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  • Writer's pictureShruti GOCHHWAL

Things to Look for When Buying Mineral Enriched Water

As people are becoming more health-conscious, the consumption or demand for mineral water is increasing by the day. This is because mineral water is enriched with all the essential minerals which our body cannot produce and can only be obtained externally through consumption. As a result, drinking mineral water will provide your body with all the benefits of the minerals present in it.

Here are some of the most common minerals present:

  1. Magnesium Reduces body stress and energy production.

  2. Calcium Supports and is essential for bone health.

  3. Bicarbonate Maintains acid-base balance in the digestive system.

  4. Sodium Controls water balance, regulates nerve impulses, and muscle contraction.

  5. Sulfate Enhances the functions of the digestive system.

  6. Iron Helps to transport oxygen around the body

  7. Chloride Aids in digestion and helps ease constipation.

  8. Fluoride Maintains the structure of bones and teeth, prevents dental decay, promotes tooth mineralization, and prevents overgrowth of bacteria.

  9. Zinc Helps growth, immunity, digestion, and skin improves a sense of taste and wound healing.

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Picking the Right Mineral Bottle

There are various brands who sell various types of mineral water, some bottles may contain a variety or mix of numerous minerals that are beneficial to your body while others may contain only certain specific minerals like:

  1. Bicarbonate water

  2. Sulfate water

  3. Chlorinated water

  4. Magnesium water

Thus, these mineral bottled water will have lesser but concentrated benefits, depending on the type of mineral. It is usually consumed by people who want to improve one specific part of their health.

Otherwise, the majority of people consume mineral water that has a diverse mix of magnesium, calcium, fluoride, zinc, etc

Top Brands

They include:

  1. Bisleri

  2. Manikchand Oxyrich Mineral Water

  3. Kinley

  4. Bailey

  5. Aquafina

  6. Himalayan mineral water

  7. Qua mineral water

  8. Kingfisher mineral water

  9. Tata Water Plus

Note: As you will notice, different brand water bottles have a different and distinct taste as each contains different amounts of concentration of different minerals. Thus, it is important to look at the mineral content and pick out the best and most beneficial one for you.

Lastly, ensure that the amount of sodium is adequate and not too high as it can be harmful to the body. The average content is 2mg per 100ml.

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In conclusion, there are various health benefits of mineral water

With close reference to the benefits mentioned above, mineral water has an overall benefit in the following way:

  1. Promotes bone health- Reduces osteoporosis and hip fractures.

  2. Promotes cardiac health and prevents cardiovascular disorders.

  3. Lowering blood pressure by increasing the levels of calcium and magnesium to an adequate amount.

  4. Helps treat constipation by drawing osmotic water into the intestines and relaxing intestinal muscles.

  5. Helps regulate body temperature and pH balance in the body.

  6. Regulates blood flow and helps in breathing.

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