According to the Beverage Marketing Association, over 40% of all bottled water sold in the U.S. is just tap water that’s been purified. However, did you know that more than 24,000 hormone disrupting, cancer causing chemicals were found in a single bottle of water?
What conventional bottling is doing to your water
Most bottled water companies use extreme filtration methods such as ion-exchange, reverse osmosis, distillation and deionization.
But regardless where you water originally comes from the end product is always the same. It’s water that has been completely denatured and molecularly changed from its origin.
Probably the worst of the toxins found in both tap and some bottled water are the disinfection byproducts (DBPs), such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). DBPs are formed when chlorine reacts with natural organic matter like decaying vegetation in the source water during water treatment.
Adding chlorine to the water kills or inactivates harmful microorganisms that cause diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, and giardiasis. Its use has virtually eradicated these diseases.
What’s in Your Water?
Here are some of common contaminants that can be in your drinking water:
- Estrogen, from prescription medication such as birth control bills
- Chemicals and substances from other prescription medication
- Heavy metals such as mercury
The best water to drink and why
In choosing the right type of water for you and your family, you want to look for pH balance. The perfect pH of your water should be between 6.5 to 7.5, which is neutral. Distilled water is too acidic and alkaline water is too alkaline.
Mountain spring water is in this ideal range. It is some of the healthiest water on the planet. Mountain Spring Water has a naturally high pH of 7.8. It contains a higher alkalinity than the vast majority of other water. It’s believed that water with a higher alkalinity helps soothe acid reflux, neutralizes acid in the bloodstream, facilitates higher levels of energy and can lead to improved metabolism.
There’s a great website called FindaSpring.com where you can find a natural spring in your area. The best part is that most of these spring water sources are free!
Filter the water yourself
Water doesn’t need to be subsidized to be clean. The main issue is the waste that comes along with consumption of water in plastic bottles.
The prices of filters vary — from less than $20 to hundreds of dollars, depending on your needs and the amount of water you want to filter.