Mineral water - a calorie-free elixir of life

Water is the most important fluid in the world - without water, no life could exist. Humans are also fundamentally dependent on water; 60 per cent of them are water. In order to keep the fluid balance balanced, it is recommended to drink at least 2 liters daily. Mineral water is particularly well suited.

Depending on the origin, its composition differs. Mineral water is a healthy thirst quencher because of the minerals and trace elements it contains. It has zero calories, providing the optimal solution for all health-conscious people. The name mineral water means that this water has dissolved some minerals when flowing through the rocks (especially carbonate and salt rocks) and has absorbed some of its constituents in soluble form.

Natural mineral water

Natural mineral water is the only approved food in Germany. To be "naturally pure" as prescribed, it must be protected from any contamination and inherently enriched with a minimum amount of minerals and bottled at the source.

spring water

Spring water comes from underground reservoirs, but - unlike natural mineral water - has no higher concentrations of minerals and trace elements.

bottled water

Bottled water is an industrially produced blend of regular tap water and natural mineral water. Additives may be added under general food law. Bottled water may be bottled in containers and tank trucks.

healing water

Medicinal water is a freely available medicine for the prevention or cure of illnesses. The approval from the Federal Office for Consumer Protection receives the product only with a minimum content of minerals.

Minerals and trace elements - the effects

  • What does "enteisent" actually mean? The term "enteisent" is often found on the bubble bottle. It means that the iron originally contained in the water was filtered out of the source. If this does not happen, then the water discolors about an hour after opening the bottle or after contact with oxygen rusty brown. The iron oxidizes.
  • Low mineral salt content below 500 milligrams per liter (mg / l): suitable for daily use.
  • Very low mineral salt content below 50 mg / l: indication for kidney stones and hypertension.
  • High mineral salt content up to 1500 mg / l: not for daily use, only for medical indication, such as metabolic disorders, digestive diseases or the pancreas.
  • Bicarbonate content more than 600 mg / l: supports the enzymatic processes of digestion.
  • Sulfate content more than 200 mg / l: laxative effect.
  • Chloride content more than 200 mg / l: promotes the function of the intestine, bile and liver.
  • Calcium content more than 150 mg / l: provides calcium in case of milk intolerance, suitable in pregnancy and for children in growth.
  • Magnesium content more than 50 mg / l: especially suitable for stress and for physically active people.
  • Fluorine content more than 1 mg / l: suitable for osteoporosis.
  • Content of divalent iron (Fe2 +) more than 1 mg / l: suitable for anemia.
  • Sodium content more than 200 mg / l: beneficial for intestinal activity, bile ducts and liver; not suitable for high pressure.
  • Sodium content 20 mg / l, nitrate content 10 mg / l: suitable for the preparation of baby food.
  • Sodium content less than 20 mg / l: suitable for low-sodium diet.

In general:

Those who eat a balanced diet and have no special need for minerals and trace elements, can resort to mineral water with a low mineral salt content or drinking water. By the way: In gastronomy mineral and medicinal water, in contrast to spring or table water, must always be served in a bottle.

Source: Consumer Center South Tyrol

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