Mineral water is alkaline water. It gets it’s alkalinity from the minerals dissolved in it, mostly calcium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are essential nutrients. They are responsible for mineral water’s health benefits. The US FDA regulates mineral water. According to the FDA mineral water is:
Water containing not less than 250 ppm total dissolved solids. In addition, it originates from a geologically and physically protected underground water source. It is characterized by constant levels and relative proportions of minerals and trace elements in the water. No minerals may be added to it. (Source: FDA website)
So mineral water according to the FDA is water that contains at least 250 parts per million total dissolved solids. It comes from an underground source. If you have hard water coming out of your tap, it may actually meet the FDA’s standard!
FACT: You can get healthy minerals like calcium and magnesium – straight from the tap – If you have hard water.
Mineral Water is Alkaline Water
The minerals in mineral water give it an alkaline pH. This means that it is alkaline water! Water becomes alkaline water any time it has a pH value greater than 7. The only reason alkaline water isn’t advertised as mineral water is because the FDA requires any water to be sold as mineral water to be sold in bottles.
Both are good for you
Alkaline water and mineral water contain calcium and magnesium, which is essential for health. Water may actually be the best source of minerals for your body. The body absorbs calcium and magnesium 30% easier and faster from water than it does from food or supplements
One of the largest studies on the benefits of alkaline water for heart health suggests that: “The more alkaline the water, the greater the protective effect on the arteries.” The health benefits of drinking alkaline water are numerous. Reduced blood pressure, weight reduction, blood sugar control, and better bone health.
Home water ionizers make mineral rich alkaline water
A water ionizer can make your tap water mineral-rich alkaline water if you have hard water. If you don’t have hard water you can add the necessary minerals to it with a remineralization cartridge. A water ionizer makes your water healthy by filtering toxins and then elevating the pH of the water using a process called electrodialysis.
Alkaline water from a water ionizer tastes better than any other kind of of water. This is because the minerals in mineral water causes water to have a bitter, chalky taste. A water ionizer retains healthy minerals in water, but changes their form. Alkaline water is good for health because of the minerals in it. In conclusion, with a water ionizer, you get all the healthy minerals and none of the chalky taste.
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