Wondering what’s the best mineral water you can drink?
The answer is: all bottled waters coming from natural sources are good and safe to drink…. but each has its own characteristics, depending of the type and amount of minerals they contain.
We can classify the mineral water in two main categories:
- Medicinal waters. These are rich in specific minerals, consumed at the source in healing centers to treat various types of aliments. The are also called “healing spring waters”, and patients drink them in small quantities, as recommended by the health professionals.
- Light mineral waters. These types of waters are also natural source waters. They contain small or medium amounts of essential minerals which give them a distinctive quality and taste. Bottled at the source, they are available in stores and we can drink them in unlimited amounts. Some are naturally carbonated while, some have added CO2.
We can consider the light mineral waters coming from natural springs, as being the best drinking water. So, what is the best mineral water to buy?
7 Best Mineral Water Brands
I found some of the most popular brands of bottled mineral water and here is a list of them with their specific characteristics.
Acqua Panna Spring Water
Acqua Panna spring water comes from a 3.700 feet high source, in the Apennines Mountains of Northern Italy, Tuscany. It is a light mineral water with low sodium content, with a slight alkaline taste. Bottled at the source, this water never comes in contact with the air or environment, ensuring its purity.
San Pellegrino spring water comes from San Pellegrino Therme in Bergamo Italy in the Dolomite mountains. Three springs come from an aquifer 1.300 feet below the earth’s surface, where limestone and volcanic rocks impart minerals and trace elements. It is a naturally sparkling mineral water, which also has therapeutic benefits for people with kidney diseases and urinary tract infection. Great to drink it by itself, or along with your wine. Drinking bottled water at dinner seems quite mundane, but not when it comes to San Pellegrino 🙂
Badoit – French Sparkling Water
Badoit is a delicious, naturally carbonated water from Saint-Galmier, France. It is one of the most magnesium-rich commercial bottled waters in Europe. Therefore, many restaurants in Europe appreciate it and serve it as a good digestive drink.
Evian Natural Spring Water
The source of Evian water is the renown Evian-les-Bains, in France. This is a place acknowledged for its healthy water since 1789, by the Marquis de Lessert. It comes from the snow melt and rainwater filtered through glacial sand and surrounded by clay, therefore protected from any pollution. This water contains the minerals/electrolytes our body needs, such as: sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium.
Fiji Natural Artesian Water
Fiji is a natural artesian water coming from the volcanic highlands on the main island of VitiLevu in Fiji. Although this water is rich in underground minerals, it still a light smooth taste, good for everyday drink.
Gerolsteiner Naturally Sparkling Mineral Water
Gerolsteiner comes from deep volcanic source in the heart of weeded highlands between the Rhine and Moselle River valley, Germany. This is naturally carbonated, low in sodium and high in magnesium and calcium. It tastes a little alkaline, but it’s a healthy to drink table water.
The Poland Spring water comes from the ancient aquifers, actually a 20,000 years old glacier, in Maine, USA. The source resides in a a protected area of a pine forest. Therefore, this water has a wonderful pure taste. No wonder consumers consider it as one of the best mineral water to drink.
Source: Healing Springs: The Ultimate Guide to Taking the Waters book by Nathaniel Altman