Mineral water

The mineral water is water containing minerals or other dissolved substances that alter its taste or give therapeutic value such as salts, sulfur compounds and gases are among the substances dissolved in the water; This can sometimes be effervescent.

Summary

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  • 1 Naturally prepared or produced
  • 2 Origin
  • 3 Mineral content
  • 4 According to its mineral content, water is classified as:
  • 5 benefits that these minerals bring to our body
  • 6 Industry
  • 7 Controversy
  • 8 Notes
  • 9 Natural mineral water
  • 10 Chemical composition
  • 11 Sources

Naturally prepared or produced

The water mineral can be prepared or may occur naturally.

Traditionally, mineral water was used or consumed at its source, which was commonly known as taking the waters or taking the cure, and these sites were referred to as spas, baths or wells. Spa was used when water was consumed and used in baths, baths when water was not widely consumed, and well when water was not generally used in baths. Frequently an active tourist center would grow around a mineral water site (even in ancient times; see Bath). Such tourist developments resulted in spa towns and hydropathic hotels (usually abbreviated as Hydros).

In modern times, it is much more common for mineral waters to be bottled at the source and distributed for consumption. Traveling to direct mineral water sources is now rare, and in many cases not possible (due to exclusive commercial property rights). There are more than 3,000 brands of mineral water commercially available worldwide

Origin

Mineral water is the water that is extracted from the sub-soil already naturally mineralized from its origin, due to the materials it goes through and the deeper the source the purer it will be, this is because it is further from the Microbiological and chemical contamination of the earth’s surface, and this is one of the main characteristics for a water to be considered a natural mineral . One of the biggest differences that we can find between natural water and natural mineral water is the taste , the smell and its mineralization content. These characteristics are provided by the rocks and sands through which in most cases they are filtered and give a unique and special touch to each water depending on the area that is extracted.

Mineral content

  • Lightly carbonated mineral water.
  • Ferruginous water source

According to its mineral content, water is classified as:

Very weak mineralization: its dry residue (total minerals present) is up to 50 mg / l. Weak mineralization: those that contain less than 500 mg / l. Strong mineralization: contains more than 1,500 mg / l of dry residue. Bicarbonate: Contains more than 600 mg / l of bicarbonates. Sulphated: Contains more than 200 mg / l of sulfates. Chlorinated: It has more than 200 mg / l of chloride. Calcium: Contains more than 150 mg / l of calcium. Ferruginous: Contains more than 1 mg / l of iron. Acidulated: -It contains more than 250 mg / l of CO2. Sodium: It has a content greater than 200 mg / l of sodium. Magnesic: Its content sup Potassium: it was 50 mg / l of magnesium. Fluorinated: Contains more than 1 mg / l of fluorides.

Benefits that these minerals bring to our body

Calcium: Helps strengthen bones and teeth. It also helps tone muscle and controls nervous irritability.
Magnesium: Helps muscle relaxation, is a natural soothing and energizing, it also participates in the energy balance of neurons, thus keeping the nervous system healthy. It helps fix calcium and phosphorus in teeth and bones, it participates in the hormonal balance, it helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases, to have optimal relaxation and sleep, and to control the intestinal flora.
Sodium: it is very important in cellular metabolism, it participates in the transmission of nerve impulses and in muscle contractions.
Iron: They help the correct tissue oxygenation and helps to oxygenate the cells.
Chloride: Participates in the transportation of oxygen to the cells, maintains the correct pH level in gastric juices and stabilizes body fluids.
Fluoride: Strengthens enamel, preventing diseases of the teeth. The excess of this compound is toxic and can cause fluorosis, with the opposite effect to what we were looking for, since it weakens the enamel (causing more cavities), and weakens our bones (decalcification and osteoporosis).
Bicarbonate: They help digestion and neutralize gastric secretion.
Sulfates: They help the digestive system in general and the skin.
Potassium: It does not generate a notable benefit due to its small quantity.

Industry

The natural mineral water is currently being used as a product luxury because, in addition to the different origins and forms of extraction, the industry is taking the opportunity to give a touch of exclusivity through design their bottles.

Controversy

Many companies dedicated to the extraction, manufacture and exploitation of this natural resource are giving false testimonies of the origin, properties and specific classification of their product. Some companies may name their product as natural mineral water, since they are actually bottling “purified water”, with a great difference between these 2.

Notes

In many Spanish-speaking countries the term drink “mineral water” is commonly used, referring to “purified water”, “demineralized water” or “still water”, precisely mineral water contains these minerals that characterize it and produce gas in Water. If the gas is removed from the mineral water, it is left with a different flavor than “purified water” or “demineralized water”. The correct way to refer to water is “Mineral water” if you want to drink sparkling water or “Purified, demineralized water or simply Water” to refer to still water.

Natural mineral water

The natural mineral water is water from underground sources, protected from the risks of contamination, bacteriologically safe and constant mineral composition and other components, which gives favorable health properties. The great value of natural mineral water is that when packaged it maintains its healthy properties intact. Therefore, it does not need any disinfection treatment or domestic filtering for its consumption. It is an inimitable and pure water in its natural state, which also maintains a constant composition of minerals and other components that give it beneficial properties for health. That is why there are no two groundwater alike.

Chemical composition

It is very important to note that bottled waters, having a constant and characteristic chemical composition, are required by law to indicate their origin and composition on their labeling, which makes it easier for consumers to choose the water that best suits the needs of their health according to the minerals that it incorporates: Sodium: important to regulate the tension of the tissues, hydric balance and the sensitivity and muscular contractions. Chlorides: they regulate, together with Sodium, the hydric balance and form a constituent of the gastric juice fundamental for a correct digestion. Potassium: regulates water balance, muscle functions, nerve functions, and acid / base reactions. Calcium: essential for the development of bones and teeth, as well as for clotting and sending nerve impulses to muscle cells. Match: Like Calcium, Phosphorus is a vital constituent of bones and teeth, as well as an indispensable ingredient for enzymes. It helps produce energy and is the structure of nucleic acids. Magnesium – Sends nerve impulses to muscle cells, maintains normal metabolic processes, and acts on numerous metabolic functions. Activate enzymes to supply energy. Bicarbonates: facilitate the diversion. Iron: participates in the formation of red blood cells and allows the blood to absorb and transport oxygen. Zinc: vital for cell division, wound healing and growth. Iodine: participates in the metabolic processes of thyroid hormones. It helps produce energy and is the structure of nucleic acids. Magnesium – Sends nerve impulses to muscle cells, maintains normal metabolic processes, and acts on numerous metabolic functions. Activate enzymes to supply energy. Bicarbonates: they facilitate the diversion. Iron: participates in the formation of red blood cells and allows the blood to absorb and transport oxygen. Zinc: vital for cell division, wound healing and growth. Iodine: participates in the metabolic processes of thyroid hormones. It helps produce energy and is the structure of nucleic acids. Magnesium – Sends nerve impulses to muscle cells, maintains normal metabolic processes, and acts on numerous metabolic functions. Activate enzymes to supply energy. Bicarbonates: they facilitate the diversion. Iron: participates in the formation of red blood cells and allows the blood to absorb and transport oxygen. Zinc: vital for cell division, wound healing and growth. Iodine: participates in the metabolic processes of thyroid hormones. participates in the formation of red blood cells and allows the blood to absorb and transport oxygen. Zinc: vital for cell division, wound healing and growth. Iodine: participates in the metabolic processes of thyroid hormones. participates in the formation of red blood cells and allows the blood to absorb and transport oxygen. Zinc: vital for cell division, wound healing and growth. Iodine: participates in the metabolic processes of thyroid hormones.

 

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