Although it seems very simple, the water consumption is surrounded by a few myths and recommendations. Some of them are real, others are just assumptions or generalizations that are not true for each body. AQUA Carpatica destroys some of these water related myths.
1. You must consume two litres of water per day
Yes, if you are a sedentary or semi-active, medium-height and medium-weight adult. But if you are overstressed, if you make physical effort or your diets need a higher or lower consumption, this figure is just for reference. Each body needs a different quantity of water and it will signal that by the feeling of thirst.
2. Water facilitates weight-loss
Yes, as long as a part of the water is supplied from fruit and vegetables. Otherwise, water only gives a feeling of satiety with 0 calories and helps eliminate the water retained in the tissues – if it is well hydrated, the body has no reason to retain water and will give you the impression of losing weight.
3. Bottled drinking water does not cause health issues
Yes, if it is bottled from a verified source, if all the parameters are within the admitted limits and the end date has not passed. It is also important, especially in the preparation of baby food, that nitrate-content of water be the lowest. Unfortunately not all the waters in Romania display this indicator on their label.
4. Water helps the body detoxification
Yes, because water helps dilute the toxins in the blood, but a too large amount can damage the kidney function. A healthy option would be that a part of the water that is used by the body in the detoxification process be taken from green vegetables and fruit.
5. Distilled water is the purest and the healthiest
No, because distilled water does not contain mineral salts. Even if it is totally pure, distilled water does not hydrate the body because it does not contain sodium – this is an element that fixes water in the cells. After consuming this type of water, the body consumes the sodium reserves in order to be able to absorb the water and redistributes the water in the body.
The best alternative for consuming a pure still water is one with a balanced mineral content but also an almost null nitrate-content.