Types of Healthy Water (Which Is Best For Your Health?)

Best Water For Your Health

Water is vital for health, constitutes 60% + of the body and affects us fundamentally, ensuring our body functions properly down to the cellular level.

With so much of our health sustained by water, we have to ask: How do I know I get the best water to drink and nourish my body? How do I know which type of water is the best choice for my health, strength, and overall happiness?

Below is a list to help you make the best choice for your water.

What Are Your Water Options?

Tap Water

In Australia, tap water is generally safe to drink however, there are still several concerns that arise from contaminants, mainly from chemicals that lurk in the water supplies.

Of the hundreds of known contaminants, here are some of the main ones:

Arsenic, cadmium, chromium 6, chlorine and chloramines, trihalomethanes, nitrates, fluoride, heavy metals, microplastics, bacteria, lead, mercury, VOCs, pharmaceutical drugs, herbicides and pesticides.

Using a water filter is a simple and affordable way to remove contaminants from your tap water.

Find a water filter that suits you here.


Boiled Water

​​Boiling your water will kill most bacteria within a few minutes. This option is for you if you want to use your tap without the bacteria and don’t mind the additional boiling step while keeping up with your drinking demands. Most contaminants remain in the water after boiling, so if contaminant-free water is your goal, keep reading.


Bottled Water

Bottled water can be convenient for staying hydrated, especially while out and about.

However, not all bottled water is purified, and just because it says spring water, it may not be water collected from a spring. Various bottled water firms have admitted that, despite the label, their product is essentially filtered tap water.

The biggest concern with bottled water is its environmental impact.

A single-use plastic bottle takes 450 years to decompose. It also creates a new type of waste in the form of microplastics which litter the earth, the seas and the water you drink.

The recycling problem isn’t necessarily anybody's fault either; it’s just that unifying recycling efforts and managing the growing plastic waste is getting complicated as our communities evolve. That’s why we recommend trading single-use plastics for steel tumblers.

There are many who believe bottled water should be banned, this would make a big difference to the health of the planet. 


Distilled water

Distilled water is water in its purest form. No minerals, no bacteria, no dissolved solids.

It is also often referred to as demineralised or deionised water.

While you can drink it, it’s essential to know that because distilled water has no minerals, it can interfere with your body's ability to retain its minerals. This means when you drink distilled rather than mineral-rich water, the low mineral levels can cause tooth decay.

Suppose you’re not too concerned about the lack of minerals. In that case, you can still drink it, and distilled water lends itself well to use in cars, aquariums, car radiators, laboratories, specific medical applications, and household appliances.

Check out the Spring Flow Steam Distiller with High Grade Glass Jug and Spring Flow Steam Distiller with Plastic Jug

Hydrogen water

Hydrogen water is simply water with extra hydrogen added to it. The theory beind the concept is that hydrogen gas acts as an anti-inflammatory when it’s ingested. 

Hydrogen water's biggest benefit is the ability to provide you with more energy, slow the aging process, and improve muscle recovery. Overall, the benefits to health are enormous as your body turns into an anti-oxidant machine. 

One of the biggest reasons hydrogen water is so popular is because it enters the stomach lining immediately and begins protecting your cells against oxidative stress right away.

We highly recommend the Alkaway Ultrastream for creating delicious Hydrogen Water. 


Alkaline Water

Alkaline refers to the pH level of your water.

The standard pH scale ranges from 1 to 14 and 1pH is super acidic, and 14pH is very alkaline. Water must have a pH of at least 8 to be considered alkaline.

The smaller H2O clusters in Alkaline water allows for more efficient digestion, quicker hydration and enhanced energy from its oxygen-rich molecules!

You can create your own alkaline water at home with one of our Alkaline Water Filters. The Alkaway Ultrastream is a winner again for Alkaline Water.

Reverse Osmosis Water

RO Water is created when water is pushed through a semi-permeable membrane.

This process removes impurities, minerals and chemicals from the water to give you clean drinking water that tastes great.

The downside is that roughly half the water that goes through Reverse Osmosis is wasted. Once the water goes through all the stages of filtration, 50% of the water is disposed of down the drain, and 50% is sent to the faucet or a holding tank.

Because RO water is naturally acidic, many Reverse Osmosis Water Filters are equipped with a pH elevation or remineralisation process, and we highly recommend these rather than consuming acidic water.

Reverse Osmosis is for the person who requires the purest water possible. It is perfect for medical applications, appliances, laboratories, and aquariums.

Our Buyers Guide To Reverse Osmosis.

Top 2 Reverse Osmosis Units Recommended By The Team:

Aquasana OptimH2O Reverse Osmosis Water Filter 

HPF 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System with Alkaliser

Structured Water

Structured water (H302) is 10% denser than regular H2O and contains more oxygen. It is the most effective way to hydrate the body because it promotes intra-cellular hydration rather than extracellular hydration.

The more oxygenated water in the body, the more our cells are empowered to eliminate the free radicals created by stress and environmental and dietary toxins in our system.

Be sure to check out our collection of Structured Water Filters.


When drinking structured water, the body can use water for all its cells, tissues and organs. This means you will experience more energy, less illness and a life filled with more health, happiness and strength.

Structured water is also known as hexagonal, vortexed, EZ, and H302. H302 is referred to as the 4th phase of water because it is beyond liquid, solid and vapour.