Water is an indispensable element for human life, and for all living beings. In addition to being an indispensable element, it is also good to which we are all entitled, and in many parts of the world this good is a scarce or non-existent resource.
As a scarce good, we must preserve it, make good use of it and not waste it.
On some occasions, we have dedicated several posts in which we inform our readers of the benefits that water brings to the health of our organism, to our hygiene both in the body and in the home, as well as some advice aimed at making responsible use of it.
In this post, the information is intended to guide us about what water to choose to drink, which can be healthier than so many we can see in the market.
What details or elements of the composition should I look for when looking for water for healthy consumption?
We must emphasize that the mineral water that is bottled for later consumption is pure water, has gone through different quality control processes, optimal controls so that the water is free of microorganisms and bacteria, suitable for consumption.
In the market we find many brands of bottled mineral water, if we look we can see that the composition varies between them, may be different.
Some are calcium, alkaline or bicarbonate, hyposodium, and other magnesium, these classifications depend on the type of rock that exists or is present in the springs from which these waters originate, their origin.
In addition to natural mineral waters with constant mineralization or stable chemical composition, we can find waters from springs where the mineralization is variable.
We will also find water that has undergone treatment such as decalcification, water that has been osmotized, to make it drinkable, it is prepared drinking water, these waters come from different or various origins.
In the case of bottled sparkling water, we can also differentiate between two types, one with natural gas in its composition because it is carbonic, i.e. the gas is in the spring, and the other with added carbon dioxide.
Before we choose the bottled water, we must look at its label, that’s where we will find information about its origin and what is in its composition.
According to their mineralization they can be of weak mineralization, they are those that have dry residue superior to 50 mg/liter and inferior to 500 mg/liter, those of very weak mineralization has a dry residue inferior to 50 mg/liter and in those of strong mineralization, the dry residue that they contain is superior to 500 mg/liter.
Different studies advise that people who suffer from hypertension or who have kidney stones consume water with very weak mineralization, avoid strongly mineralized water and that has a high content of sodium.
Among the wide range of bottled water available on the market, choose the one that best meets your needs, looking for its origin and composition on the labels.
Remember to drink at least two liters of water a day, although the amount of water each person needs to drink will depend on the daily activity we carry out, if we exercise we lose more liquids and we will need to hydrate more.
The temperature is another factor that influences us because when it is hot, we drink more liquids, the age we are, the food since many of the foods that are part of our diet provide us with water as well.
This article is published for information purposes only. It cannot and should not substitute for consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.