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Water Healthiness

Can someone advice or correct or add further knowledge to my question please.
So Tap water has chemicals in them but depending the area you live in.. the content varys.  So I have mixed information regarding tap water 
1. The chemical in tap water are actually beneficial ? If not does simply boiling water remove all the nasties or would you have to filter the water and this brings me to my next point .. would over time the system or taps silver crumble into are drinking water ?
Soo another thing.. are bottle waters just water filled from taps or are they actually all different in what lake they come from and how much they purify it ... Reason I ask ... There so many different types of waters out there each one or majority of them state there from x or y or they have extra added minerals etc ... Is there such thing as healthiest water ? 

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  • DebranDebran Forumite
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    Just drink what comes out of the tap.  It's cheap compared to bottled water and it's safe.   
    You can get information if you look up the Drinking Water Inspectorate.  Your local water supply website is another place to have a read at.
  • LightKnowLightKnow Forumite
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    @Debran , I wasn't aware there was such site 😅 it has quite the information. Thank you for this

    @Grumpy_chap don't worry about boring me, I actually enjoyed reading that.. I must say.. am glad I asked, 
    I been curious about water benefits and how theres "types" in a sense... Honestly I was browsing supermarket... I seen water with Cbd , water with added electrodes, waters with higher calcium etc.. so my brain got interested 🤣
  • MrsStepfordMrsStepford Forumite
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    Our tap water is spring water. The water company has to add chlorine by law, ( supoosedly stops bacteria build up when it's languishing in pipes) and nothing else. It comes from a spring at the base of the North Downs so it's very chalky. It's a constant battle to stop chalk deposits forming in the loo. Not good for taps,kettle, central heating and washing machine either. Plus side, it contains calcium and it should have less run-off of fertilisers than water supplied from an open resevoir.

    I drink cold Evian, because it has a softer taste, neutral pH and because I started drinking it aged eleven on a school trip to France, so it has memories for me. The 500ml bottles are portable so pre-Covid, they were really handy, to shove in the 12v cooler in the car. 

    My husband prefers Badoit, which is naturally carbonated but difficult to get hold of and expensive eg cheapest on Amazon is over £13 for 6 litres. It isn't  officilly sold in UK by Badoit since 2019 French fizzy water brand Badoit is no longer on sale in UK | Daily Mail Online 

    I found this Polish sparkling water Muszynianka on sale at Sainsbury's £1.20 for 1.5L Muszynianka Green Still Water 1.5L | Sainsbury's (sainsburys.co.uk) Much cheaper, different taste but he likes that as well, thankfully. 

    Australia DOESN'T have a deal with the EU. 
  • Spoonie_TurtleSpoonie_Turtle Forumite
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    Biil said:
    @Debran , I wasn't aware there was such site 😅 it has quite the information. Thank you for this

    @Grumpy_chap don't worry about boring me, I actually enjoyed reading that.. I must say.. am glad I asked, 
    I been curious about water benefits and how theres "types" in a sense... Honestly I was browsing supermarket... I seen water with Cbd , water with added electrodes, waters with higher calcium etc.. so my brain got interested 🤣
    Marketing, in other words!  Water with electrolytes can be great if you're exercising a lot and sweating buckets, or if you're really ill and can't keep food down, but for normal everyday water drinking just plain tap water is fine.  The only reasons for most people to be looking elsewhere are convenience (if you need to buy a bottle whilst out and about) or taste, if you don't like the taste of your tap water. 

    [Some people with extreme chemical sensitivity genuinely react to their tap water, but chances are they also react to certain bottled water and not others - that kind of chemical sensitivity impacts your whole life and not just what water you drink!]
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    coffeehoundcoffeehound Forumite
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    edited 11 June at 6:45PM
    The best tap water I ever tasted was in south Birmingham.  Later found out it is because the water is piped in directly from the Welsh valleys
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    The best tap water I ever tasted was in south Birmingham.  Later found out it is because the water is piped in directly from the Welsh valleys


    try our water here in Wales. 
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  • LightKnowLightKnow Forumite
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    Is it a myth or actual fact , once you had food you should wait 30min before drinking water ?  And I heard and read two separate things... Drinking cold water speed up stomach metabolism because it's works harder  or if you drink cold water it slows  food breaking down , leaving fat behind?

  • marylusa76marylusa76 Forumite
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    I don't think so
  • MrsStepfordMrsStepford Forumite
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    Instead of drinking water with electrolytes, you can add pink Himalayan salt. Doesn't need to taste salty. 
    Australia DOESN'T have a deal with the EU. 
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