Blue Mountain Mineral Waters - naturally alkaline bottled water

Mineral Waters and Health

Why is drinking enough water so important?

Water is essential to keep our bodies healthy. Water makes up more than two-thirds of our body weight and every bodily function & organ depends on it. A mere 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, poor concentration. Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue.

Besides aiding in digestion and absorption of food, water regulates body temperature and blood circulation, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, and removes toxins and other wastes. Water also cushions joints and protects tissues and organs, including the spinal cord, from shock and damage. On the other hand, lack of water (dehydration) can be the cause of many illnesses.

How much water should you drink?

It is recommended that you should drink around two litres or eight glasses of water per day. This amount is enough to replace the fluid that's lost each day through things such as perspiration, breathing, urinating and bowel movements. But in circumstances like exercising, when it's hot, when you're at high altitudes, or you're unwell, pregnant or breastfeeding, you need to drink more water.

Mineral water vs Spring water?

The difference is simply the mineral content, which affects the pH, 7 being neutral, below 7 is acidic, above 7 is alkaline. Historically in Australia most of our bottled waters are Spring waters ( low mineral content < 250 mg/L of dissolved solids), whereas in Europe it has been traditional to drink mineral waters.
The most important thing is to make sure you enough water.

What is alkaline water?

Alkaline water is gaining in recognition and popularity among health professionals and consumers alike. It is slowly becoming accepted that an alkalising diet may have a positive impact on health and vitality. Just as you need to look after the pH level of your pool, your body also has a pH level that needs to be kept in balance too.

The alkalinity of water is measured by what is called the pH level which stands for 'potential of hydrogen'. The pH scale ranges from 0 on the acidic end, to 14 on the alkaline end with 7 being neutral. So waters with a pH reading below 7 are acidic and those above 7 are alkaline. Many people wrongly assume all drinking water is neutral. The fact is, most bottled water & filtered waters are acidic. Alkaline water is also considered to be water with more oxygen, and better for hydration.

Acid / Alkaline Balance

For more information on Alkaline water and your Acid / Alkaline Balance, please visit the alkalife website.