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Tap vs Bottled Water


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Tap Water vs Bottled Water Facts

We all know that our planet, body and even brain is about 75% water. The fact is that Water is essential to life on our planet. We particularly need fresh, non-sea water for our drinking, cooking and bathing purposes. Without proper water hydration in our bodies, we can’t perform at our peak levels, we look older, our skin becomes wrinkly and dry, we get dandruff and keep toxins inside of our body. Disease quickly follows.


You are an intelligent person and realize that you need clean pure drinking water for optimum wellness and performance. So which is best for you, Tap Water or Bottled Water? Well, the answer may surprise you: Neither!


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 Why You Should Avoid Bottled or Tap Water

Most bottled water is simply tap water, ran through a low end carbon filter similar to that of a Brita home filter. It helps it taste a little better, but has all the same harmful chemicals as the traditional tap water.  So, what’s in tap water (and bottled?)


  • Fluoride
  • Mercury
  • Heavy Metals
  • Radiation Particles
  • Bacteria
  • Brain Eating Amoeba
  • Pharmaceutical Products (flushed medications)
  • Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Antibacterial
  • Perfluorinated Compounds (Gender Bending Hormone Disrupters)
  • PCB’s (Plastic Compounds in Bottled Waters that are Gender Benders)


These are only some of the chemicals that have been found in most tap water and bottled water. Much is still unregulated, so you’re taking the word of the city/bottler that it is really “safe” for you. You and your family’s health is far too important for guesswork.


Why is Fluoride In Drinking Water?

Here’s what Science has to say about the Fluoride being put into your water:


There are warnings not to give your infants fluoridated water because it can kill them. What do you think it does to adults and animals? Poisons them slowly but surely! But it’s good for my teeth right? That’s what the “Dental Experts” have always said right? Fluoride is good for your teeth?


Don’t think so! Avoid it in your toothpaste too. You can find non-fluroridated toothpaste in some supermarkets now, online (in the previous link) and in Trader Joe’s Stores as well. People who use fluoride in their toothpaste have to visit their dentists a lot more, and pay them money for your pain. Are your kids getting cavities yet using this toothpaste?


I thought so! Ditch it now and let them keep their poison to themselves! I would also highly recommend that you fluoride free toothpaste and even baking soda instead, because they not only make your teeth celebrity white, but they also prevent gum disease, tooth decay, heart disease (yes heart disease is related to harmful tooth bacteria). This is the future of dentistry, no more expensive and painful drilling just to have root canals later. Not any more! For more information visit Holistic Dentistry.

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Tap vs Bottled vs Home Filters

Here are the Pro’s and Con’s of Tap Water, Bottled Water, Water Stores or Kiosks and Using a Home or Travel Water Filters.


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Tap Water

Tap water is the least expensive of all and some researchers say that it is no more harmful than bottled water for drinking purposes. But is that a true statement? Lets look at some of what is really in the tap water you may be drinking:

Pros of Tap Water

  • Least expensive source of water
  • Removes few harmful pathogens
  • Softens water – making it more alkaline
  • Balances PH level
  • Removes some contaminants


Cons of Tap Water:

  • Fluoride (dangerous chemical – leads to lethargy, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s, ALS, MS and tooth decay – you read this right!)
  • Chlorine (dangerous chemical – causes asthma, allergies, rashes and brain damage)
  • Pharmaceuticals (dangerous chemicals – depends on the drug in the water)
  • Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides (Kills cells bad and good – leads to digestion and brain problems)
  • Calcium (excess calcium leads to arthritis, atherosclerosis, tumors and osteoporosis)
  • Lead (dangerous heavy metal – poison to the nervous system)
  • Plastics (harmful chemicals in some plastics lead to cancer and tumors)
  • Bacteria (some bacteria are harmful and lead to illness)
  • Heavy Metals (brain and nervous system poisoning)
  • Tastes pretty bad in most areas
  • You still need a container to travel with


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Bottled Water

Bottled Water comes in many shapes, sizes, tastes and purity levels. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) warns about drinking most bottled water because of the fluoride still in it! Is it really better than tap water for drinking? Let’s look at the pro’s and con’s of most bottled water (they will all vary according to manufacturer):

Pros of Bottled Water:

  • Greater Filtration than tap water
  • More control over quality
  • Greater convenience – take it you anywhere
  • You can get it delivered
  • Taste is much better


Cons of Bottled Water:

  • Up to 500% more expensive
  • Same great chemicals as in tap water (lol)
  • Causes environmental damage due to processing and trucking of water
  • Added plastic molecules into the water
  • Leaves some pharmaceuticals
  • Leaves some heavy metals
  • Leaves some fluoride (unless it’s reverse osmosis)
  • Leaves some chlorine
  • Leaves some heavy metals
  • Removes some necessary minerals making it more acidic


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Water Store or Kiosk

Your local water store or roadside kiosk. Is their water any better than tap or bottled? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the water store:


Pros of the Water Store or Kiosk Systems:

  • Removes almost all pathogens
  • Removes almost all pharmaceuticals
  • Removes almost all pesticides
  • Removes almost all heavy metals
  • Removes almost all fluoride
  • Removes almost all chlorine
  • Tastes really good


Cons of Water Store or Kiosk Systems:

  • You have to travel to get it and bring your own bottle (Gas $$)
  • Can be inconvenient at times, as you are dependent on their hours
  • Quality levels vary, depending on filter checks and whether a kiosk or actual store
  • Can remove all minerals making it more acidic (some have alkalizing balancing)
  • In a Gas Shortage, you might not be able to get this (if you have no home filter, then you’re stuck!)


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Pitcher Water Filters

Brita, Pur, Mavea and other pitcher water filters require no installation. You just pour tap water into the top of a pitcher and water will be filtered by a carbon filter, which traps large particles from entering the drinking water. Does it really work to make safe clean drinking water? Well, Brita, Pur, and Mavea don’t remove much other than the odor of chlorine and some of larger particles. 


Pros of Brita Water

  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Traps large particles from entering drinking water
  • Filters some of the chlorine out of the water
  • Filters some of the calcium out of the water
  • Makes it taste a little better, but not much


Cons of Brita Water

  • Does not remove Fluoride
  • Does not remove heavy metals
  • Does not remove all toxins
  • Does not remove pharmaceuticals
  • Does not taste very good
  • You still need a container to travel with


If you’re going for a good portable water filter, here are the very best you can get:

  1. Berkey Water Filter (has fluoride filters to get all the nasties out, best value, lasts forever!)
  2. Clearly Filtered Water Pitcher (removes most of the fluoride and lots of other chemicals too)
  3. Aquasana Clean Water Machine (removes almost everything, except fluoride at this time)


For a complete breakdown of these types of filters visit Best Water Filter Pitchers


There is no better investment in your health than a high quality Home Water Filter that keeps the stuff that makes you sick out of your water, and leaves your water a healthy slightly alkaline pH balance. 



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Home Water Filters

Now let’s look at home filtration systems. An alkaline Water Ionizer is by far the best as it not oly purifies but also makes the water a high pH healthy and great tasting drinking water. Next is a Reverse Osmosis and then Distilled Water. Is it worth it to do it myself? Here are the pro’s and con’s of DIY home filtration systems for water purification:


Pros of Home Filtration Systems:

  • Removes pathogens
  • Removes pharmaceuticals
  • Removes pesticides
  • Removes heavy metals
  • Removes fluoride
  • Removes chlorine
  • Removes PVC and plastic molecules
  • Tastes really good


Cons of Home Filtration Systems:

  • More expensive at first (gets less expensive as you use it)
  • You still need a container to take it with you if you travel
  • Can remove all minerals making it more acidic (add Alkalizing Minerals afterward unless you’re using ionized water)


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Best Tap Water Filter

Get the best you can, and at the very least DO NOT DRINK THE TAP! Don’t let your local water district do it for you, if they start cutting their budgets, then it will get even worse. You don’t need to count on them! I’d recommend a commercial grade water purification system for your house if you really can.


If gas prices get too high you will be even smarter not having to go out to get your water. This is one of the best health decisions you could possibly make! You can also get some Adya Clarity or Liquid Zeolites and add them to your tap or bottled water to make it safer.

Hope this helps you make a better choice when it comes to you and your family’s health. For a complete home guide to Reverse Osmosis, Water Distillation, Water Ionizers and which is best for you, visit Best Water Filter.


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4 Responses to “Tap vs Bottled Water”
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  1. […] Bottled Water (varies by brand, usually still contains some fluoride, radiation and toxins) […]

  2. […] chlorine, radiation, pharmaceutical pill products, viruses, bacteria, and other harmful pathogens. Bottled Waters are better but still don’t have all the chemicals like fluoride removed. Fortunately the […]

  3. Yes, it’s very important to them! Not really good for people though, it is a poison that is extremely harmful to human health and will actually cause dental flurosis and damage your nervous system. It does make lots of money for the people who fund their research – the fluoride peddlers!

  4. Actually, the CDC thinks fluoride is important — that it’s good to have in water. See:

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