Water – spoilt for choice

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Water – spoilt for choice


Water – our body and our organs need to be adequate supplies. How much water or liquid we should take a day to us is individually different. As the body signals to us but only in the case of a bottleneck that the supplies are scarce, the rule-of-thumb: 1.5 to 2 liters of fluid in the Form of drinks per day. But water is not just water …

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Apart from the well-known mineral water, there are a number of other types of water, which all differ significantly from each other: by their origin, their composition and taste. So we have the agony of choice:

Drinking Water (Tap Water)

Tap water is not obtained from a mineral water from deep – water, but from groundwater or surface water. The quality of this water is not the same everywhere, it varies rather from place to place. In contrast to mineral water, it is not natural purity. Depending on how clean it is, it must be, therefore, of the water works and cleaned recycled. For example, it can be treated with chlorine or in addition, through active carbon filter.

In Germany, the drinking water is checked frequently and thoroughly. So you can expect a good quality. However, caution is necessary when the water flows out of the outdated lead pipes.

Natural Mineral Water

Mineral water is a pure natural product that is derived from the so-called deep water. This has formed over the many decades of rain water. It is naturally purified and filtered by seeping through layers of soil and rock. In this way, the water also absorbs carbon dioxide and minerals. The more carbon dioxide contains a water, the more minerals are dissolved from the surrounding rock layers.

Mineral water must originate from an underground source and natural purity. It is bottled directly at the spring, and is the only food that needs to be officially recognized. In the case of natural mineral water, nothing may be added. Only the removal of iron and the regulation of the content of carbonic acid are permitted. In addition, it must be stated on the label: method for treatment, the source name, the filling station, the date and result of the officially recognised analysis.

Healing water

Natural healing water needs to be higher standards. It must come from special healing springs and is subject to the strict guidelines of the medicines act.

As finished medicinal products are medicinal waters must have a medical efficacy, for example, prevent disease, alleviate or even heal. Possible application to diseases for example, chronic gastro-intestinal, various kidney diseases and osteoporosis.

Source water

Also the source of water comes from underground water resources. It must, however, have no detectable effects on the health, not of a constant amount of minerals and is not officially recognised.

The composition of the source water the same standards as tap water can be created.

Bottled water

Bottled water does not have to be of natural origin. It is an artificial mixture of tap water and other ingredients, such as salt water or mineral water.

Since table water is not bound to a certain source, it may be at any place produced and bottled and also “loose”, so on beer pumps, are offered. In contrast to mineral water, it must be not recognised officially.

Too little water can be frauds

If the climate is hot and oppressive, and can complaints such as headaches and circulatory problems with dizziness be a sign of a lack of water in the body. Many people do not drink enough, but not the Right one. Alcoholic beverages, sugary soft drinks, mixed milk drinks or juices are not a good thirst quencher, on the contrary.

Much better mineral water or good drinking water. If you don’t like it pure, you can mix it with the juice, wherein the mixture ratio of one part juice and two parts of mineral water should be. Because when you sweat and also plenty of salt is lost, it is recommended that a mineral water with a minimum of 250 milligrams of sodium. It is also important that not too much is consumed, but in small SIPS throughout the day. To quickly captured the water is also excreted quickly by the kidneys and on hot days sweat.

The right amount to drink is, however, not only for the water balance of the body is important, but also for digestion. Because the body absorbed the water from the intestine. Who suffers in warm weather, sudden constipation, you should increase the daily intake. Because a solid bowel movement indicates a significantly low amount of drink.