Water which is considered life saving essential liquid has many types. Water can be classified in to six different types which have different qualities. Is sparkling water has something to do with sparkling wine? What is mineral water? Is RO water same as distilled water?  Is flavored water healthy? There are so many questions that haunt us when we come across these various types of water in our day today life. Here is an attempt by me to clear some of the doubts around the water we drink on various occasions.

Tonic Water

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Tonic water (or Indian tonic water) is a carbonated (water into which carbon dioxide gas under pressure has been dissolved) soft drink in which quinine is dissolved. Originally used as a preventive medicine against malaria, tonic water usually now has a significantly lower quinine content and is consumed for its distinctive bitter flavor. It is often used in mixed drinks, particularly in gin and tonic.

Infused Water

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Infused water is also known as detox water, it is one of the most popular drinks these days. Infused water Also known as detox water, fruit flavored water, or fruit infused water; infused water can generally be any combination of fruits, vegetables, and herbs immersed in cold water. water. It not only tastes delicious but is also super healthy and is said to detoxify the body and aid weight loss.

Sparkling Water

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Sparkling water (also known as club soda, soda water, sparkling water, seltzer water, “bubbly water” or fizzy water) is a type of mineral water which has dissolved gases in natural form. But those manufactured artificially are basically carbonated water, but healthier because they do not have added sugar. Sparkling water is water into which carbon dioxide gas under pressure has been dissolved. … Most carbonated water is sold in ready to drink bottles as mineral water and carbonated beverages such as soft drinks.

RO Water

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RO or Reverse Osmosis as it is called uses high pressure to force water through a semi permeable membrane. It removes some dissolved salts, organics, bacteria and pathogens. However as the RO membrane ages in the filter it cannot be relied on removing all types of germs, especially viruses.

Mineral Water

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Mineral water is water from a mineral spring that contains various minerals, such as salts and sulfur compounds. Mineral water may be fizzy (i.e., “sparkling”) due to contained gases.

Traditionally, mineral waters were used or consumed at their spring sources, often referred to as “taking the waters” or “taking the cure,” at places such as spas, baths, or wells. The term spa was used for a place where the water was consumed and bathed in; bath where the water was used primarily for bathing, therapeutics, or recreation; and well where the water was to be consumed.

Today, it is far more common for mineral water to be bottled at the source for distributed consumption. Travelling to the mineral water site for direct access to the water is now uncommon, and in many cases not possible because of exclusive commercial ownership rights. There are more than 3,000 brands of mineral water commercially available worldwide.

Distilled Water

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It is the purest form of water (99.9%) and is obtained by the process of distillation i.e evaporating water to leave the contaminants behind. It is free from germs but also has no healthy dissolved salts.

 

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