If your health is a priority, your best drinking water will have at least the first three of the following qualities—and optimally, all five:
Contaminant free. The water is filtered of unhealthy toxins, including synthetic chemicals, toxic metals, bacteria and viruses, radioactive substances, and other treatment additives such as chlorine and fluoride.
Mineral rich. The natural occurring minerals in the source water are not removed through purification processes, such as reverse osmosis and distillation.
Alkaline pH. The drinking water has an alkaline pH between 7.0 and 9.5, which means that the water contains a healthy level of alkaline minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
Antioxidant. Water that is activated in nature through movement (such as water flowing down a mountain stream) or through electrolysis (via a water ionizer) will have a negative oxidation reduction potential (-ORP). A negative ORP is an indicator of concentrated molecular hydrogen (H2) molecules, which are potent antioxidants and easily absorbed at the cellular level.
Good taste. If your water doesn't taste good, you simply won't drink enough water on a daily basis to stay hydrated enough to optimize the health benefits. Mineral rich water tastes much better than de-mineralized water.