Congratulations to our winners Jake, Cortney, and Darla! You will be receiving some Mountain Valley Spring water varieties to try for yourselves!
My Water Wellness Journey:
I’ve been an athlete and involved in fitness my whole life, therefore understanding the importance of hydration has always been a priority. The problem is, most of the advice I received on the topic was usually, “drink lots of water”, and ended at that.
As I started to pay more attention to the sources of water available, I became increasingly aware of the questionable quality of our tap water in almost every city, state, and county, across the country. The debate about the levels of chemicals, and presence of prescription drugs found in our drinking water, is a constant one.
Bottled water seems like the logical solution.
My passion for health and fitness broadened at an early age, soaking in everything I could about alternative medicine and healing therapies. It was not long before I discovered information on the science of PH balance, and how it relates to health.
How do we combat the “acidic lifestyle” of modern times besides eating a healthy diet? The health food industry answered this question by creating the new phenomenon of “alkaline” water. This is water that has been manipulated to a higher PH than our blood’s slightly alkaline PH of 7.35-7.45. Sometimes formulated to a PH of 9.8 or higher, consuming alkaline water seems like a perfect solution.
But should you really be consuming that extreme alkalinity on a regular basis?
As I continued my research on this topic, I found that “living” water naturally contains an alkaline PH, and is full of life in the form of ionized minerals. I also learned that REAL living water does not come from a machine; it comes from springs (aquifers) far below the earth’s surface.
Seems easy enough, right? Every grocery store has “spring” water. The problem is that not all spring waters are the same. In fact, many spring waters may not even come from a natural spring, and those that do undergo processing which causes the natural PH to become more acidic, and also takes out the inherent living vitality that is so beneficial to our health.
The one thing that almost all water that you purchase has in common is that it is sold in plastic bottles. You can read our blog post on the issues related to plastic water bottles here.
Find REAL spring water. You can Google spring water and find maps in every state of the US where you can bathe, drink, and bottle spring water at little to no charge. But most of us living our busy, modern, fast-paced, urban lifestyles, can’t or won’t take the time to do this.
Solution: Mountain Valley Spring Water. Why?
- Water from a deep aquifer in the earth – REAL spring water
- Pure (you can find up to date water analysis on their website)
- Naturally higher in PH 7.8 (find the full mineral breakdown on their website)
- Very little processing, the integrity of the water is maintained. The addition of ozone during bottling ensures purity.
- Glass bottles
- Tastes great
All of these things are so important to me and my family, that we have the 5 gallon glass bottles delivered to our home. We use the water for drinking and some cooking.
We had the chance to do a little sampling of the sparkling varieties at a recent dinner party. They were a hit! Mountain Valley Spring Water would like to give you a chance to try their water! Just leave a comment below telling us why you would like to try them. Winners will be chosen and sent a sampling of the varieties that Mountain Valley Spring Water has to offer!