We all know that drinking water is important. It’s an essential habit to have. Some have even gone as far as to set up alarms to remind them to drink water.
But did you know that not all drinking water is created equal?
Some types of drinking water are healthier than others. In fact, the “purest” water isn’t actually the one with the most health benefits. Continue reading to learn more.
Purified vs. Mineral, Which is the Healthier Water?
Purified water uses mechanical filtration processes to remove impurities that can cause harm when ingested. Impurities can be anything from viruses, bacteria, chemical pollutants, and minerals like lead and copper, which are extremely toxic to the body.
A lot of people purchase purified drinking water if they don’t have access to safe drinking water from their local water sources. They either buy bottled purified water or use an in-home water filter.
Distilled water is a type of purified water, it goes through the distillation process to remove contaminants and impurities. The process involves boiling water and collecting the steam which condenses back to water when it cools down. The water is exceptionally pure because it is used in medical facilities and typically drunk by immunocompromised individuals.
While this all sounds well and good, it does have some health drawbacks. During the purification process, beneficial minerals like calcium, sodium, and magnesium are filtered or distilled out of the water.
The decreased intake of essential micronutrients could have an impact on your health. Studies have shown a link between drinking water low in these beneficial minerals and an increased risk of fracture, preterm birth, and even heart disease.
Mineral water, on the other hand, has more nutritional content than purified water. The water can be sourced from natural underground water sources or made artificially by adding salts to distilled water - we don't recommend this one. Mineral content and levels may vary but it often contains calcium carbonate, magnesium sulfate, potassium, and sodium sulfate.
There are numerous health benefits linked to drinking mineral water as minerals are important to the function of many internal organs.
Drinking mineral water contributes to good heart health by lowering the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and raising the levels of good cholesterol (HDL). High levels of bad cholesterol increase your risk of heart disease and other potentially life-threatening heart conditions.
Mineral water also helps lower blood pressure. A study done on subjects who had borderline hypertension and low levels of calcium and magnesium was tasked to drink mineral water. After four weeks, there was a significant decrease in their blood pressure.
What is the Healthiest Water to Drink?
Healthy drinking water should not contain unhealthy contaminants or excess sweeteners. It shouldn't be artificially alkalinized or mineralized either.
Water should be free from any harmful contaminants that could be dangerous your health. Drinking flavored water can affect your blood sugar levels which can be dangerous for those suffering from diabetes.
Likewise, the alkalinity of water doesn’t have enough science to back up its health claims of neutralizing the acid levels of our body. The pH level of drinking water should be between 6.5 and 8.5. As a basis, pure water has a pH level of 7. If the pH of the water drops lower than 7, it’s considered “acidic” and if it’s higher than 7, it’s “alkaline.”
The healthiest water to drink would be mineral water, given you’re not suffering from any immunocompromising diseases or are advised by your doctor to drink a specific type of water.
To be more specific, hydrogen-rich mineral water like Susosu Water is rich in minerals and offers more benefits like anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It fights free radicals in your body and helps alleviate your body from the damage caused by everyday stressors.
Hydrogen-infused water can also increase one’s energy and productivity levels. It also improves muscle recovery after a workout. It promotes the healing and protection of cells too.
Drinking hydrogen water can greatly improve your overall physical well-being as well as promote better mental well-being.
Experience the benefits for yourself by trying Susosu Hydrogen Water today!