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How healthy is mineral water?

Natural mineral water is very healthy. It contains numerous minerals and trace elements which are valuable for the human organism. Apart from this, it has zero calories.

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Why are minerals so important for our body?

The human organism consists of more than 60% of water. Mineral salts bind water in the body and – from a physiological point of view – maintain a well-balanced water base. In particular older people who usually eat less, should make sure that their intake of mineral salts is guaranteed by drinking sufficient mineral water.

If your body does not have a well-balanced proportion of the correct minerals and nutrients, this may result in a health risk after some time.

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How easily digestable is carbonic acid?

Side effects on health for carbonic acid or carbon dioxide (Co2) are not known. However, it is possible that carbonic acid does not agree with certain people, as some people do not agree with garlic, onions or peppers. Carbonic acid can be reduced in mineral water by using a swizzle stick or spoon.

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Why and how should we drink “Kaiserwasser” mineral water?

“Kaiserwasser” is described as mineral water because the total content on salts is equivalent to 500 to 1500 mg (the label states the following value: residue 180°, i.e. the amount of salt left after water evaporation at 180° equals approx. 830 mg/l).

“Kaiserwasser” has a low nitrate level (pollution value of organic nature which is traced back to animal excretions, industrial waste and nitrogenous fertilizer). In “Kaiserwasser”, this nitrate level is approx. 1.5 mg/l, unlike 45 mg/l on average value.

“Kaiserwasser” is classified as a calcium-sulphate water due to its contents on calcium and sulphate) and is low in sodium. The water emerges from a spring as “still” water, i.e. the carbon content is low. It should be drunk “still” and not too cold (6 to 12° Celsius) as in this way, the organoleptic characteristics are more effective. These characteristics change in mineral waters which have added carbonic acid, as low temperatures and carbon, numb the taste buds.

People suffering from stomach problems should drink “still” water (carbonic acid stimulates stomach acid) and after meals as the base content is quite low (pH value: approx. 7.6) and partly neutralizes acid. ”Still” mineral water is recommended to all people who suffer from flatulence and weight problems (carbonic acid supports the mobility of the stomach and decreases the feeling of saturation). Drink during meal times to increase the effect.

“Kaiserwasser” mineral water has a certain level of calcium (approx. 190 mg/l) which is important for children - for strengthening of teeth and bones - and for the elderly. For this reason, water should be drunk slowly and in small amounts during the day. This mineral water is also recommended for people who cannot eat milk products (due to a missing lactose enzyme).

“Kaiserwasser” avails of a certain amount of sulphates (approx. 450 mg/l) which, due to magnesium, have a slight purgative effect and might give relief in the case of constipation. In addition the sulphates stimulate the metabolism of the liver cells and may therefore help to support liver functions.

Due to the above mentioned characteristics, “Kaiserwasser” mineral water should especially be taken during childhood, for a protein-rich nutrition (more water needs to be taken to support secretion of high-protein roughages via the kidneys), during pregnancy (alternating monthly with a mineral water containing a low amount of minerals), by sportsmen (as water is enriched with salts) and by the elderly who are not very thirsty.

“Kaiserwasser” is less diuretic than a lot of mineral waters which have a low mineral content (see label).

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