Water makes up 60% of our bodies, and our blood is 90% water, so we are literally what we drink. However, the quality of bottled waters varies considerably from brand to brand. After discreet research, we ranked the 20 most popular brands, from worst to best.
Propel's ingredient list is so long that you might mistake it as a Cheez Whiz label. The company claims the water can supply what you need after a workout, but the sodium, artificial sweeteners, and countless preservatives in it reveal an opposite truth.
Nestlé Waters is the largest bottled water company globally, but Nestlé Pure Life is still far from top of the list. It doesn't taste bad but is rather bland.
The only good thing about Dasani is its consistency. Whether you drink it cold or warm, it just tastes like regular tap water. If you have ever consumed it, you'd consider buying Diet Coke instead next time.
Penta claims that their water goes through a patented 13-step process and has the lowest levels of heavy metals, salts, and organic compounds out of any bottled water on the market. However, the truth is that they have received many lawsuits in the past because of that false claim.
The name is misleading here because Poland Spring doesn't source water from Poland anymore. The demand is so high that they use multiple springs across Maine.
Eternal Water touts its natural filtering through layers of "ancient rock," so they claim it will taste better. In fact, it doesn't have much of an aftertaste, and the initial blast tastes more like a grade-school water fountain.
Deer Park Natural Spring Water is classified as spring water, but its filtering process has made it lose its mineral flavor. Furthermore, the brand's water is sourced from Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Michigan, and South Carolina, not Deer Park in Maryland anymore.
Aquafina is purified through a rigorous seven-step process to get rid of things that affect the taste but also minerals, too. Purified water like Aquafina is safe for humans, though it's sourced from municipal tap water.
Though Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water claim that their product is "bottled at the source," their water tastes just like any regular tap water. But the latter is much more inexpensive than the former. They can undoubtedly quench your thirst but are not good enough to be recommended.
Evian was once the synonym of bottled water. Even now, when the water market has become nearly saturated, Evian is still a luxurious standard. The water comes from the snow on the French Alps, and layers of glacial rocks it goes through enhance the water with electrolytes and minerals.
Wouldn't it be nice if you can chug a bottle of Core Hydration after a solid workout? The crisp water can supply you with electrolytes and minerals quickly. Moreover, the "cup cap" is convenient for you to share water with your friend.
Mountain Valley Spring Water tastes fresh, and it doesn't have too many bubbles. They're also the best beverage to wash down acidic food because they're relatively higher in alkalinity.
The foothills of the Italian Alps is the home to San Pellegrino water and provides it with an all-natural mineral flavor. All the company does is to perk the water up with a bit of CO2. No need for any addition of mineral salts and calcium.
Acqua Panna was once exclusive to the powerful Medicis during the 16th century, but now it's accessible to everyone. The fancy Italian water comes from a natural spring, so it tastes smooth and clean.
Boxed Water, just as its name suggests, is not bottled but boxed. You may feel it's weird to drink water like milk, but it tastes clean and crisp. The municipal water brand chose the plant-based box for its lack of plastic.
You can call La Croix hipster water. They suit all the occasions when you want to be chic. The countless flavors will never bore you. Plus, its bubbles are softer than other sparkling waters.
Perrier is a naturally carbonated mineral water from a spring in southern France. It tastes like the champagne of sparkling water and boasts more bubbles than its competition.
Fiji Water claims that they collect and bottle the water from an artesian aquifer in Viti Levu, Fiji. Therefore, the water has picked up many minerals and electrolytes from the surrounding volcanic rock.
Glaceau Smartwater has become one of the top five bottled water brands in the United States. People favor it because the folks at Glaceau have their heads in the clouds—literally. The vapor-distilling process and electrolytes in it give it a pure and smooth taste.
Norwegian-based Voss can stand out from the rest simply for its sleek and fancy bottle. Besides that, its content will also surprise you. The smooth and crisp water provides people with plenty of minerals.