What are the types of bottled water?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies bottled water by its origin. Types of bottled water include:
  • Artesian well water. This water is collected from a well that taps an aquifer -- layer of porous rock, sand and earth that contain water.
  • Mineral water. This water comes from an underground source and contains at least 250 parts per million total dissolved solids which include minerals and trace elements.
  • Spring water. This water must be collected from a spring that flows naturally to the surface or through a borehole that taps the underground water source of the spring.
  • Some bottled water also comes from municipal water that is usually treated before it is bottled. Municipal water treated by reverse osmosis (to remove minerals), distillation or filtration may be labeled "purified water."

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Plenty of water in your diet helps digestion, skin, and muscle tone. It can help prevent cramping during exercise and even relive stress. Many times we are low on water - dehydrated, and don't realize it. Being dehydrated can mani...

fest with symptoms like fatigue and depression. In fact, by the time we are feeling thirsty, we're already slightly dehydrated. That's one reason that we hear the recommendation to drink eight standard glasses of water daily. Adequate water helps you digest food an helps your body get rid of wastes. Your kidneys need to process water for you to eliminate waste by urination, and getting enough water ensures that these wastes are diluted. Not getting enough water can encourage the formation of painful kidney stones.

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