What’s the deal with Mineral water?

Many people wonder what the difference is between mineral water and soda/sparkling water. I happen to love anything with copious bubbles, so much that they make you burp 😉

Mineral water contains high levels of dissolved minerals, which are acquired as the water travels through rocks and other natural materials to the destination from which it is sourced. Some of the minerals found in this water include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium which are essential for various bodily functions. Because it contains these minerals as well as others, it is very hydrating.

Functions of Macro Minerals:
Calcium
  • Building blocks for strong and healthy bones and teeth
  • Works synergistically with magnesium.
Magnesium
  • Relax your nerves and muscles
  • Build and strengthen bones
  • Keep your blood circulating smoothly
Potassium
  • Helps your muscles and nerves function properly
  • Maintain the proper electrolyte and acid-base balance in your body
  • Help lower your risk of high blood pressure
Sodium
  • Regulates the heart’s metabolism
  • Essential for exchange of water between cells, i.e., hydration
Some mineral waters have more minerals than others. A quick comparison:
Gerolsteiner
(my favorite)
Calcium 348mg, Magnesium 108mg, Potassium 10mg, Sodium 118mg

Evian
Calcium 80mg, Magnesium 26mg, Potassium 1mg, Sodium 6.5mg

Soda Water is just regular tap water with carbon dioxide added to it. The mineral content is extremely depleted. Pure carbonated water is pretty benign, but most commercial soda water contains some salt and acid derived from sodium, potassium and phosphorus, which can pose health risks in large quantities. When your body is too acidic, it leaches minerals from your bones and tissue.

My choice is mineral water all the way!

XOXO,



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