Quantity Over Quality

waterDietitians recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces per day – that’s 75 ounces of water daily if you weigh 150 pounds. But what type of bottled water is best? The International Bottled Water Association offers the following descriptions.

Spring water comes from underground, flowing naturally to the earth’s surface.

Purified water is produced by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other approved process.

Mineral water is natural and contains a constant level of mineral elements coming from its source. No other minerals can be added.

Sparkling bottled water is treated but can only contain the same amount of carbon dioxide it had when it emerged from its source.

While well water is derived from a hole in the ground that taps the water aquifer, artesian well water comes from a source above an underground layer or rock or sand.

Alkaline water has a higher pH level than tap water, meaning that it is less acidic.

While many choices exist, health experts say the amount of water you consume is far more important than the type of water. No matter what water you prefer, keep a bottle handy and stay hydrated!

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