Do you know why you should choose mineral water over tap or even spring water? We often buy bottled water because we believe it’s better than our tap water but the difference isn’t just that it’s better because it tastes better. Mineral water is, in fact, better for you not just because of its purer taste, but because it is packed with minerals good for your body.
Mineral water originates underground, but flows over and through rocks which contain various minerals , such as salts and sulphur. It is taken directly from underground sources which is protected from pollution risks and characterised by its content of certain mineral salts and their proportions.
Let’s get technical
To be named ‘mineral’ water, it has to guarantee consistency of its composition and the stability of flow. It needs to be packaged close to the point of emergence of the source and cannot be subjected to any treatment (except for limited ones such as carbonation, iron or manganese removal). No additions are permitted except for carbon dioxide , which may be added, removed or re-introduced by exclusively physical methods. No disinfection treatment is permitted, nor is the addition of any bacteriostatic agents .
And the major defining characteristic of natural mineral water is that it must contain 250 ppm of trace minerals to be considered true “mineral” water.
In short, mineral water is the most ‘natural’ source of water.
What do these minerals do for our bodies?
Mineral water as you would guess contains beneficial minerals for your body, however as the saying goes: “even too much of a good thing can be bad” -consuming too much of some minerals can be bad too. Mineral water is beneficial for their contents of various other trace minerals – magnesium, calcium, sodium, lithium, and so on – so definitely check the labels when you go water shopping to see what you’re really getting.
Mineral Water is normally high in calcium; however, it does differ depending on the brand of water. Some mineral water brands even contain as much as 348 milligrams of calcium per litre, -which is a lot considering that's 44 percent of the daily value for calcium!
Calcium promotes bone strength, and is also essential for muscle function including heart function, as well as cell signalling, nerve transmission and hormone secretion. Combined with a balanced diet, drinking mineral water can help you get the calcium you need for optimal health.
Mineral water also contains magnesium which plays an important role in many biological functions including the synthesis of protein, muscle and nerve function, and the regulation of blood sugar and blood pressure. It's also necessary for the production of energy.
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