• Stephanie Hinds

The benefits of drinking mineral water

I was in Portugal in May of 2016 when I was introduced to the magic that is mineral water.

I’d heard of it before, I had even tried it, but for some reason, it took a while to actually like and enjoy.

Fast forward to now, I really love it, I even crave it, particularly after finding out the benefits of it. Let’s face it, all water is good. And if you’re hydrating with something other than pop or those garbage energy drinks, you’re golden. But there’s nothing like finding something you truly enjoy that doubles as a good health practice.

Here are a few reasons you should indulge in bubbly water.

Decreases risk of heart disease

According to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, there are a ton of reasons that people who drink regular water are more likely to have heart disease, but it likely has to do with the sulfur in mineral water.

Admittedly, I was really bad in science class and was under the assumption that sulfur isn’t something you want to ingest. But if the doctor says it has health benefits and tastes yummy, then science is exactly the reason I indulge in this stuff.

Helps clear skin

For someone like me with sensitive skin, this makes mineral water even more attractive. I often experience random breakouts despite coming up with several tactics to maintain a fresh face.

The high quantities of silica in mineral water is said to help strengthen cells between elastin and collagen fibers and slow wrinkle formation.

Some go as far as to use mineral water as a face toner or cleanser, and I don’t doubt that that works wonders. But considering I’m already paying for water that otherwise comes free from a tap, I just drink it, enjoy it and hope it does what it’s supposed to.

Maintains muscle performance

If you suffer from aches, pains and cramps, it’s often a sign of magnesium deficiency. Luckily for you, there’s mineral water! According to the New Health Guide, the magnesium in it is essential for our bodies, especially for those who exercise and stretch on a daily basis.

Magnesium helps our muscles to relax and contract properly. The calcium in mineral water is also beneficial to bone function. So drink up, buttercup.

Lowers blood pressure

A study found that mineral water drinkers who indulged in a litre everyday lowered their blood pressure.

Another way to do this is to eat foods like beans, avocados, sweet potatoes and kale. Mineral water is an easy way to keep your blood pressure in check.

So not only does it taste good, but works wonders for our health. If you’ve never tried it, or if you have and didn’t enjoy it, try to reintroduce yourself to it slowly. The next time you’re out at a restaurant and they ask if you want tap or sparkling, go for the bubbly!

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