Water is essential for every cell, tissue and organ in your body. It is a detoxifier, hydrator and distributes nutrients. The recommended intake is 90-125 ounces daily.

But, which type of water is best? Tap? Bottled? Fridge? Spring? Distilled? Or Akaline?

What is alkaline water, you ask?

The alkaline is the pH level. There is a range of 0-14. 0 is very acidic and 14 is very alkaline.

The ideal pH for our bodies is slightly alkaline: 7.30 to 7.45.

We can achieve homeostasis by consuming the right foods. But, sometimes this may be difficult due to the quality of food sources. Or if you have a high protein diet, which is acidic. So, the easiest way to get back to slightly alkaline, is to consume alkaline water.

Ozarka water was a staple in our house. But, I won’t buy another bottle of Ozarka water again. I foolishly thought bottled spring water was healthy and alkaline, unfortunately I was wrong.

I conducted a small experiment using, tap water, bottle water, refrigerator, and an Opti Filter. Here are the results I observed.

The Alkaline

Range of 7.5 – 10 pH

The best was the Opti Water Filter and is my primary recommendation. The filters are coconut carbon and remove 99.9% of contaminants. While also alkalizing your tap water and reducing waste in the landfills. It can be found via Amazon for about $105. The filter lasts for about 4 months. Get yours here.

The bottled waters that I recommend are, from highest to lowest pH:

  1. Opti Filtered tap water
  2. Alkaline 88
  3. Kirkland Alkaline
  4. Evamor
  5. Crazy Water
  6. Filtered Fridge tap water
  7. Evian


The Neutral

From most alkaline to most acidic

  1. Evian
  2. SmartWater
  3. Poland


The Acidic

Sadly, these are popular bottled waters that are highly consumed.

From most to least acidic:

  1. Dasani
  2. Ozarka
  3. Voss
  4. Aquafina

I also tested the chlorine content. The only water that had chlorine was our tap water. You can also see the chlorine was filtered out of the Opti Filter, as I used tap water in it.

After seeing the results, I’ll be using an Opti Filter only, for my water intake daily. Get yours here.

Is Alcohol Acidic or Alkaline?

And just for fun, I also tested alcohol. Here are the results.

Neutral: 7 – 7.5

  1. Wheat Vodka – 7
  2. Corn Vodka – 7

Acidic: 3 – 5

  1. Potato Vodka – 5
  2. Mineral Water – 5
  3. Wine, Chardonnay – 4
  4. Tequila – 4
  5. Whisky – 3



Learning about alkalinity could help your body stay healthy.

When we tilt toward greater acidity, you have a greater risk of developing:

  1. Osteoporosis
  2. Weak muscles
  3. Heart disease
  4. Diabetes
  5. Kidney disease
  6. Acid reflux
  7. Digestive problems

When we are more alkaline, we can help achieve the following:

  1. Anti-aging properties
  2. Colon cleansing
  3. Immune system support
  4. Hydration, skin health and other detoxifying
  5. Weight loss
  6. Improves metabolism
  7. Increases energy
  8. Reduces bone loss
  9. Cancer resistance

Some solutions to assist with alkalinity:

  1. Drink alkaline water
  2. Greens and Sprouts
  3. Baking Soda and Water
  4. Aloe Vera Juice
  5. Lemon/lime Water
  6. “Green” drinks & “Green” foods
  7. Coconuts
  8. Reduce Your Stress Levels
  9. Exercise
  10. High-quality daily multivitamins

Taking small steps could greatly impact your health for the better. And the Opti Filter is actually cheaper than the bottled water we were buying and we’ll reduce waste in landfills, so it’s a win win all around. Here is the Opti Filter, I hope you enjoy it!