The Water We Drink - Health Implications
Drinking water should not: contain disease-causing microorganisms and harmful chemicals.
Drinking water should be: clear, colorless and odorless, and low in chlorides, sulfates, phosphates.
Drinking water should contain: vital nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonates in proper quantities.
Drinking water, either tap or bottled usually comply with the two first requirements, but almost never comply with the last one: it does not contain vital for our body calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonates.
The absence of these minerals has tremendous health implications for people around the world: in developed and underdeveloped countries, for all social groups, and for all ages.