What is the Best Drinking Water?

The answer is simple: the best drinking water has to have the quality of clean fresh mountain spring water. Let’s say… pure water. Well, “pure” is actually just a term indicating high quality water – in nature water is never pure. As seen, one of its properties is solubility: water combined with the minerals from the ground, makes it into the best formula needed by all living things, including us.

So what is the best drinking water?

As a rule of thumb, our drinking water quality should be as close as possible to that of spring water with low mineral content.

Spring (mineral) water


spring water in NewfoundlandSpring water is water that comes to the surface from underground and flows to the surface. This type of water is fresh, and it also carries minerals and the Earth’s energy. Spring water labeled as having low mineral content is ideal for the daily drinking.

Water with up to 500 parts per million (ppm) is considered low mineral content.

What does this mean? It means that the amount of minerals contained in the water confer the formula of a balanced pH which is ideal for the reactions within living organisms to happen – the best drinking water for health is a neutral water.

  • It is NOT true that our drinking water has to be “reach in minerals” as several people on internet claim!

While your daily drinking water should not be highly mineralized, this type of water can be the best choice in successfully healing certain ailments. Mineral water that comes natural mineral springs is considered to be beneficial for our health, and is used in spa centers all over the world.

Drinking tap water

Tap water quality varies from country to country or from region to region. It can come from the surface (lakes), or underground (wells). Previously treated, it still may contain harmful substances. What contaminants can we find in our drinking water? If you are concerned about consuming the best drinking water, you should test it. Your local health department or water utility service may be able to suggest a company who can do the testing in your area. Using a drinking Water Test Kit may be a quick, convenient, and affordable solution. Generally speaking, municipal water is suitable to drink, if you use a good carbon water filter to eliminate the chlorine.

Bottled water

Plastic bottled water in a store

Bottled water may be a good solution when it comes to drinking water, and it’s quite popular – easy to get, convenient and it is also available in different flavors. However, we cannot rely on bottled water for a daily consumption, if we count the water needed for food and washing.

Do you want convenience for drinking water outdoors? An option would be a bottle that contains its own carbon filter. This will eliminate toxins and other harmful chemicals from your drinking water, including those that come from tap water.

  • Bottled water has the convenience of making it easier to keep track of the amount you drink per day

Drinking Rain Water

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands BookUsing rain water as drinking water has been a very old solution, still used today in many parts of the world, in zones where there is no municipal water available. It is also much less expensive than drilling a well, especially where the layers of underground water are far too deep.

However, rain water is basically very similar to distilled water, obtained from the condensation of the humidity existent in the air. With the pollution of the air, the water maybe not very suitable for drinking without being filtered.

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