Mineral water is found everywhere, and we consume it on a daily basis. Unlike regular drinking water, mineral water does not undergo chemical processing.
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So, are they safe to consume, and are better than regular water?
According to Medical News Today, mineral water contains high quantities of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and sodium.
It comes from natural underground reservoirs and mineral springs, giving it a higher mineral content than tap water. Minerals that are often present in mineral water include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonate, and iron.
Most people prefer mineral water due to its perceived purity and lack of chemical disinfection treatments, so, here are some potential benefits of drinking mineral water according to Medical News Today.
#1 A source of magnesium
Both bottled mineral water and tap water can be sources of magnesium. This nutrient plays essential roles in regulating blood pressure, blood glucose level, and nerve function.
#2 Lowering blood pressure
Having low levels of magnesium may contribute to high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and conditions that cause irregular heartbeats. Mineral water that is rich in magnesium could help lower the risk of serious cardiovascular diseases.
#3 Regulating blood circulation
Mineral water contains a large amount of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, all of which promote good blood circulation.
Calcium is also important for building and maintaining strong bones and regulates the rate and rhythm of the heartbeat.
#4 Strengthening bones
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Mineral water, too, contains calcium, which helps promote bone strength. When bone tissue breaks down, the body deposits new bone in its place. So, regular exercise and diets rich in calcium can strengthen bones and prevent bone loss.
#5 Promoting digestive health
Getting the perfect amount of magnesium that your body needs can help prevent constipation and improve the health of the digestive system.
Magnesium helps to draw water into the intestines, which improves stool consistency. It also relaxes the intestinal muscles, supporting regular bowel movements.
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But, all in all, drinking water is important to human health as it helps to maximize physical performance, and significantly affects energy levels and brain functions.
So, drink more water!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat