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Raw Water Trend – Is it Safe?

It seems that every year, a new water-related health craze emerges and spreads as quickly as wildfire. First it was lemon water, then came the coconut water diet craze, but this year’s trend may be the most controversial of them all: The raw water trend.

Raw water is water that is sourced from a spring and sold “as is” without any prior treatment or filtration. It’s marketed as being “loaded with minerals, naturally occurring probiotics, and electrolytes”. It’s usually sold in glass containers called orbs that vary in size from 2.5-gallon orbs to 5-gallon orbs.

Health experts, however, warn against this trend arguing that drinking untreated water can put your health at risk.

So, should you forgo filtered tap water in exchange for raw water?

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5 Best Reasons to Filter Water At Home

Top Reasons to Drink Filtered Water

 

Not a big fan of bottled water or tap water? Here’s how you can ditch the cap in favour of the tap, and enjoy great-tasting drinking water straight from your kitchen tap without worrying about contaminants or bad tastes.

Unfortunately, bottled water is a huge strain on the environment, and comes at a significantly higher price than tap water. However, tap water may also not rank high among your preferences due to taste and odour issues, or even contamination issues.

In this context, filtering tap water is an easy solution to the environmental concerns associated with bottled water, and an equally simple way to improve the taste and odour of tap water, and remove any contaminants that may adversely affect your health.

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Is Mineral Water the Best Water to Drink?

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Mineral Water – Is It the Best?

Sparkling or still, mineral water is considered one of the healthiest waters to drink thanks to the many essential minerals it contains. Calcium, magnesium, iron, salts and trace amounts of other nutrients make mineral water stand out for its many health benefits.

Sourced from natural springs, mineral water is water is that is purified by nature to the point that it can be safely consumed without any extensive purification procedures. Bottled and sold as drinking water, mineral water is considered the best water to drink by many health enthusiasts.

Let’s see how mineral water compares to our all-time favourite drink – filtered water – and whether mineral water is the best water to drink?

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What is the Best Water to Drink?

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Best Water to Stay Hydrated

Each summer, hydration is a buzzword that you cannot escape. All health diets, public service announcements, online health magazines advocate for more water consumption, but few deal with the type of water you should be drinking. So, what is the best water to drink when there are so many variants to choose from – bottled, carbonated, tap, filtered or even more exotic options like coconut water?

In our quest to find the best water to drink, we are going to analyse the different options available to consumers and the pros and cons of each. We will start with the most obvious choice many of us make – bottled water.

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10 dreadly water borne diseases & best ways to protect yourself

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Apart from being a universal solvent, water is also a medium for the transmission of several infectious diseases. Water-borne diseases are more prevalent in under-developed or developing countries, where access to clean water is restricted due to scarcity, insufficient or improper water treatment solutions, and water pollution. Thus, water contaminated with pathogenic bacteria can lead to the spreading of a wide range of infectious diseases.

Despite the fact that stringent water treatment and water quality monitoring regulations in the United Kingdom significantly reduce the occurrence of infectious diseases transmitted through water, unfortunately, disease outbreaks due to pathogenic bacteria do occur in the UK as well. Therefore, it’s important to know which infectious diseases have serious implications for your health and how to avoid them.

Here are the most common infectious diseases that spread through water, and what you can do to protect yourself from these:

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