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September 19, 2008

THE BEST WATER TO DRINK

Filed under: Health — priuk @ 5:41 am
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What kind of water do you drink everyday? Are you sure that it is the best for your health? Lets check it out.

In this article, you’ll be informed about kinds of water to consume. There are many kinds of water based on the source and the making process. Different kinds of water have surprising facts about their positives and negatives. What is the best kind of water to drink actually? To answer this question, we’ll go deeper by discussing the most common types of water to drink.

DISTILLED WATER

Distilled water is water that has all of its impurities removed through distillation. Distillation involves boiling the water and then condensing the steam into a clean container, leaving most if not all solid contaminants behind. You lose a primary source of necessary minerals in your diet, and further, because the water has lost its own minerals; it attracts and grabs minerals within your body, causing a mineral deficit. Besides, it should be stored carefully. No container is completely inert. Because of its’ “aggressiveness,” distilled water will combine with some of whatever the container is made of. Glass is the most inert material for containers, and therefore the safest. Though distilled water is routinely sold in plastic bottles, there is a tendency for the plastic to enter the water over a period of time.

TAP WATER

Tap water (running water) is part of indoor plumbing. In Indonesia, tap water is not clean enough to drink. It has to be boiled at home. In many areas, fluoride is added to the tap water as a means to improve public dental health. Besides, tap water may contain Calcium, Magnesium, and Sodium and may provide clinically important portions of the recommended dietary intake of these minerals. But boiling it may not remove unessential minerals or ions in it although it might kill bacteria.

MINERAL WATER

Mineral water is water containing minerals or other dissolved substances that alter its taste or give it therapeutic value. Salts, sulfur compounds, and gases are among the substances that can be dissolved in the water. Mineral water can often be effervescent. Mineral water can be prepared or can occur naturally. In our country, it is far more common for mineral waters to be bottled at source for distributed consumption. A spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the ground surface. Minerals become dissolved in the water as it moves through the underground rocks. This may give the water flavor and even carbon dioxide bubbles. This is why spring water is often bottled and sold as mineral water, although the term is often the subject of deceptive advertising.

Is it safe to consumed bottled mineral or spring water? The answer is surprisingly, no. If you pay attention to the way they distribute the bottled or plastic packaged water, you will be agree that it is not safe. Along the distribution (on trucks), it is exposed to sun which will support the growth of bacteria inside. Besides, don’t forget that plastics, the packaging material that it uses, can be dissolved with water.

So, what is the safest water to drink? Based on the pros and contras above, it is better for you to drink tap water filtered by water treatment device. There are many kinds of water treatment device in market. A good water treatment device will sterilize the water, eliminate dangerous element, and kill bacteria in the water. As having it in your place, you can drink the water directly after it comes out from the device. So it is surely fresh.

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