WATER, WATER AND MORE WATER


Do you love water or can you relate when I say I only tolerate it because it's healthy and I have too??


I know a lot of people don't have a problem drinking water and yes I've heard many times that water is water, there is no difference  To me there is and I know I can't be the only one who is picky.  I used to love water when I was younger. I remember as a little girl that we just filled up a pitcher with tap water and put it in the fridge till it was cold and that's what we drank. Nowadays the water from the tap taste funky and I'm on a quest to find a water that taste good enough to drink.

WATER 101

Not all waters are created equal. The seemingly endless sea of labels and brands on the market often makes it difficult to determine which are best. Many water drinkers incorrectly assume a bottle of purified water from a major soft drink company to be spring water sourced from a protected mountain valley in a land far, far away. To the contrary, many contain nothing more than filtered water from a municipal supply.

NATURAL SPRING WATER

Spring Water is widely recognized as the product of choice for the discerning and the thirsty. To carry the title of Natural Spring Water, the water must be derived from an underground formation and, from there, flow naturally to the surface of the earth. Spring water must be collected only at the spring or through a shaft, which taps the underground formation.

PURIFIED WATER


Water that is processed by means of distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or any other recognized method meeting the definition of purified water in the United States.

MINERAL WATER

Distinguished from other types of bottled water by its constant level and relative proportions of minerals and trace elements at the point of emergence from the source. No minerals can be added to this product.

ARTESIAN WATER

Bottled water from a well or spring that taps a confined, water-bearing underground layer of rock or sand, called an aquifer, in which the water level stands above the top of the aquifer.

WELL WATER

Bottled water from a hole that has been bored, drilled or otherwise constructed in the ground, which taps a water aquifer.

SPARKLING WATER

Water that after treatment or possible replacement with carbon dioxide, contains the same amount of carbon dioxide that it had as it emerged from the source. Sparkling bottled waters may be labeled as sparkling drinking water, sparkling spring water or sparkling mineral water.

Lately when I go the the store I grab a few bottles of every kind of water I see to take home and try. So far I can say I have 3 brands that I find more tolerable than others and then there are 3-4 brands that I know I will never buy again. So here are my ratings on waters
1-8

  
Rating: ****
This one has to be my favorite of all the waters. The average cost for this brand is $1.00-&1.50 a bottle and I have yet to find a store that you can buy it by the case so I just get a couple bottles at a time.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1L
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0,Calories from Fat 0% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0 g 0 %,Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Trans Fat 0 g,Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g,Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 10 mg 1 %,Potassium 0 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate < 1 g 0 %,Dietary Fiber 0 g 0 %
Sugars 0 g,Other Carbs 0 g
Protein < 1 g 0 %,Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %,Calcium 6 %
Iron 0 %,Vitamin D 0 %
Vitamin E 0 %,Vitamin K 0 %
Thiamin 0 %,Riboflavin 0 %
Niacin 0 %,Vitamin B6 0 %
Folic Acid 0 %,Vitamin B12 0 %
Biotin 0 %,Pantothenic Acid 0 %
Phosphorus 0 %,Iodine 0 %
Magnesium 0 %,Zinc 0 %
Selenium 0 %,Copper 0 %
Manganese 0 %,Chromium 0 %
Molybdenum 0 %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



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NESTLE PURE LIFE-Purified water
Rating: ***1/2
Another great tasting water. Not to expensive and is avalible to by in the 34pack at walmart or I bought a 24pk from Lowes foods for $3.99

Nutrition Facts 
Serving Size 8 Oz
Servings Per Container 2.5
Amount Per Serving

Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 G 0
Sodium 0 Mg 0
Total Carbohydrate 0 G 0
Protein 0 G
Information is currently not available for this nutrient.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:**

** Percent Daily Values listed below are intended for adults and children over 4 years of age. Foods represented or purported to be for use by infants, children less than 4 years of age, pregnant women, or lactating women shall use the RDI's that are specified for the intended group provided by the FDA.
Calories:2,0002,500Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat. Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Potassium 3500mg 3500mg
Total Carbohydrate 300mg 375mg
Dietary Fiber 25mg 30mg


Calories per gram:

Fat 9·Carbohydrate 4·Protein 4
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AQUAFINA-pure bottled water
Rating: ****
PepsiCo Inc. produces three types of Aquafina water: pure water, Aquafina FlavorSplash and Aquafina Sparkling. Aquafina pure water originates from public water sources and goes through a seven-step purification process. Aquafina FlavorSplash comes in six flavors: Grape, Wild Berry, Strawberry Kiwi, Raspberry, Lemon and Peach Mango. Aquafina Sparkling is a carbonated water beverage with fruit flavor. It comes in Berry Burst or Citrus Twist. Personally I prefer the pure water to the other types. Which I buy by the 24pk

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8 fl oz (240ml)

Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 0Calories 0

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Other Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 0g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 0% Iron 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Glaceau Smart Water-Distilled water
Rating: ***
Glaceau Smart water is said to be a sister product of Vitamin Water. After the water is distilled, a balance of Magnesium, Potassium, and Calcium is introduced adding electrolytes. I believe I love the bottle more than I do the actual water. Can be bought in 6pk, I love the closing spout top,Taste is not my favorite but is drinkable

Nutrition Facts
Glaceau - Smartwater

Calories 0 Sodium 0 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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EVIAN-Natural Spring water
Rating: **
The first word that comes to mind when describing this water is think. I don't understand but I really do not care for it at all. I mainly chose to try this water because of all the publicity it gets on tv. 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (12oz)

Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 0Calories 0

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Other Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 0g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 0% Iron 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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DASANI-Purified Water
Rating: **
Getting down to the waters that I don't care to try again. Dasani is yet another that is tolerable, meaning if I couldn't find my favorite brands I would but this but not in the case. Dasani is a Coca-Cola product which is marketed as "expertly designed water." The company produces their product by taking water from the local water supply, then filtering it to remove impurities. The water is then mixed with a blend of minerals. Water is essential to any healthy diet, but this product does not provide much in the way of nutritional value.


Nutrition Facts
Dasani - Purified Water

Servings:

Calories 0 Sodium 0 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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DEER PARK-Pure spring water
Rank: **
Yet another brand I don't care for and as for spring water I care for it the very least. I don't know what it is about the taste but it is one that this girl does not like. 

 Deer Park, is of the oldest and most well known brands of natural spring water in North America, it was originally founded on a natural spring located approximately 3,000 feet above sea level in the Appalachian Mountains, just outside the small town of Deer Park, Maryland. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 fl oz.
Servings Per Container: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0.0Calories from Fat 0
Total Calories 0Total Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value* (DV)Recommended DV
Total Fat 0.0 g0%65 g
Saturated Fat 0 g0%20 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%300 mg
Sodium 0 mg0%2,400 mg
Potassium 0 mg0%3,500 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g0%300 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g0%25 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily vailues may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.                       
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FIJI-Natural Artesian Water
Rating: *


This water is at the very bottom of my list for a good reason. YUCK!! I did not like it and really don't have anything positive to say about it.

Fiji water is an expensive alternative to tap water. Fiji water is artesian water sourced on the island of Fiji. Artesian water is defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as "water from a well tapping a confined aquifer in which the water level stands at some height above the top of the aquifer." Artesian water is not mineral water, however, and therefore must not meet the minimum 250 ppm concentration of designated "mineral water" in the U.S.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Servings Per Container: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0.0Calories from Fat 0
Total Calories 0Total Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value* (DV)Recommended DV
Total Fat 0.0 g0%65 g
Saturated Fat 0 g0%20 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%300 mg
Sodium 0 mg0%2,400 mg
Potassium 0 mg0%3,500 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g0%300 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g0%25 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A0.0%
Vitamin C0.0%
Calcium0.0%
Iron0.0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily vailues may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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**All opinions stated here are totally my opinion alone and not a fact when it comes to taste**

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7 comments:

Vicky Fida said...

I have never been a big water drinker but have become the past 2-3 years as part of a diet and a healthier lifestyle approach. I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. That is no problem in Athens, Greece as tap water is still good. There are also many spring and mineral waters to be found in Greece, too.

Summer Perdew said...

Tap water here is not so good it has a strong chlorine smell and just doesn't taste to good to me. I hope that when we do move the new place will have well water with a purifier on it. I am going to get used to drinking water all the time. I'm going to be having gastric bypass surgery within the next few months and will be on a liquid diet for a while.

Angie G. said...

I grew up in the country drinking well water, but we also had a fresh spring by our house that we would get water from once in awhile. I love both. I live in town now, but won't drink the tap water. I am your newest GFC follower, and found you via 'Welcome to Weekend Blog Hop'. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Angie G.
http://mycraftycollections.blogspot.com/

April S. said...

I agree that not all are the same - some you can definitely have an after-taste. We usually go with the PureLife or just generic distilled water from the store but my favorite water actually comes from our cabin in Northern Michigan. The sand content of the soil makes for a perfect natural filter - its the cleanest, coldest water from a tap. We try to remember to take empty jugs with us if we have the room so we can bring it home. :)

Melinda Cummings said...

DH thinks I am nuts b/c I won't drink certain types of water.

Dasani and Great Value (only the ones bottled in GA) are disgusting to me.

Melinda
www.TacticalHippie.com

Katherine Phillips said...

I agree there are different tastes of water. My favorite is nestle's bottled water.

MikiHope said...

If I had to pick a favorite it would be Poland Spring. I have to leave tap water sitting in the fridge before I can even go near it--if desperate I can drink any of the "waters" sold but really do not like them--Generally I add in 4 C mix to make the water taste good (4 C has 0 everything)

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