Guest Post: Meet the minerals in mineral water

The advantages of mineral water have long been debated by a world of tap water loyalists. Many claim that mineral water has proven health benefits and they may indeed be right. A new study in the UK has suggested that drinking a litre of mineral water each day can prevent decline in brain function in those suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

What’s more, researchers discovered that mineral water which is rich in silicon ‘significantly reduced’ the levels of aluminium in the body. While no official link has been scientifically proven between aluminium and Alzheimer’s, the two have long been associated.So what are the common ingredients of mineral water and how might drinking it improve our health?

There are a range of important elements in mineral water that help promote good health. Calcium, which is found in almost all water helps support the healthy function of the nervous system, regulating the heart’s rhythm and contributes to lower blood pressure.

Magnesium is another component that helps with cell energy production and contributes to bone growth. This too is helpful in combating high blood pressure. Then there’s sodium which help to aid our muscle and nerve function. Together with sodium, potassium helps conduct electrical impulses within our cells, strengthening muscles and helping to fight against things like strokes and heart attacks .

While many people believe that daily requirements of food and drink are simply guidelines, water is a necessity. Consuming eight cups a day of mineral water not only ensures healthy and regular body function, it promotes a productive nervous system, helps regulate blood pressure and contributes to important cognitive maintenance. Mineral water might pale in comparison to other more exotic drinks, but in fact, it’s a veritable super food: bottling the best of the world’s natural resources and making it available to us consumers.

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