for drinking as it receives different treatments before getting bottled. But too much of mineral water may create an excess of minerals in the body, which have its drawbacks.
3.Alkaline water – Alkaline water is the water that has a pH level of 8 or more (which is higher than the pH of regular water). Alkaline water has lately become popular as it is said to improve the overall health of a person. The human body functions better when it can maintain a slightly alkaline Ph, thus making alkaline water a good choice. The only drawback is that drinking only alkaline water may create a deficiency of certain minerals as it is low in minerals.
4.Boiled water – Boiling water is one of the cheapest and also the most effective ways to purify the water. Boiled water is safe for consumption as putting water at such high temperature kills all the pathogens present in the water. But if the water is highly contaminated with chemicals, pesticides or lead, etc., just boiling the water is not enough.
5.Copper-infused water – Copper-infused water is the water that has been stored in a copper vessel such as a copper water bottle. When water is stored in a copper vessel gets infused with tiny particles of the metal. This water is alkaline, which means it is a perfect alternative to factory-made alkaline water. It has also been proved that storing water for extended hours in copper vessels can kill all the bacteria present in the water. Drinking just a big glass of copper water every day in the morning has the potency to prevent the occurrence of many diseases.