Drops of curiosity
We speak of purity: Do you know what your Drinking?
Firstly, by law, in order to be considered as " natural mineral water ", the water must either, have the origin of an underground mine, come from one or more natural sources or perforated and which have specific characteristics, such as sanitation and possibly properties favourable to health". The water must be bottled at font, i.e. as it is flowing out of the spring, without any treatment or "healing", then into secure containers where is then under observation. For marketing purposes, it is finally necessary to have recognition of the Ministry of Health. After should obtain an evaluation of geological studies and analysis of bacteriological and chemical-physical characteristics of the water. A process that in general ensures quality and
absolute safety. This selection of criteria allows us to bring the best quality water to the table. This making it an indispensable product. Also importantly affirming the correct evidence on the label, stating the values of the various elements in it reported.
The mineral water is one of the most precious assets that could considered the foundation of maintain a healthy everyday life; its vital to understand the importance to preserve the health and welfare of every individual within the whole society.
We learn to read the label
By law it is permitted on the label of mineral water some certain terms of its content in trace elements and that can influence the choice of the consumer:
- It can have a diuretic effect
- suitable for low-sodium diets
- It stimulates digestion
Other values shown on the label should nevertheless be checked and taken into account in the water that we bring to the table:
For daily consumption it is advisable to choose water with low fixed residue (mineral). The fixed residue is the quantity of mineral salts dissolved in one liter of water, which determines the classification of water itself, and should be less than 500 mg / l. A second very important parameter is that relating to nitrates and nitrites, nitrogen compounds or pollutants, the levels of which of course must be the lowest possible, and in any case not exceeding 50 mg / l
Sodium is another key value for the choice of a mineral water. It is a trace element useful for the transmission of nerve impulses in our cells and helps regulate the body's water-salt budget, but in too high concentrations can cause fluid retention. Water is considered low sodium content when it presents quantities of less than 20 mg / l.
Water hardness is ultimately determined by its content of calcium and magnesium: high levels of these elements classified as limestone, but there are no statutory limits.