Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Is Mineral Water Really Good For You?

Welcome my fellow learners, today we are going to read about mineral water, and put to rest the pros and cons.

Most of us now prefer to drink mineral water, whether it is because we have been brainwashed into thinking it is better than tap water remains to be seen. However in some parts of the world where water is not purified, then yes bottled water is the better option.

Anyway I digress, I look back over the years at all the technical marvels mankind has achieved, but I cannot help wondering that somewhere along the way we have lost something because of this. Decades back life was easier, people drank from the tap and did not have to worry about getting diseases, so I guess my question would be, have we taken a step back or a step forward?

Ok, where was I? Ah yes, nowadays experts are telling us that too many fizzy beverages can not only strip the lining off your stomach, but also rot your teeth and weaken bones. Well I have to admit the teeth part I agree with, one of my best friends used to take a glass of cola to bed with her every night, over the years her teeth slowly rotted, and I personally think it was because of this.

Anyway, mineral water is just water that is collected from a spring that they say contains minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Over the years, the egg heads have conducted intensive tests to debunk some of the above myths, let look into these more closely.

Mineral water weakens your bones, well according to them this is total rot. In fact they actually state the reverse, drinking this water will actually strengthen bones.
They also say that carbonated mineral water will actually regulate your blood pressure, as it contains up to 4 times the calcium and magnesium as normal tap water.
However, beware it has been tried and tested, on who or what defies logic? That carbonated water can cause stomach ulcers, who knew!

As for the teeth rotting the boffins are undecided, they are walking the middle of the road on this, and are saying that it is both true and false???? Some bottled water does not contain enough fluoride to protect the teeth, so just drinking this water is not enough. They suggest that you mix it with some tap water everyday, which begs the question of “why buy the stuff in the first place then”?

So there you have it folks, my scaled down version on the pluses and minuses of bottled water.


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