Bottled water: how to choose it and what to look for
Water is an indispensable element for the life of the human being, and for all living beings. Besides being an indispensable element, it is also a good to which we all have a right and in many parts of the world this good is a scarce or non-existent resource.
As scarce as it is, we must preserve it, make good use of it and not waste it.
In 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 corporally and at home, as well as some tips aimed at making responsible use of it.
In this post, the information is directed to guide us about what water to choose to drink, which can be more healthy than many we can see in the market.
In what details or elements of composition should I pay attention 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, they can be different.
Some are calcium, alkaline or bicarbonated, low sodium and other magnesium, these classifications depend on the type of rock that exists or is present in the springs where these waters are born, of their origin.
In addition to natural mineral waters with a constant mineralization or stable chemical composition, we can find waters from springs in which the mineralization is variable.
We will also find water that has gone through treatments such as decalcification, waters that have been osmotized, to make them drinkable, are prepared drinking water, these waters come from different or several origins.
In the case of water with bottled gas we can differentiate two types also, the one that has natural gas in its composition because its nature is carbonic, that is, the gas is in the spring, or the carbon dioxide is added to it.
Before choosing bottled water, we must look at its label, that's where we will find information about its origin and what is in its composition.
Attending to their mineralization may be Weak mineralization, are those that have a dry residue higher than 50 mg / liter and lower than 500 mg / liter, those of very weak mineralization have a dry residue below 50 mg / liter and in those of strong mineralization, the dry residue they contain is superior to 500 mg / liter.
Different studies advise that people suffering from hypertension or who suffer from kidney stones consume very weak mineralization water, avoid heavily mineralized waters and have high sodium content.
Among the wide range of bottled water available in the market, choose the one that best meets your needs, searching the labels for their origin and composition.
Remember to drink at least two liters of water a day, although the amount of water that each person needs to drink will depend on the daily activity we do, if we exercise we lose more fluids and we will need to hydrate more.
The temperature is another factor that influences, because when it's hot, we drink more liquids, the age we have, the food since many of the foods that are part of our diet provide us water too. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesWater