Before we get started, we need to iron out some of the details (ha!) Mineralized water is more than the bubbly, soda water that you pick up in the grocery store. Sure, those bottled beverages have their own list of health benefits, but we're talking about real, natural, mineralized water - not the kind that can be manufactured artificially. The water that we're talking about replicates the natural process that water goes through in nature- flowing through streams and passing over stones to obtain essential trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron.
Using gravity to facilitate the filtration and mineralization process, Santevia products offer you mineralized water as genuine as water you would find in nature. But what's the big deal anyway? People everywhere are jumping on the mineral water train, and we're here to tell you why that's a good thing.
Besides tasting better than regular bottled or tap water, mineralized water is great for your health. Here's a list of 10 benefits of drinking mineralized water every day
1. Hydrates More Efficiently
Some research shows that drinking mineralized water (as opposed to tap water), will actually hydrate your skin more efficiently.
2. Replaces Electrolytes
Our sweat contains trace minerals like sodium, calcium, potassium and iron, so when we work out we're losing a lot of electrolytes. But instead of reaching for a bottle of Gatorade after your next work out, opt for a calorie-free alternative - like mineralized water. The trace minerals in Santevia water will help your body replenish its mineral stores and make recovery quicker and easier.
3. Increases Physical Alertness
Minerals like calcium and magnesium are required for proper growth and functioning of human muscles, and they actually improve the response rate of muscles. So next time you feel your body getting tired mid-day, skip the coffee and fill up on a glass of clean, alkaline water instead. The trace minerals in alkaline water include calcium and magnesium, which will work to keep your body functioning at its best.
4. Increases Mental Alertness
Just like the rest of the muscles in your body, your brain also needs minerals to function properly. Most importantly, it needs potassium - the "memory charging" mineral. Unlike other beverages that you might be drinking, mineral water will actually strengthen your memory and keep you mentally alert - so keep sipping!
5. Manages Blood Pressure
Mineral water, a great source of calcium and magnesium, will help to regulate blood pressure levels. Those two important minerals will help balance the electrolyte levels in your brain and the rest of your body, which is a crucial step in regulating blood pressure. So in addition to proper exercise and rest, make sure to drink at least eight glasses of mineralized water every day.
6. Reduces the Risk of Cardiac Disease
In addition to balancing your electrolytes, mineral water will actually inhibit the growth of LDL (or bad cholesterol) in your capillaries, which will lessen the risk of developing a cardiac disease. This doesn't mean that you should cancel your gym membership quite yet though - adequate exercise and healthy eating are still extremely important for heart strength. It does mean that you're helping out your heart with every glass of mineral water you drink. Even better - Santevia water adds minerals that alkalize the water, which will help your body to neutralize acidity, preventing further illnesses as well.
7. Eases Arthritis
Are your day-to-day activities starting to take a toll on your joints? Don't worry, there's an easy way to help ease some of that pain. Alkaline, mineralized water is a simple remedy for rheumatoid arthritis and bone degenerative disorder. Its minerals and compounds have an anti-inflammatory effect that will reduce swelling and pain in your joints. So grab your sneakers and get outside for a walk - but don't forget to bring your mineralized water in a Tritan Bottle.
8. Regulates Body Fat
Not only is mineralized water a calorie-free beverage to sip on throughout the day, it also offers a great deal of fat metabolizing minerals. The minerals will actually help your body break down fat, helping you stay slim and lean. Of course this doesn't mean that you should start gnawing on more junk food throughout the day (Ahem! - chips and chocolate), but it does mean that you will be helping your body metabolize fat and stay healthy.
9. Improves Bone Health
Calcium! Our favourite mineral friend can be found in more drinks than just cow's milk. Mineralized water is rich in calcium, so by drinking it everyday you will help to nourish your bones, teeth, and even nails. In fact, you may even want to turn in your dairy products in favour of some healthier, calcium-rich foods that will keep your body healthy and strong.
10. Reduces Acidity
Of course we had to save the best for last. Mineralized water naturally raises the pH of your drinking water, which will provide you with alkaline water to sip on. Most of the foods and drinks in our diet are fairly acidic (think processed foods and even some meats), so it's important to help your body neutralize and reduce some of that acid. Drinking mineralized, alkaline water will help your body stay at its optimal pH of 7.35 and reduce illnesses like acid re-flux, arthritis, and in some cases, even cancer. So keep your body healthy by filling up on alkaline, mineralized water next time you're thirsty.
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