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4 Best Types of Water to Drink for Taste and Hydration

Explore the best types of water to drink. Tasty options for optimum hydration and well-being!

Maria is a passionate healthcare professional.
By Maria J Baez Calderon
Lucia Gcingca
Edited by Lucia Gcingca

Updated May 8, 2024.

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Water, the elixir of life, not only sustains us. It also gives us refreshments to help us get through our daily routines. Some types of water are healthier than others, with their unique flavors. So, the answer to "What is the best-tasting water?" lies in one's taste preferences as it varies from person to person.

We've compiled a list of the tastiest types of water to drink. Plunging into the depths to find the healthiest options for your optimum hydration.

What Impacts How Different Types of Water Taste

Water can taste salty, bitter, or even metallic, depending on its mineral composition. The following sources also affect water taste and odor:

  • Pollution
  • Treatment processes
  • Microbial metabolism

» Learn how to choose the healthiest type of water to drink

Best Types of Water to Drink

Here are the best-tasting water types for ideal hydration:

  1. Structured Water
  2. Mineral Water
  3. Coconut Water
  4. Spring Water

Did you know?

One of the best-tasting water sources in the US is often attributed to Missouri due to its rigid cleanliness checks that are more frequent than regulation requires.

4 Types of Water to Drink for Taste and Health

1. Structured Water

Structured water—magnetized or hexagonal—is believed to possess a unique hexagonal cluster form. It is claimed to be healthier than regular tap or filtered water as it is chemical-free.

This type of water is thought to be naturally present in untouched sources such as mountain springs and glacier melt and offers a crisp, smooth taste. It also provides a wide range of health benefits, including:

  • Increased energy
  • Better cellular hydration
  • Support for weight loss
  • Better sleep
  • Immune system support
  • Detoxification
  • Improved mineral and nutrient absorption

There are other ways to create structured water, such as vortexing, exposure to ultraviolet or infrared light, utilizing natural energy sources such as sunlight, and using gemstone water bottles.

Did you know?

Vortexing water is one of the most accessible methods to access structured water at home. A good option is the MAYU Swirl, which converts tap water to crisp natural water.

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2. Mineral Water

Mineral water, sourced from natural springs, contains essential minerals, added salts, and aerating with gases (like carbon dioxide or hydrogen sulfide). It typically has a unique "earthy" flavor.

However, taste perception is subjective, varying among individuals due to factors like:

  • Mineral content, which can affect the saltiness or sweetness
  • pH level
  • Source
  • Filtration process, often including salt and mineral additions

Mineral water can offer potential health benefits, including heart health, blood pressure regulation, and constipation relief. Nevertheless, excessive consumption of highly carbonated mineral water, even if it's the best-tasting sparkling water you've ever had, can cause an upset stomach. Excessive water intake may lead to water intoxication due to variations in mineral and gas content.

» Find which quenches thirst better: Mineral water vs packaged drinking water

3. Coconut Water

Coconut water, found naturally inside young coconuts, is high in electrolyte content, including potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. It is a natural alternative to sports drinks, rehydrating and replenishing electrolytes after physical activity.

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Low in calories and added sugar, it's a healthy option for calorie-conscious individuals. Besides being a refreshing beverage, coconut water is used in various culinary recipes, smoothies, and cocktails. Whether consumed straight from the coconut or in packaged bottles and cans, coconut water offers a delightful and health-conscious experience.

If you want to try the best-tasting coconut water, Zico Natural Coconut Water is recommended due to its all-natural composition, cholesterol-free content, and wellness promotion.

» Discover the best types of water to drink to recover from dehydration

4. Spring Water

To enjoy the best-tasting spring water, the source is typically underground natural springs and borehole tapping from an underground source. This usually contains traces of minerals like magnesium, calcium, and sodium.

Access to pure, mineral-rich drinking water is crucial for your overall well-being. It typically has a smooth, sweet taste—playing a vital role in maintaining your health by supporting:

  • Purification
  • Toxin elimination
  • Organ functions
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Fiji water is considered one of the best spring waters globally. Its purity results from single-source natural filtration through volcanic rock, enriching it with natural electrolytes and minerals, such as silica, calcium, and magnesium, resulting in a delightful taste. But the daily cost can get hefty.

» Looking for more information? Check out alternatives to reverse osmosis for better-tasting water

Purely Delicious Hydration

Each type offers distinctive characteristics, from the unique hexagonal cluster of structured water to mineral water's flavors and potential health benefits. When you have more information, choosing a water type that suits your needs, preferences, and budget is more manageable.

Note: Regardless of which one of the types we've discussed you choose, hydration is essential for overall health and wellness as it can help prevent exhaustion, migraines, and more.

Swirl Your Way to The Best Type of Water to Drink

And with Mayu Water's MAYU Swirl—an aerated carafe—you can enjoy the best water taste enhancer and filter without large costs frequently. The Mayu Swirl turns regular tap water into pure water in an easy-to-use way.

And for extra benefit, you can try MAYU Water's Electrolyte Drops. So why not take the steps to enhance your hydration experience?