PR for People Monthly September 2017 - Page 39

For your needs it depends on what you prefer. Pure water has a ph level of 7. Alkaline water has a higher ph of 8 or 9. Some experts say that this type of water diminishes the acidosis in the body. There is no proof that it does but because it contains minerals that can accumulate in the body, someone with kidney disease might not want to drink it. Athletes, however, are looking to stay hydrated in their cardiovascular system, or are looking to decrease urine output and blood osmolality. High plasma osmolality is associated with stroke. A diet high in fresh vegetables will result in high alkalinity gradually.

So to sum it up, it appears that water high in minerals contains electrolytes that aid our body in every aspect, and also to obtain the water from an artesian well is far better than other processed sources. Now it comes down to taste. Here are some of the finest waters in the world. It really boils down to taste. Have a water tasting event onboard so that the crew can find a water that suits them and have plenty of varied water onboard for the owners and guests so that they have a choice.

Fiji Water is found in every store all over the world. Who doesn’t drink this bottled water? It has electrolytes in it to start. It is tropical rain that is filtered in artisanal wells made of volcanic rock, deep beneath the surface which is sheltered from outside interference. It is bottled at the source and is never touched by human hands.

Sole, found at the base of the Italian Alps in Nouvlento, is low in sodium and founded in 1896.

Vittel, hailing from the same named thermal spa town in France, Vittel, is the official water of the tour de France, and a favorite among athletes. It is reported to be a mineral rich water due to the rock strata and sandstone the spring flows over.

Waianae: the name is Hawaiian. This water hails from the snow capped peaks of Mauna Loa which runs over lava rock, full of electrolytes, is alkaline, giving it the sweet ending taste. The makers donate a large amount to third world developing countries to make sure the rest of the world has clean drinking water. Impressive.

Acqua Smerladina has been accused of making the people of the island of Sardinia live to well over 100 years of age. Contains trace minerals and elements and is artesian water that flows over granite.

Berg harvested from what the name implies, icebergs, off Newfoundland and Canada provides some of the purest water found in bottled form. Its origins are over 15,000 years old.

Apollinaires is from Germany which has strict mineral water regulations. It comes from the volcanic Eifel region, giving it effervescence. Light airy, it is considered the king of table waters.

Hildon, from the UK, begins as rainwater that flows over the chalk hills in the Hampshire countryside, which acts as a filter and purifier. Low in sodium, with no chemical additives, it is highly prized for its purity.

American Summits, Wyoming based spring water, is never treated with chemicals and also flows overs granite and metamorphic rock, giving it trace elements which replace the body’s lost minerals. Comes in 100% recycled bottles.

Finally, Saint Geron, “the queen” of bottled waters, which has taken over 1100 years of natural filtration in the making. It is very rich in calcium and magnesium.

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