The Different Types of Drinking Water


You go to the supermarket and you see a whole shelf full of bottled water. “This all looks the same,” you think to yourself. But is it all the same? Surprisingly, they all have different properties. They might even taste differently due to the origin and how they are manufactured and processed. Here are some of the common types of water you see in the market:

Spring Water


Spring water is defined as water derived from an underground formation where the water naturally flows to the surface of Earth. Usually collected at the spring directly or through a bare hole tapping the underground formation. Since spring water may contain essential nutrients, they are sometimes linked to health and wellbeing.

Mineral Water

Slightly similar to spring water, it naturally contains, as the name suggests, natural minerals such as salt. Traditionally, mineral water is consumed or used at their spring sources.

Distilled Water

Distilled water is created through the process called distillation where the water has been boiled and then the steam is being condensed in a container. This process helps to kill any harmful bacteria or substances. Unfortunately, distillation might also strip off all the beneficial minerals too.

Sparkling Water


Known for its fizz, sparkling water contains carbon dioxide that has been dissolved creating carbonation or tiny bubbles. It has the same essential nutrients as mineral or spring water. Some people have a misconception that sparkling water is bed just like soda but it is as hydrating as other drinking water.




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