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    I'm curious if you drink mineral water, and which you prefer still or sparkling? My tap water here is not drinkable, and so I buy bottled water (in glass bottles) though as far as I can tell it has been completely stripped of any mineral content. It is 'dead' water. So, I buy imported mineral water from Italy or France. It's not cheap, but I don't mind if it's doing me some good. The thing is... is it?

    I tend to drink sparkling with a dash of fresh lime or lemon. It feels like more of a 'treat' than still water. However, I'm concerned about the amount of carbonation - is it OK to drink it all day every day, or should it be treated as a 'treat'.

    I started buying 'Voss' water - got seduced by the sexy bottle and the clean Norwegian water taste. On reading the website though, it looks like it doesn't have a high mineral content and has added sodium-bicarb for fizz! (I may as well be drinking tap water, no?)

    I now prefer Gerolstein, Perrier, St. Bernadetto, or San Peligrino. I think all of them add 'added fizz' in various ways. But I believe that Gerolstein has the highest mineral content. So I've switched over to that now.

    Thoughts on mineral water?
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  • #2
    If I'm out working, then I usually get Perrier. It's easier to find at convenience stores all over the place.

    For home, I get the cheapo stuff, the 12-pack of Kroger brand sparkling seltzer water in 12oz cans.
    Durp.

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    • #3
      I think the mineral content is insignificant for the amount of money. I'd rather buy supplements. Tap for me all the way.
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      • #4
        I mostly drink unsweetened tea these days. If I am out I might get a bottle of sparkling water, but I don't worry about getting any sort of "premium" brand.
        "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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        • #5
          I like Pelegrino with a squeeze of lime.

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          • #6
            Any brand of sparkling....with a chunk of lime in it...

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            • #7
              Find a local well or artesian spring!
              Crohn's, doing SCD

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              • #8
                Gotta have fizz or I start craving the soda. I will drink tap with various citrus pieces in the middle of summer but the rest of the time I get Perrier.

                If you can swing Costco they have flats of 17 oz bottles. That cuts costs quite a bit for me. My co-op carries Crystal Geyser brand fizzy water that is really good too. Might check the mineral content on that.

                I also like unsweetened teas (black or green none of that fruity nonsense). But when I'm truly thirsty tea doesn't cut it. Plus I have a tendency to add sugar to tea... something I've never done to Perrier.

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                • #9
                  Not a fan of sparkling water (though I do like flavored seltzer). I drink water through the filter in the my fridge or otherwise a Brita filter.
                  Yes, the real Dirk.

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                  • #10
                    For those interested in REAL quality water...

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                    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                    • #11
                      I drink them with baking soda. Carbon dioxide is my friend.
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                      • #12
                        Costco - I buy cases upon cases of San Pellegrino. Even though my tap water is totally drinkable. And my work water is reverse osmosis-ed. Tehe.
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