Water, mineral waters and health

Authors: Petraccia L (1) , Liberati G , Masciullo SG , Grassi M , Fraioli A
(1) Department of Clinic and Applied Medical Therapy, UOC of Medical Therapy and Thermal Medicine, Policlinico Umberto I, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Source: Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun;25(3):377-85
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2005.10.002 Publication date: 2006 Jun E-Publication date: Nov. 28, 2005 Availability: abstract Copyright: © 2005 Elsevier Ltd and European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Antonio Fraioli : Tel.: +390649974649, +390649974650; fax: +390649974651. Email : antonio.fraioli@uniroma1.it


Article abstract

The authors focus on water resources and the use of mineral waters in human nutrition, especially in the different stages of life, in physical activity and in the presence of some morbid conditions. Mineral water is characterized by its purity at source, its content in minerals, trace elements and other constituents, its conservation and its healing properties recognized by the Ministry of Health after clinical and pharmacological trials. Based on total salt content in grams after evaporation of 1l mineral water dried at 180 degrees C (dry residues), mineral waters can be classified as: waters with a very low mineral content, waters low in mineral content, waters with a medium mineral content, and strongly mineralized waters. Based on ion composition mineral waters can be classified as: bicarbonate waters, sulfate waters, sodium chloride or saltwater, sulfuric waters. Based on biological activity mineral waters can be classified as: diuretic waters, cathartic waters, waters with antiphlogistic properties. Instructions for use, doses, and current regulations are included.

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