What kind of water should you drink every day? Tap vs. Distilled vs. Filtered
The most fundamental way to optimize your health would be to drink the proper amount of water.
The fact that most people need to drink more water is becoming a well-known concept. Every cell in your body needs water to carry out its functions.
However, while knowing that properly hydrating throughout the day is a step in the right direction, the type of water we are drinking is the next thing we need to think about. We will briefly go over the differences between some of the options out there: tap, distilled, and filtered water.
“We have great public water!” This is a common statement we commonly hear our parents or grandparents make about the water supply nearby. (If not, then your tap water is probably REALLY bad!) Unfortunately, between the “safe” amounts of certain chemicals and the increasingly outdated plumbing system it’s harder to tell what is safe and what isn’t. There are a few things found in common tap water that are, to us, no-no’s when thinking about what you put in your body daily.
Here are some of the commonly found items in the tap water found in the U.S.: fluoride, lead, chlorine & chloramine, pesticides & herbicides, pathogens, pharmaceuticals and others.
Instead of reading this list and fearing the water you are provided, feel empowered to make a choice about what type of water you consume. We in the U.S. are definitely fortunate enough to have access to water that we take for granted.
Distilled water uses a process of heating water to its boiling point and then collecting the condensing vapors. This process leaves behind virtually all contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. It is a very effective way to clean water, which is why it is most commonly found in medical facilities and labs.
The fact that distilled water is free from basically all contaminants is great, but what this process also does is strip the water of all its natural minerals. Distilled water is never found in nature, and it is not the way our bodies were intended to consume water. Our cells need the minerals in our water to properly hydrate and take in the water we drink. If we only drank distilled water, our bodies would pull these minerals from other places in our bodies, like our bones, in order to function. So, if you drink distilled water it may be a good idea to find minerals to add to it if you don’t already supplement with the proper micronutrients for you.
Another factor in using distilled water is that it is relatively expensive to find home units that will yield a high volume of water. Most units are generally pretty bulky and, for a price that most people would be comfortable paying, not turning up enough water for the typical household.
This brings us to filtered water. This is a broad term and can apply to many different types of filtration systems. Filtered water is achieved by passing water through layers of different types of filters to clean it. One of the most popularized systems is Reverse Osmosis systems. These systems are effective at providing water free of virtually all contaminants. However, the drawback with them is that they are extremely inefficient. They are usually at best 20-25% efficient. So, at best, for every gallon of clean water you get there are 3-4 gallons of wastewater flowing back into the water system with a higher concentration of pollutants.
Most at home options can range from small pitchers in your fridge or devices you can attach to your faucet, to higher grade systems that can be under the counter or whole home systems. These can range from very affordable to very expensive depending on the quality you are looking for. The caveat with filtration systems, just as distillation units is that they clean the water very well but most do not add back in the essential minerals needed. If you do choose an at home unit, we would recommend factoring in a way to mineralize your clean water.
For those who do not want to do the research and piece together all of those components, we did the work for you – plus even more ;). Our filtration system at the Waterbar is 9 different steps, 5 of which clean the water, 2 work to add minerals back in and balance the pH, and 2 work to transmute and charge the water. The whole process has the water travelling about 10 feet from start to finish, and some of the tanks exceed 5 feet in height.
So, on top the water being cleaned so well the vibe of our water is also enhanced. This last part is such a differentiator in the fact that science has proven that intentions, thoughts, and sound effect the physical structure of water. Japanese researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto has proven through the phenomenon of Hado that water is a carrier of information and this can be seen with the human eye in the right conditions. His website states, “The theory of Hado postulates that, since all phenomena is at heart resonating energy, by changing the vibration we change the substance.” All thoughts, feelings and words carry with them an energetic signature. Water can retain and “remember” these frequencies. To learn some more about how we enhance the vibration of our water check out our Water page.
In closing, we truly hope you become more conscious and aware of the type of water you are drinking. If you’re near Montclair, NJ stop by the Waterbar and taste the difference. Infusing your water with high vibe thoughts and feelings will always return the same love back to you when you drink it!