The Rising Trend of Purified Water
Reasons for the Surge in Demand:
Purity Over Other Waters
Quality Over Tap Water:
Understanding Purified Water
Origin and Processing
Popular Purified Water Brands
- Nestlé’s Pure Life Purified-Water
- Member’s Mark Purified Bottled Water
- LIFEWTR, Premium Purified Drinking Water
Note: Always check the price and reviews before purchasing.
Addressing the Chlorine Concern in Purified Water
- Chlorine effectively kills harmful bacteria.
Chlorine can also neutralize beneficial bacteria in our body, such as the digestive flora acidophilus.
Spring Water Demystified
Simple Definition: Spring water directly flows from a natural spring. It’s not equivalent to rainwater or river water.
- Natural source often means fewer initial contaminants.
Might undergo only light filtration, which may not remove all potential impurities.
Purified vs. Spring Water: The Face-Off
The Verdict: If purity is your ultimate aim, opt for purified drinking water.
Is Purified Water Safe for Consumption?
Absolutely! The term ‘purified’ indicates that the water has undergone some form of filtration. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to buy a bottle with a “purified” label. Installing a home water filter can offer the same quality.
Options include water filter pitchers, reverse osmosis machines, and dedicated countertop pitchers like the Berkey.
Note: While generally safe, always ensure the source water isn’t riddled with harmful chemicals that haven’t been adequately filtered.
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