Drinking canteen, mineral, medicinal: what is the difference between store water and how to choose the one you need?
Do you know the phrase that a person is exactly what he eats? So, it is more correct to say that a person is what he drinks, because water is the main component of human cells. But how to choose the exact mineral water that suits you at the moment? Let's tell.
Getting confused when choosing mineral water is not so difficult, because the assortment in supermarkets and shops is quite wide, and just looking at the labels of this variety is unlikely to help if you do not understand what they are talking about. Let's try to figure it out.
Classification of mineral waters
Mineral water is classified according to the level of mineralization and by purpose. As far as it is clear from the inscriptions on the labels, water can be table (natural table / drinking), table medicinal and mineral-medicinal.
In our country, water that has a mineralization of more than 1 g / dm³ is called mineral. All other types of water are potable. Natural table water can be consumed every day as a refreshing drink, because the mineralization in it is quite low: less than 1 g / dm³.
But the water with the inscription "medicinal table" should be drunk just like that every day, because that you like her taste is not worth it. After all, such water is medicinal and should be taken as prescribed by a doctor. In addition, you cannot drink it systematically, only periodically. Its mineralization ranges from 1 to 8 g / dm³.
All water with a mineralization of more than 8 g / dm³ is considered mineral-medicinal: it has a strong effect on the human body, so you can drink it only as prescribed by doctors.
Natural mineralization or artificial?
Yes, the mineralization of water is not only natural, but also artificial, that is, enriched in the factory. Of course, water of natural origin is much more useful than artificially mineralized water, because nature itself contains the necessary content of soluble mineral salts. And the taste of water and its beneficial effect on the body depend on the location and mineralization.
Natural water is usually obtained directly from the ground or through a special well. And it is possible to call bottled mineral water spring water only if its chemical composition fully coincides with the composition of spring water. The place of the spill is also important - it should be no further than 50 m from a borehole or a spring.
Artificially mineralized water is deeply purified water from a water supply system. During such cleaning, not only harmful substances, but also useful ones, do not remain in the water. The water becomes practically distilled. And only then, in such prepared water, microelements are added. Yes, in this way you can "copy" any useful mineral water. But in fact, such water remains "dead", since there are absolutely no beneficial microorganisms in it.
5 useful tips from specialists
In order not to get into artificially mineralized water and not spend money on a drink that is of no use will not bring, it is worth listening to 5 useful advice from experts.And they advise:
Choose mineral water of well-known brands that have established themselves as a quality supplier in the market of bottled mineral waters, such as BUVETTE LUX. These industries have special laboratories that monitor the level of water quality and safety.
Be sure to read the labels on water bottles. In doing so, pay attention to the place of production and spillage of water. Firstly, this way you will find out how environmentally friendly the region where the water is produced is (it is unlikely that it will be of high quality in an industrial place). And, secondly, you will find out whether the water has undergone artificial enrichment.
Technical conditions, the so-called TU, must be indicated on quality water. If there is such a mark, it means that the product meets all the requirements of GOST and is registered with this body. And the technology of extraction and spill complies with all regulations.
Pay attention to how the label is applied. If it is uneven, it looks dirty and untidy, then this should alert. Most likely, this water is fake, and the labels are glued by hand, because there is no special equipment.
And, of course, high-quality drinking or medicinal water cannot be cheap. High-quality packaging, auxiliary materials, equipment maintenance, control of all production processes, etc. - all this requires certain costs. That is why cheap bottled water "speaks" only about the fact that funds are not invested in production, and accordingly