I don’t assume to know what the best drinking water is for every person. After all, “best” is a subjective term.
Many factors come into play when we think of choosing the best drinking water for ourselves and our families.
Just a few of these factors include lifestyle, health objectives, finances, living accommodations, sports and fitness levels, and so forth.
However, getting past the semantics, we could probably all agree that “good” drinking water is:
(1) safe to drink (relatively contaminant and chemical free) and (2) it tastes good.
Drinking clean, healthy, chemical-free water is the foundation to health. However, just because water is safe to drink and tastes good doesn’t necessarily mean it is healthy.
For example, experts agree that all tap and bottled water contain traces of unhealthy synthetic chemicals. So even though tap or bottled water may not make us sick initially, the cumulative effects of these chemicals (hundreds of which have never even been tested) in our body are significant.
Even minute traces of these contaminants can lead to a weakened immune system (or worse) with long-term exposure.
Thus, many water experts today agree that the healthiest water is produced by home water filters and water filtration systems that selectively remove contaminants but not the naturally occurring minerals.
Even though there are health studies that argue the benefits of de-mineralized water (such as reverse osmosis and distilled waters), the most recent and credible studies are conclusive that water that contains trace minerals is the healthiest and best drinking water.
Dr. Mu Shik Jhon, considered by the scientific community to be the top water expert in the world, writes that the best drinking water contains a balance of essential minerals.
In his book The Water Puzzle and the Hexagonal Key, Jhon says that from a biological and medical point of view, de-mineralized water is simply not healthy to drink.
In fact, Japanese water experts consider de-mineralized water as “dead” water, while mineral-rich water is referred to as “living” water.
De-mineralized water is not found in nature. Nor does is promote growth or health of living organisms.
If your priority is health and wellness, your best drinking water will have at least the first three of the following qualities—and optimally, all six:
After many years of research and testing, I have found the type of water that best provides all of these qualities is alkaline, ionized water. It is produced by a home water filter system that sits on a counter top or is installed under the sink.
It is important to note that all alkaline water ionizers are NOT the same. Beware of marketing hype and misinformation online.
For more information, check out our Alkaline Water Ionizer - Reviews and Recommendations.
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