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The Many Types of Water You Didn't Know Existed

The Many Types of Water You Didn't Know Existed

There are actually many different types of water you didn’t know existed. If you ask the average person to name three types of water, most people would probably only be able to name one, and it’s not the right answer. 

The Many Types of Water You Didn't Know Existed
The Many Types of Water You Didn't Know Existed

This article will teach you the truth about this fascinating molecule that makes up 70% of your body weight, without which you would cease to exist, and is literally the foundation of life on our planet. Prepare to be amazed by the many different types of water you didn’t know existed!

What is ordinary water?

Ordinary water is just H2O (two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom). It's so important in our bodies that we can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water. But why is it such a key part of our biology? Let's find out! For starters, the water molecule is polar which means that the two hydrogen atoms are at opposite ends of the molecule, while the oxygen atom sits right in the middle. The two sets of electrical charges on either side of the molecule are what make water different from other substances and give it some pretty cool properties.

Why do we drink bottled water when there's so much ordinary tap available?

Bottled water is frequently a bad value. It costs around 1,900 times as much as tap water and in most parts of North America, it’s regulated no more stringently than ordinary tap. While bottlers brag about how pure their product is, they often don’t test for contaminants that are actually harmful to your health, like lead or pharmaceuticals. 

Some even put sugar or artificial sweeteners into their product—and others bottle straight from polluted rivers. But why not just drink from the tap? The answer to this question is surprisingly complicated. Even though you may be able to take a clean glass of water from the faucet, there could still be any number of issues with your pipes before the water reaches you, such as mineral buildup and bacteria growth.

What on earth is reverse osmosis water?!

Reverse osmosis is one of two methods for treating water for safe drinking. It’s also a source of highly filtered water, which many people use when they want to make sure they’re getting rid of contaminants in their water supply. Here’s what you need to know about reverse osmosis and its benefits! Reverse Osmosis – What Is It? Reverse osmosis is one of two methods for treating water for safe drinking. 

It’s also a source of highly filtered water, which many people use when they want to make sure they’re getting rid of contaminants in their water supply. Reverse osmosis can remove particles as small as five microns from the treated product (water). That means it removes protozoa cysts such as Giardia lamblia and other harmful microorganisms that can cause diseases like cholera or hepatitis A.

What can I make with mineralized water?

Mineralized water is known to help cure diseases and improve health. Before you buy mineralized water, you should know what it can be used for. One example is that mineralized water can be used to make fruit-infused water. 

Watermelons, peaches, and berries are excellent options for fruit-infused water. Mineralized water makes a good-tasting cup of tea and can also be useful for making cakes or muffins. If you're looking for something sweet, try adding some vanilla extract to your mineralized water. The possibilities with this type of water are endless.

Is spring water better than well-water?

Spring water from a natural source is thought to be better for you than well-water. Spring water is free from contamination and chlorination and provides minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chloride, and fluoride that are essential for good health. We recommend you drink only spring water if possible. 

There are many reasons why tap water might not be the best choice. Tap water contains contaminants like lead and nitrates which have been linked to cancer, birth defects, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and other illnesses.

Do expensive waters have more minerals than cheaper ones

This depends on how you define minerals. Water is made up of two types: molecules and ions. Ions are particles with an electric charge, like hydrogen and oxygen. Ions give water its salty or mineral taste, depending on how many ions are in it (assuming there are any, to begin with). If the water tastes salty, that’s usually because it has high levels of sodium and chloride ions. 

It might also have magnesium, calcium, and other trace minerals. Some waters have more of these than others because they come from different sources and parts of the world. However, not all waters are better for you than others. Tap water is typically safer than bottled water due to regulations enforced by the EPA.

Where does the mineral content in my drinking water come from?

The number of minerals in drinking water can come from groundwater or surface water sources. A water sample is collected and tested to determine how much mineral content there is. Tap water usually comes from a surface source. It goes through a filtration process and is treated with minerals and disinfectants before being released into households through pipes. 

Bottled drinking water can come from any source, including lakes, rivers, streams, springs, or wells, as long as it has been properly treated before bottling up for consumption by consumers. There are six different types of bottled water on the market: purified, deionized, mineral, sparkling, carbonated, and natural spring.

Is distilled or deionized (DI) water safe to drink - and why should I care anyway?

In terms of purity, distilled water and DI water are on par. Distilled water is typically more acidic than DI water, so if your city's tap water is hard (contains calcium or magnesium) then distilled may be a better choice for you. 

If your local tap water is already soft, you probably don't need to worry about it. They're both purified forms of H2O, which means they're free from bacteria and other contaminants found in regular drinking waters like well or lake/river water. But that doesn't mean that one type of water is any better than the other. They're equally safe when used properly - plus, there are certain instances where one might actually be preferable over the other.

Does drinking enough really mean that much for my health?

When you're dehydrated, it can affect more than just your energy levels. Being dehydrated can make you feel tired and stressed, and it makes your digestive system sluggish. Learn how to drink enough water so that these symptoms don't keep you from enjoying life to its fullest. 

First, check the color of your urine: if it's dark yellow or light yellow in color, then you're likely well hydrated. Next, be sure to watch out for thirst: if you start to notice thirst pangs or a dry mouth at any point during the day, then make sure to drink some water.

Are ionizers better than plain old home filters for remineralizing my home drinking water?

While you might have read that ionizers can remineralize your water, our research indicates that you'd be better off using a reverse osmosis system. Remineralization does help if you're drinking bottled water, but if your municipal supply is relatively pure it's probably not worth it to invest in an expensive home system. But if the taste or smell doesn't bother you and it seems like a good idea for the environment, go ahead and get one. 

But be aware that some people are sensitive to the way tap water tastes or smells and do want something more than what their municipality provides. In this case, an ionizer may make sense for them even though they live in a city with clean tap water.

What are some other interesting facts about how our bodies use H2O as compared to other animals like whales or dolphins??

Humans, as well as dolphins and whales, need a constant supply of fresh water. Humans use about 55 gallons (208 liters) each day for drinking, cooking, and washing. On average, humans lose half a gallon (2 liters) daily through sweat and breathing alone. To fulfill that demand requires access to freshwater sources such as rivers or lakes. That freshwater must be clean enough to drink without any risk of contamination or illness. 

In some parts of the world, people do not have easy access to safe water. They may have to walk long distances in order to get the liquid they need and are at great risk when there is no potable water nearby. In regions where drought is common, people may not have enough water available for their homes or crops and might rely on donations from other countries with excess supplies.


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