Hi this is Jason the water guy. We are extraordinarily lucky to have clean, safe water provided plentiful in the desert. Agriculture uses a majority of desalinated water while domestic household use comes in below that. But water for drinking purposes is only a hair of total water use. So I think you should drink your first glass of the day natural mineral water with all of earth’s trace elements and compounds.
The below article is written by Jason Moore
How do you know if your bottled water is 100% natural or purified by demineralization? The answer is simple. Look on the label. In most countries, the label is highly regulated. For example, in the United States, the FDA regulates water bottle labels to say either “natural spring water” or “purified drinking water” or “distilled water.” The UAE MOIAT regulates water bottle labels to say “natural mineral water” or “bottled drinking water” via the Emirates Quality Mark (EQM) that you will see on every label.
United States standards:
Natural spring water maintains the same mineral content from the source.
Purified drinking water is usually purified via reverse osmosis; and sometimes by distillation. Both of these processes practically eliminate all minerals from the water. Then, the basic chemicals such as calcium and magnesium are added back.
Distilled water has all the minerals removed without adding back any minerals.
United Arab Emirates standards:
Natural mineral water (in arabic: مياه معدنية طبيعية ) maintains the same mineral content and the same microbiological content from the source.
Bottled drinking water (in arabic: مياه شرب معبأة ) is usually purified via reverse osmosis; and sometimes by distillation. Both of these processes practically eliminate all minerals from the water. Then, the basic chemicals such as calcium and magnesium are added back.