Water is an essential part of our survival. One of the things we learned in science class is that the human body is comprised of 70% water. Health advisers tell us that drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day is good for our body. However, we must also be aware of the fact that aside from sustaining life, water can also take lives.

Insufficient water intake or consumption of contaminated water can cause illness, serious medical condition and even death. That is why it is important for us to make sure that we are drinking safe and clean water.

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For those who stay at home or in office places safe drinking water is always close at hand, tap water is generally considered as safe. But for people on the go, our next best option is to bring along bottled water wherever we go.

But what exactly is in our bottled waters? Here are some descriptions of common bottled water in the market today.

Purified Water or Distilled Water – this type of drinking water is commonly used in households or water stations in the office. It is simply treated water to remove bacteria or disease causing germs that may be lurking in your drinking water. The processes involved are reverse osmosis, deionization or distillation.

Spring Water – is water collected from a spring or through a borehole tapping the underground formation feeding the spring. Spring water has small amount s of small of natural minerals that nourishes our body.

Mineral Water – is probably the most complex bottled water, it is full of natural minerals which is highly beneficial for our health. There are some people who resort to drinking mineral water in lieu of food supplements.  Mineral water should contain a minimum of 250 parts per million of total dissolved solids in the water.