That bottled water is bad for the environment and the wallet has been known, but now also growing doubts about the widely presumed benefits of mineral water. That has in many cases even less minerals than ordinary filtered tap water. Filtered water or bottled water.
This is evident from Thursday published study on 29 brands of mineral water (sparkling) in Germany. Thirds contain "very low frequency" minerals, says Stiftung Warentest, an independent testing institute co-financed by the German government.
There is not enough calcium in order to do something for the bones and too little magnesium where the muscles have something. Two watermarks supermarket Lil even contain fewer minerals than tap water of major cities like Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.
More serious is that the researchers at twelve brands - including Evian - germs saw that it strictly for consumption by infants, elderly and sick people necessarily make the water boil first. Six water containing aldehyde, a taste-spoiling substance that enters the water from the plastic wall of the bottle. Drinking water sources.
Quiet mineral water, without bubbles, is a trendy drink. What kind of water to drink. Sales in Germany rose 14 percent last year and also in the Netherlands is increasing sales, but so you can drink as good and cheaper water. Tap water is not healthy anymore, therefore filter.
The Belgian company Spa is there obviously disagree. "Whether few or many minerals in it, does not matter," Jean-Benoit Scrams considers commercial director. "Spa is low because of the minerals rock to our sources. The point is that it has a natural mineral water purity and therefore is not treated with chemicals. That's different than tap water. "
However, the term mineral suggesting the presence of minerals. "That image has indeed little to offer," says Gertjan Medema, professor of water quality and health at TU Delft. 'Moreover, minerals like calcium and magnesium also get in through food. " Tap water is not only cheaper but also more environmentally friendly, argues the professor, scientific director at drinking organization KWR. Depending on the situation thirty thousand times.