Myths and Truths about Natural Mineral Water

Mineral water contains minerals that can be added artificially or can be naturally present in the water. Minerals like calcium, sodium, zinc and others help us achieve the recommended dose to keep us fit, healthy and hydrated.

Is it okay to drink mineral water every day? Natural mineral water is generally considered a safe source of drinking water; However, there are some risks associated with drinking mineral water too often. Around mineral water there are many myths and truths. Here, we have listed some important Myths and truths about natural mineral water.

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Is it better to drink water or mineral water?

Natural Mineral Water: Myths and Truths

It is well known that water is the most present element in our body, as is the fact that we need to hydrate ourselves properly to lead a healthy life. However, there are many things about this food (because yes, it is a food) that we are still not clear about, just as the way in which we consume it is often insufficient.

Most of the data shows us that almost half of the population of our country does not know that natural mineral water is a nutrient that can help achieve the recommended daily intake of minerals.

An ingredient that makes up our body to an extent between 50% and 70%. For this reason it is very essential to look at the quality of the water we consume. 

When choosing water we must look at the label of filter solutions. It is the most important part of the natural mineral water container and it informs about its composition and nutritional values. Knowing how to read it will make it easier to choose the natural mineral water that best suits our needs.

We stop at the supermarket to read the nutritional information of each product we buy, and yet we forget to look at what is undoubtedly an important element in our diet: water. In this aspect, there is an element that is fundamental: minerals.

A large part of the population is unaware that natural mineral water has its own mineral composition and that, therefore, not all bottled waters are the same, nor do they have the same minerals.

Around mineral water there are many myths. We have listed Myths and truths about natural mineral water below-

True Myths

  • Mineral water is a natural product that we can drink with the same purity and mineral wealth and the same properties that it has in the subsoil from which it is extracted, since it does not require any prior treatment for its consumption.
  • Mineral water always comes from underground aquifers that keep their purity and mineral content intact. They would be true myths.
  • No two mineral waters are the same. There are more than a hundred, each of them with different mineral substances and naturally constant over time.
  • For a mineral water to be recognized as such, it has to pass exhaustive quality and food safety controls.
  • A very precise and rigorous legislation requires that the source of origin of the bottled mineral water be specified on the label.
  • Mineral waters have their origin in thermalism and the healing effects of water. Its ancient tradition starts in the spas that had a great boom in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Mineral waters are a natural product with healthy effects, since they provide essential minerals for the proper functioning of our body and it is the most natural and healthy way to hydrate.
  • Mineral water does not provide any calories, so it does not make you fat.
  • Mineral water, unlike tap water, has a nutritional value due to its rich content of minerals (calcium, magnesium, etc...).
  • To be well hydrated at any time of the year, health authorities recommend drinking about two-five liters of water a day, even if we don't feel thirsty.
  • Water favors the transport of nutrients, helps to eliminate toxins and maintain the good condition of the kidneys, joints, mucous membranes and skin. In addition, it promotes digestion and prevents constipation.

False myths

  • Outside of the summer season it is not necessary to drink water, because it is not hot. False. The body needs to replenish daily water losses from physical activity, heat, or excretion that occur at all times of the year.
  • Drinking mineral water during meals makes you fat. False. Mineral water does not provide calories, so it is not fattening in any case.
  • If we don't feel thirsty, we don't have to drink water. False myths. The mechanisms that activate thirst do not act in the same way in all people, so it is essential to maintain good water intake habits to stay well hydrated.
  • Mineral water is the same as tap water. False. While mineral water is a pure and natural product that reaches the consumer with the same properties it has in the subsoil, the water from the public network is mostly of surface origin, must travel long kilometers to reach the consumer and needs chemical treatment to be able to be consumed.
  • Mineral water comes from rivers, reservoirs and the public network. False. The mineral water is of underground origin and is subject to strict quality and safety controls set by law, which also requires detailing its origin on the label.
  • All mineral waters are the same. False. There are hundreds of bottled mineral waters with their own characteristics, depending on their mineralization, fundamentally.
  • It is not necessary to drink a liter and a half of water a day. False. The World Health Organization recommends the intake of at least that daily amount, since human beings lose between one and a half and three liters of water a day, an amount that must be replenished to maintain the body's water balance.
  • You can survive without drinking water for more than 72 hours. False. The human being needs to maintain stable levels of water in the body, so he has to replenish his losses daily. You may survive 72 hours without water but dehydration can lead to death.
  • There are certain mineral waters that help lose weight. False. No food makes you thin by itself, but there are some that help us maintain a balanced diet and water, as it does not provide calories, is one of them.
  • Any cool drink hydrates just like water. False. Hydration with mineral water is adequate, since it provides healthy minerals and trace elements and has no calories.
  • >Mineral waters do not provide any advantage over tap water. False. On the contrary, mineral waters do not need any treatment and contain minerals necessary for our health, while tap water incorporates chemical treatments for its purification.

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