Mineral water is pleasant to the taste and healthy. In addition to the fact that it fills the body with the necessary moisture, it contains a number of vitamins and minerals, without which the human body cannot survive.
Properties of mineral water
Mineral water contains calcium, magnesium, potassium and sometimes sodium, so it is used in the treatment of various diseases. It also contains minerals from groundwater and its effect is comparable to water extracted from springs and wells.
Not every water can be called mineral – this is determined by the scale according to which water is divided into ordinary and mineral.
Also, mineral water is supplied with additional carbon dioxide or it itself contains a small amount of oxygen, which is also useful for our body.
Mineral water does not carry extra calories, and therefore is most suitable for quenching thirst. Some mineral waters additionally contain chromium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, selenium and other useful trace elements.
Medicinal properties of mineral water
First of all, the medicinal properties of mineral water are characterized by the presence of a large amount of calcium in it. Some people, due to the peculiarities of the digestive system, cannot consume dairy foods, and mineral water becomes an excellent source of this trace element.
Mineral water also significantly reduces cholesterol in the blood, while it is surprising that it reduces the level of bad cholesterol, and the level of good just increases.
Mineral water contains a large amount of magnesium, which has a positive effect on our nervous system, on the health and condition of bones, on the development of muscle and nervous tissue cells.
And perhaps the most indisputably important therapeutic property of mineral water is hydration. The same saturation of our body with water, replenishment of the water balance, especially during sports or on a hot summer day.
Alkaline mineral water
There is one more type of mineral water, which is dominated by bicarbonate, sodium and magnesia. Its composition determines its purpose in such diseases as gastritis, ulcers, pancreatitis, liver and pancreatic diseases, diabetes mellitus, some infectious diseases. This water relieves heartburn, is used in inhalations.
Such water can be drunk daily, but no more than the dose that the attending physician will determine. And it is better to be treated with alkaline water in special sanatoriums once or twice a year. It is not recommended to use such water constantly.
Some manufacturers additionally supply mineral water with useful substances, such as oxygen, silver, and iodine. Such water is drunk according to the doctor’s indications.