Benefits of Tap Water

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    Benefits of Tap Water


    What studies have shown that bottled water outperforms tap water or tap water actually outperforms bottled water.

    I've read stuff that says bottled water sucks and I've read stuff that says it doesn't matter.

    What's the final verdict? Tap or bottled.


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    Quality bottled water, tap water and some bottled water are not ph balanced.
    Some examples of good bottled water are evian and panna although expensive.
    There is a very popular cheap bottled water in Australia which is very low in mineral content, which is bad because that means a low PH especially when exposed to air.

    After a couple of blood test results which showed metabolic acidosis, I got some ph sticks and checked my urine ph after drinking diffrent brands of bottled water, panna came out the best and the cheap bottled water was just shocking.

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    Well, if you think about it for a sec: Bottle water is regulated by the FDA which we know runs less than stellar and tap water is regulated by the EPA which has more strict standards.

    Sometimes some bottled water companies or water in jugs will cleverly put that it is from 'Kansas Municipal Water' or something to that degree which is essentially pulling a fast one.

    The tap water should be pure enough granted you don't live near a steel mill, nuclear plant, etc.

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    Impossible to compare given that there are tens of thousands of independent water companies in the US alone all pumping out different qualities of water.

    Here in my small mountain town..our water rocks. When I lived in Phoenix..blah. I could hardly force myself to drink a half gallon per day.

    FYI..studies show that populations drinking "hard water" live longer than populations drinking soft or nuetral water.

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    What's a good amount of minerals in the water? I've also read high mineral water is better for you. The bottled water I have now is 350ppm mineral salts.

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    dont go by ppm, that could be stuff you dont want too much of like sulphate or nitrate.

    The water I drink(Panna) has
    bicarbonate 108mg/l
    calcium 33mg/l
    chloride 9mg/l
    magnesium 6.7mg/l


    The thing I love about hard water is it goes good with food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    Impossible to compare given that there are tens of thousands of independent water companies in the US alone all pumping out different qualities of water.

    Here in my small mountain town..our water rocks. When I lived in Phoenix..blah. I could hardly force myself to drink a half gallon per day.

    FYI..studies show that populations drinking "hard water" live longer than populations drinking soft or nuetral water.
    It definatly depends on where you live, in my city, the tap water turns a new shower curtain orange in a few weeks,

    And keep in mind, many communities add too much chlorine and flouride to the tap water, if your an average person, maybe drinking 8oz of water a day(the rest being pop or liquor), it probaly does not matter; if your drinking 1-2 gallons per day like a bodybuilder should, week after week, year after year, well, you get the idea.

    I buy 15 gallons of good spring water per week, not expensive, no chemicals.

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    about buying water, i always buy water that the PH is higher than 7.0. Any ph less than that i won't buy it. PH7.0 is pure water and ph higher than that is alkaline water. Ph lower than 7.0 is acidic.

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    a lot of stomach bugs come from drinking tap water in europe, it can also contain traces of lead depending on the type of pipes used

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