October 01, 2020
Water, or H2O, is the key to all life on this planet. Made up of two parts hydrogen and one-part oxygen it accounts for 71% of the worlds mass and 60% of an adult human body. This essential ingredient to life is found in almost everything and everyone.
When it comes to refreshment, nothing beats water. It is the very element that your body craves when your mouth dries to inform you of its aquatic desires. In todays world, clean drinking water is one of the main infrastructures to which our towns and cities rely on.
As well as through the pipes and into our homes, drinking water is also available at just about every shop imaginable. Even a quick visit to an optician may reveal a small fridge of refreshments as part of their customer care measures.
What is Mineral Water?
Bottles of mineral water differ from regular bottled or tap water. Mineral water is bottled at the source. The source is most often an underground natural reservoir, or mineral spring. The regulations surrounding mineral water require it to meet certain thresholds regarding its mineral content to be classified as such.
What’s in it?
The minerals contained in the water usually make up some of the human bodies recommended daily intake. In an average bottle you’d expect to find –
Each of these naturally occurring minerals provide essential services to the body.
Bicarbonate is used by the stomach as part of the digestive process.
Calcium is crucial for building and repairing bones.
Iron helps in the distribution of oxygen and the removal of carbon dioxide.
Magnesium supports your immune system as well as nerve and muscle systems.
Potassium and Sodium regulate fluid throughout the body and reduce blood-pressure and water retention.
Zinc helps with cell growth and division, which in turn plays a big part in healing wounds and breaking down carbohydrates.
Which is Best?
Whilst safe, clean drinking water should always be seen as a blessing although tap water does not generally provide the same natural refreshment as it’s spring sourced counterpart. As water systems corrode and rust the potential for contaminants becomes greater. Chemical disinfection often taints the flavour and whilst mineral water must also undergo treatment, it is much less severe as once contained, it is much less likely to suffer contamination.
The biggest threats the mineral water industry pose, lie within the plastic bottles that contain it. Aside from the large-scale production of plastic required to support the industry, plastic bottles also provide a route for microplastics to enter your body.
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