Smart Water vs Fiji!
In today’s battle of the waters, we have new two contesters, Smart Water and Fiji Water!
We're gonna test these waters for three distinct properties:
- Superior Hydration
Smart Water is probably one of the most known water brands in the US, and to be honest, I’m not sure why is that. And on the other hand, Fiji water is everywhere, and people assume that it is coming from the Fiji islands and that makes it special.
But let’s test these waters. And we’ll start by doing the first test - Antioxidants!
#1 Challenge: Antioxidants
But what are antioxidants?
Well, in order to talk about antioxidants, we got to talk about free radicals first.
We are surrounded by free radicals, highly reactive atoms and molecules responsible for cellular dis-balance and oxidation. They are found in the air, electronics, even in the food that we eat.
These compounds come into our body through the food we eat and the air we breathe and start taking or better say robbing the electrons from the healthy cell.
That way, our cells become oxidative and start to inflame. This process leads to a number of health issues and sickness.
So, oxidation is bad for our body, it creates aging, rusting, diseases, makes you sicker, and is positively charged.
Luckily, we know about antioxidants. And antioxidants are essentially a fountain of youth. They are filling up free radicals with electrons and by that protecting our cells from a negative impact.
That’s why we are consuming our veggies and fruits, to keep healthy and stop the negative impact of free radicals.
Antioxidants slow down the aging process, they stop rusting in our body, inflammation, help our cells to get rid of waste and enhance nutrients intake, and ultimately keep us healthy and young.
So remember! Antioxidants are negatively charged while oxidants are positively charged.
So, is your water negatively or positively charged? Let’s see!
ORP Meter Test
To find out if Fiji water and Smart Water are oxidizing our cells, or making us sicker, we’re going to use an ORP meter.
ORP stands for oxidation-reduction potential. It basically shows the ability of the water to reduce oxidation of the cells.
If our contenders are oxidizing, our test will show a positive value which means that the water is positively charged. On the other hand, if they contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties, we will get a negative value.
Let’s start with Smart Water!
Unfortunately, we are getting a high positive number (227) which means that this water is oxidizing us and is not good for our body.
Now, let’s take a look at Fiji water!
Well, this is a surprise! The Fiji water came with a higher number than Smart Water! 268 is a pretty bad number if you are looking for healthy water.
Smart Water is less oxidizing than the Fiji water and because of that, Smart Water wins this round!
Unfortunately, both of these waters are creating oxidation and damaging our health, but for the sake of the Water Battles, we’re gonna give this one to Smart Water!
Smart Water vs Fiji!
Smart Water 1
Fiji Water 0
To find out more about the antioxidant water that has a negative value, check out my video review!
Let’s move on to the next test!
#2 Challenge: Alkalinity
We want to keep our bodies and our blood at a balanced level.
By consuming sodas, tobacco, fast food, our body has a hard time keeping that balance.
However, if we are consuming more alkaline products, our body has to do less work to achieve the natural balance it needs.
Specifically, our blood. Our blood has to stay slightly alkaline, at the level of 7.365.
And if we get our blood into a more acidic state, our body is going to start taking the minerals and nutrients from our body, skin, ligaments, and joints.
And water companies know about this. There are advertising their products as alkaline, but are they really alkaline? Let’s find out!
To find out if our water is acidic or alkaline, we're going to use pH drops.
Red, orange, or yellow color indicates acidic water that’s doing us harm, while blue, purple, or dark purple indicates water that is either providing minerals or ensuring our body has exactly what it needs.
Ok, so the Smart Water looks acidic. On the other hand, Fiji Water seems to be on an alkaline side of the scale.
But just to check if this is the real deal, I want to do an additional test to see if Fiji Water is somehow hiding its acidity. By blowing some air through the straw, we can unmask fake alkalinity. Let’s do this test now!
Fiji Water did change its color a little bit but it is still a better result than a Smart Water had.
If you want to know more about the water passed this test with flying grades, check out my video review!
This round goes to Fiji Water, as it showed much more alkalinity than the Smart Water!
Smart Water vs Fiji!
Smart water 1
Fiji Water 1
The final test!
#2 Challenge: Superior Hydration
We’re going to test both waters for their hydration abilities. And it’s done by a simple trick using a teabag!
If your water is not able to properly hydrate, then why would you drink it? If it can not push out the toxins from your cells and bring in the nutrients, why drink it then?
The water that we're drinking should hydrate us at a cellular level. It shouldn't just sit in our stomach and make us feel bloated.
We’re going to test both waters for their hydration abilities. And it’s done by a simple trick using a teabag! You're probably thinking, LaPrentiss, you should boil your water first, right?
We boil it to create small enough molecules that can pass through the teabag.
It did absolutely nothing. Smart Water doesn’t hydrate us on a cellular level.
Now let’s see how Fiji Water will do!
Well, nothing dramatic happens.
Sadly, neither of these waters can hydrate us.
If you want to see how the water that I’m drinking smashed this test, check out my video review!
Both waters are even.
And you want your water to bring all the nutrients directly into your cells. Unfortunately, none of these brands can do that.
Smart Water vs Fiji
Smart Water: 0
Fiji Water: 0
Smart Water vs Fiji
The first test we did was for Antioxidants. Smart Water had a slightly better result, but we discovered that both of them are oxidizing, which are ultimately going to lead the sickness and disease in our bodies.
The second test was won by Fiji Water since it showed better results as it was more alkaline than acidic Smart Water.
Last but not least we tested for superior hydration and neither one of these was able to do it well.
The final result is a:
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