Mineral water refers to such water, which contains trace elements, dissolved salts and active elements. Such a liquid is usually used for spa treatment. And for external use, mineral water is suitable, baths are made with it, it is rinsed by the upper respiratory tract, the body.
Mineral water is abundantly presented on the shelves of our stores, it can be freely purchased and at home to take. But, as practice shows, our ideas about it are not always reliable. Hinder the objectivity of numerous myths, which are often satisfied with the townsfolk. Some of the most popular misconceptions about mineral water are worth debunking.
You can drink mineral water only on doctor’s recommendation.
At present, mineral water of different types gets into the bottles. It can be a medical-dining room or simply a dining room. And they should be distinguished, because the products are different. For eating table water there are no restrictions, but the medical-table variety is better not to eat regularly. Usually it is recommended by the doctor for therapeutic purposes. In the choice of table water there are no pitfalls, but additional and numerous requirements are put forward to the water for therapy.
It is better to purchase mineral water in a glass container than in a plastic container.
The plastic container has its undeniable advantages – it is easier to transport, it is airtight. If the composition contains polyethylene terephthalate, then the container will be harmless. Under ordinary conditions, nothing is allocated to the storage of water in it. But in the mid-1990s, when plastic containers began to appear in our country, manufacturers often used PVC (PVC). In such containers, after three months, the concentration of harmful substances exceeded the permissible standards. The water began to smell unpleasant. Most likely, that’s when the myth originated. People began to be wary of plastic bottles. There is such a problem today. One-day companies can use the cheapest option for their packaging. They can afford it, disappearing faster than they will get control bodies. Serious manufacturers will not allow themselves to produce tare from PVC. That is why it is worth choosing proven companies that have been operating in the market for a long time. Scientists have checked the electrical conductivity and magnetic radiation of mineral water in different containers. It turned out that the liquid in the plastic is more stable. This refutes the settled myth of the superiority of plastic. In general, the choice of packaging depends heavily on the mentality of people. So, in Germany, plastic chooses 5% of people, and in America – 80%, in Brazil, in general, 97%. Reasons here in the history of packaging. In Europe, bottled mineral water began in the middle of the XIX century, of course, in glass. But in Brazil, such a product appeared only in the 1960s, when more technologically advanced packaging came to the market.
Mineral water is the same as carbonated water.
It is worth sharing these two concepts. Mineralization implies the presence of salts of calcium, magnesium and potassium. Gasification, however, implies the presence of CO2 in the liquid. There are reasons why mineral water is aerated. Leading manufacturers do this to give the liquid a pleasant taste. But some manufacturers, not guaranteeing the quality of their product, try to kill the microorganisms with gas. That is why it is worth choosing proven brands of goods.
Carbonated mineral water is harmful.
Still Paracelsus said that any substance can become a poison. Just a question of quantity. The tradition of consumption of carbonated or non-carbonated water plays a role. So, in the Middle East or Africa, packaged water has only recently appeared. There are very few people who are interested in the carbonated version of it. But in Eastern Europe, such water is consumed regularly by 65-70% of citizens. To a healthy person, carbonated mineral water does not hurt, you just need to know the extent. This water is good for dilution of wine. To many, carbonated water seems more delicious.Much depends also on how the water is aerated. If this occurs at a lower temperature, the gases will not be visible. Water will also have an acidic pleasant taste. But recently new technologies have entered the business, operating at normal temperature. In this case, after the release of gases, no foreign taste is felt any more.
Water without mineral salts is more useful.
We take from good water to do bad. It begins to process, pass through filters, membranes, remove salts. The distilled water obtained cleanses calcium, worsening the person’s well-being. But high mineralization is harmful, causing kidney disease.
You can make mineral water yourself.
Some people try to add useful salts to the purified water, making it “mineral”. But there is no question of any naturalness at that time. In artificial conditions it is difficult to obtain the same product with the same composition as is present in the natural variant. Recreate the mineral water is impossible, the balance will in any case be violated. In the test were carried out tests. Of natural water, calcium is digested twice as much as from distillate with the same amount of minerals.
Mineral water can be mined everywhere, the quality depends only on the depth of the well.
The quality of natural water depends on the water layers it is extracted from. Those lie at different depths, and therefore the water in different territories is not the same. It is also necessary to take into account the composition of soils, not all can clean water well. It is naive to think that water quality rises with the depth of the well. We must also take into account the ecological situation in the region. Ground over the source of water is a kind of shield in the path of return waters. But if for many years industrial waters and agricultural poisons have penetrated into the soil, then the purity of water can not be expected. At a depth, water is under pressure, which helps to dissolve trace elements. But among them can be and harmful. Ecologists found that traces of nitrates, phosphates and pesticides are found at a depth of 700 meters. Finding good sources is difficult. In Ukraine, they are the most in the Carpathians, where there is not much industry and a weak load on the soil. And in Morshyn the water in general comes out by gravity. So nature cares about not to pump out water with pumps, but to deliver it to the person immediately outside.
анти Antibiotics are added to the mineral non-carbonated water.
According to the myth this is how long-term storage of liquid is achieved. The legend has appeared recently. In America, a study was conducted on the content of antibiotics and hormonal agents in natural and tap water. Measurements were taken in a hundred cities. It turned out that there is an extremely small number of antibiotics in tap water. But the same studies did not find any trace of such substances in bottled water. But this information about foreign research is not enough that it came to us, so it was transformed. There is no sense to add antibiotics to bottled mineral water. Not only that there is no universal remedy for all microorganisms, so also their use would increase the cost of the liquid by half. A stored non-carbonated water for a long time for another reason. Germs can not germinate themselves, they need to get into the bottle from the outside. With a good production culture, this is impossible. The best producers place clean underground water in the container, in which there are no pathogenic microorganisms. From the environment, they too can not get into the liquid, because in the shops air is decontaminated by bactericidal lamps. Attention is also paid to the clothes of the staff, and the cleanliness of bottles and caps.
Mineral water does not undergo additional treatment.
The mineral water that is offered for sale can be natural and prepared. And between these two species there are significant differences. Natural water comes from a natural underground source.In doing so, extreme care is taken in mining in order to preserve all the physical and chemical properties of the liquid. It has its own mineral salts, there are other chemical elements. When entering the well, the water temperature is stable. It is bottled not far from the place of extraction. Treatment of such water is only mechanical, its original composition does not change. But the prepared water is subjected to some external changes in its natural structure. It can be both artificial mineralization, and demineralization, ultraviolet treatment, chemical purification, reverse osmosis. In such water, mineral substances can be of both natural origin and artificially added.
Mineral water is harmful to athletes.
During training, it is necessary to use liquid to restore the body’s water balance. A large physical load leads to a loss of fluid, without it the muscles weaken. Yes, and the “dry” training is less effective. The main minerals for the work of the athlete’s body are calcium and magnesium. The first strengthens the bones, activates the enzymes, normalizes the work of the heart. But magnesium helps the energy to accumulate in the muscles, assimilate the protein, improves the blood supply of tissues. Mineral water with such elements will help athletes, improve their metabolic processes.
Mineral water can be consumed continuously to quench your thirst.
It seems that the mineral water can also quench your thirst and benefit the body at the same time. In fact, the human body still needs more conventional drinking water, which can be periodically replaced by mineral water. Yes, and it is still different. To quench a thirst with a curative variety is as harmful as trying to overcome a hunger with tablets from a headache. After all, in such mineral water the concentration of salts is more than 5-7 times higher. You can talk about benefits only to people who have certain diseases. But a healthy person regularly taken therapeutic mineral water will be even harmful. I want to quench better with table water, but to be treated – a therapeutic mineral water.
Mineral water should be drunk in pure form.
Sometimes from the mineral water comes nausea, and there are no other options for quenching thirst at hand. In this case, it is worth preparing on its basis delicious and healthy drinks. In the mineral water, you can add fruit juice, in proportion two to one. You can make drinks with the help of pureed fruits, shaking them, juice, ice and water in the shaker. If there is no other way out, how to drink mineral carbonated water, then from it you must at least release the gases. Completely they will leave the bottle in 2-3 hours.