Sparkling or still? Mineral or Spring? Which should you drink?
How many times have we found ourselves standing in the supermarket, or sitting in a restaurant, presented with that choice: What’s the difference between all of this water?
Of course, we all know the key difference between sparkling and still – that being one is fizzy and the other one is not – but are there any hidden differences that you may like to know?
The same once again applies to mineral and still water; can we expect any certain benefits from drinking one or the other?
Once again, Total Soft Water is back, answering these all-important questions!
Sparkling or Still?
For all intents and purposes, still and sparkling water are the same – the only difference being the one we mentioned earlier.
The thing that pulls sparkling water ahead of still is a question of health, but this isn’t something that regular water can’t do.
Sparkling water is often used to fill in for the need for fizzy drinks, such as cola or lemonade. Drinking pure sparkling water without all of the sugar is much better for you, even helping to avoid tooth decay as a bonus
In some other cases, the carbonation in sparkling water has aided some people with digestion issues. Some studies have been done to confirm this.
At the very least you can make some small, yet effective changes by switching to sparkling water.
Mineral or Spring?
These two types of water seem like they would have a major difference, but really, they are almost one and the same. They have different names as the water is set into different groups. Allow us to explain.
Mineral water, much like spring water, comes from a known and named underground source of water; both of which are also required to be free from pollution. Neither are specifically treated in any way, with their chemical compositions being checked throughout the process.
Mineral waters are slightly more monitored, keeping up with calcium, magnesium, and potassium level specifically, due to the fact that this water is constantly flowing – picking up new minerals throughout the community waterways it passes through – spring water does not flow, meaning its chemical makeup is unlikely to change; it is still checked regardless, however.
It gets more interesting once we move onto a third category: Table water, sometimes also known as mountain water. This water is allowed to originate from any source, and mix with any other – this often leads to hitting being much more heavily treated than mineral and spring water.
Additional minerals can also be added to table water during the treatment process. This is to bring it more in line with water standards. In some cases, if the water is being used to send to other countries and purity is being valued above most else, the water can get its name changed to “prepared water’.
Of course, you don’t need to worry about too much of this with our water filters; that way, you can get fresh and clear water, just by turning your tap on! Give us a call on 01462 455772, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about getting better water throughout your home!