With its refreshing effervescence, sparkling water already has an advantage over dull still water. Besides keeping you hydrated, sparkling water can have health benefits as a result of its mineral content. Compliment a glass of cold sprinkled water with a dash of fresh lemon juice and toast for your health.

 

The Basics: Hydration

People often find the soft taste of running water, unattractive and as a result may not drink enough. However, proper hydration is the key to optimum health, and water is the ideal liquid for general hydration needs because it is low in calories and without sugar. Proper hydration is compatible with good health, helping the body to cool, keeping the mouth, nose and eyes moist, promoting optimal joint and muscle function, keeping skin healthy, cleansing your body of toxins and reducing your blood’s volume to improve cardiovascular health. If you can not drink enough pure water, sparkling water can please your palate and help you drink more water for better health.

 

Rich source of calcium to strengthen bones

It is called “mineral” water for good reason: it contains significant amounts of minerals, such as calcium. Although the amount of calcium varies between brands, some options contain as much as 348 milligrams of calcium per liter. That’s 44% of the daily value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Best known for its role in promoting bone resistance, calcium is also essential for muscle function including heart function, as well as cell signaling, nerve transmission and hormone secretion. Combined with a balanced diet, drinking mineral water can help you get the calcium you need for optimum health.

 

Add more magnesium to your diet.

Magnesium plays an important role in many biological functions, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, and regulation of blood sugar and blood pressure. It is also necessary for energy production. Many people do not get enough magnesium in their diets, according to a study article published in the January 2002 issue of “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” however, the study concluded that mineral water can provide a valuable source of magnesium in a natural, calorie-free way. The sparkling mineral water can contain up to 108 milligrams of magnesium per liter, which is 29% of the daily value of this mineral.

 

When the mineral water is not healthy

Flavored gas water may contain sugar or artificial sweeteners. That’s not what you want when you’re looking for a good hydration option. Some brands of sparkling water may also lack the minerals responsible for many of its health benefits. When choosing a brand of mineral sprinkled water, go for one with high mineral content, with no sugar and low artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors. Add fresh fruit to your drink for a natural sensation of sweetness.