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10 Health Benefits of Mineral Water

Natural Mineral Water

Water that comes out of the ground will pass through several layers of rocks and will contain the mineral elements of these rocks. Depending on the source, some of these dissolved minerals may either be good or bad for health. Hence, mineral water from these sources will vary in its content and quality.

Bottled mineral water in different countries may have different TDS

There are many and the most important reason is the mineral content in the water that will benefit you because of their healing properties.

Since our body can more easily absorb minerals from the water as opposed to food, you gain more by drinking.

Here are some of the benefits.

1. Detoxifying Properties

It helps detoxify the body from any potentially harmful substances.

The best time to benefit from this process is to drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Start with one glass and gradually progress to two glasses.

2. Calorie-Free

There are no calories in mineral water, so you don't have to worry about weight issues.

3. Replaces Electrolytes

Our sweat is water that has a varying amount of dissolved minerals such as chloride, sodium, calcium, iron, potassium, and others. When we sweat, we get rid of body heat, water in our body and these electrolytes.

Drinking mineral water helps replenish what is lost and can balance the electrolytes in the body.

4. Source of Calcium

For people who suffer from lactose intolerance, drinking mineral water will provide part of their calcium intake.

Refer to the World Health Organization report for more detail (below).

5. Lowers Cholesterol

This may surprise you but based on a study published in 2004 by the Journal of Nutritiondrinking mineral water can lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good cholesterol (HDL).

The study concluded that this may be due to sodium content present in mineral water.

6. Hydrates More Effectively

Drinking it, especially the sparkling kind will motivate you to drink more since it tastes better than tap water.

So keep the body hydrated and drink at least eight glasses of water. Drink even more if you work out, or are out on a hot sunny day.

7. Prevents Cognitive Decline With Alzheimer's

Based on a report from the UK's The Daily Mail newspaper, drinking a liter of silicon-rich mineral water every day can reduce the cognitive decline in Alzheimer's. This is done by removing the neurotoxin aluminum from the body.

The newspaper quoted research done at Keele University in Staffordshire, England.

Spritzer is one of the mineral water brands identified to have high silicon content that helps reduce Alzheimer's memory loss,

8. Thermal Baths or Spas

Natural thermal waters are hot mineral waters with a high concentration of sulfate, calcium, and chloride. It has been used for centuries to improve skin and mobility problems such as arthritis.

It works by reducing inflammation and swelling of the muscles and joints, hence reducing the pain.This water is, however, not suitable for drinking due to a very high level of sulfate.

9. Good Minerals

Mineral water contains the following minerals that are beneficial to your health. There are also minerals that may be harmful.

Although there are other minerals present in mineral water, the above are the most commonly present in all brands. They are also responsible for giving each brand its distinctive taste.

10. Helps Improve Blood Regeneration

One of the functions of water is to help the body to renew your blood and this happens every 15 days. So, if you drink lots of better quality water, it removes the toxic substances in the body and replenishes it with the blood of better properties.

Generally, most mineral waters are of high quality, which will be beneficial for this process.

Content created and supplied by: Job Matthews (via Opera News )

Calorie-Free Natural Mineral Water


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