The Difference Between Purified and Spring Water

The Difference Between Purified and Spring Water

Kaitlyn Wilburn, Writer

Have you ever wondered why some waters taste bad *cough cough* Aquafina, and why other waters taste significantly better? Well part of the reason is because some types of water, mostly purified waters, are more acidic due to how they are purified and what parts of the environment they come from. The main difference from purified and spring water is that purified water goes through reverse osmosis, distillation, and deionization. On the other hand, spring water is more natural and has most of the natural minerals that are good for you, rather than the purified water which has most of those minerals filtered out. A way that you can tell if the water you are drinking is acidic is by looking at its pH level. If the pH is less than 7 it is acidic, and if the pH is higher than 7 it is basic, or alkaline. Aquafina and Dasani, which are two very well known water brands, are acidic. There was also a study done on these water brands that show traces of microplastics in their water. The real danger to acidic water is if you drink it really often, because waters with a pH less than 6.5 can have traces of dangerous metals which if ingested too much can be very toxic. On the other hand, spring water has many benefits to drinking it. Some of the benefits being additional sources of oxygen, helps with digestion and weight maintenance, and it tastes great. 

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