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Why Does the Taste of Mineral Water Change?

Whether it's mild, carbonated or still, with less or more vitamin content, the question arises: why can the taste of mineral water change when we drink it?
We often hear about the importance of hydration and, specifically, water consumption. Regular and sufficient intake of water is essential for maintaining our health. It's interesting to delve into what we're actually drinking and whether we're choosing the right kind of mineral water for our bodies.

In Hungary, nearly a hundred wells and springs provide recognized, natural mineral water, with 45-50 of those being bottled.

Consuming mineral water serves to replenish the body's fluids and electrolytes, containing trace elements that are easily processed and absorbed by the body. Mineral waters available in stores can contain calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, chlorine, iron, zinc, phosphorus, fluoride, iodine, and silicon. The type and amount of dissolved substances define the taste of the water.

The mineral composition of mineral waters varies depending on the minerals dissolved from rocks; hence, it is recommended to consider the mineral content when purchasing them.

Let's take a look at what substances can be found in mineral waters:

Calcium is an essential mineral that the human body cannot produce on its own, thus it must be obtained through diet or supplements.

Potassium is vital for the body, playing a key role in various physiological functions. Its level is affected by dietary intake, climate conditions, physical activity, sodium levels, and the use of diuretics (water pills). Both too high and too low levels of potassium can be harmful to the body.

Magnesium is a trace element needed by every cell in the human body, in varying amounts depending on the cell type. It contributes as an indispensable co-molecule to the functioning of enzymes involved in numerous biochemical processes. Men who perform intense physical labor and top athletes, in particular, require a higher intake of magnesium: 350-400 mg per day.

Sodium plays a crucial role in many physiological processes, such as maintaining fluid balance, nerve signal transmission, urine production, and proper muscle function.

Many people drink exclusively mineral water. Drinking mineral water is especially beneficial during the hot summer days for the body's salt and water balance. However, for larger quantities consumed over a longer period, tap water is recommended due to the reasons mentioned above. Besides its chemical composition, the cost-effectiveness of tap water and the fact that its consumption does not produce plastic waste should also be considered. For those who regularly drink mineral water, it is advised to opt for waters with a lower mineral content. It is not wise to drink the same type of mineral water for extended periods, so alternating between different kinds is advisable.

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