The water is in small volumes aerated liquid, odorless and tasteless, colorless under normal ambient conditions. Contains dissolved mineral salts and various chemical elements. Has a vital function in the development and functioning of the human body.
Still Water acts as a universal solvent, due to which happen all biochemical processes.
The human body to 55-78 %, depending on the body mass, consists of water. The loss of even 10% can lead to death.
Sparkling water may be of two categories: the first and highest. After a good cleaning and filtering from any bacteria, heavy metals, and hazardous compounds (e.g., chlorine), the first is tap water. The highest category of non-carbonated water people extracts from natural sources: springs and artesian wells.
This water divides into types depending on levels of mineralization:
- dining still water contains salts of calcium, sodium, magnesium, bicarbonates, and chlorides. Their number does not exceed 1 g. per liter of water. Manufacturers make it artificially by mineralization of purified drinking water. Also, this water may be optionally enriched with silver, oxygen, selenium, fluorine, and iodine.
- Medicinal-table carbonated water is rich in minerals in an amount of from 1 to 10 g, per liter. The daily and constant use can lead to hypermineralization of the body. It is not the best idea to cook in such water or boil it. This is because the body does not absorb mineral salts by heat treatment precipitate and therefore.
A large number of manufacturers bottle still water. Often, if the water is from an artesian or natural spring, the label indicates the place of production and the well’s depth. Famous brands of plain water are Vittel, BonAqua, Truskavets, the Esentuki, Borjomi and others.
The benefits of non-carbonated water
About the benefits of non-carbonated mineral water, people know for a long time. All spas and health resorts people build near water sources. Depending on the carbonated water’s chemical and mineral composition, doctors prescribe it for the treatment and prevention of various diseases.
Hydrocarbonate-sulphate water is good in treating gastritis, ulcer disease stomach and duodenum, and shows people with chronic respiratory diseases, kidney, urinary tract.
Hydrocarbonate-chloride-sulphate water is best in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and chronic diseases of the pancreas and liver. Chloride-sulfate water has a positive effect on patients with diabetes, gout, and obesity.
In diseases of the intestine and liver, the recommended dose of heated to 40-45°C non-carbonated mineral water is 1 Cup 3 times a day an hour before meals.
When excess weight, it is best to drink 150-200 ml of still water at room temperature an hour before meals 3 times a day.
Treatment with non-carbonated mineral water is possible only by prescription and under medical supervision.
The harm of still water and contraindications
Firstly, the natural plain water, which you did not clean, can cause intestinal disorders and poisoning.
Secondly, abuse of the medical canteen with water leads to excessive accumulation of salts in the body, so its use is possible in courses and only on prescription.
Thirdly, enriched still water is contraindicated for people with allergies to one of the mineral elements.
Fourthly, You should not give kids water containing silver and carbon dioxide – this can harm their health and development.
Useful and dangerous properties of other beverages: