It is important to read the label on mineral water to make the right choice according to health or taste. The place of origin, the locality where the water is bottled and the best before date (or the date until which the product retains its specific properties when stored correctly).
“The label is mandatory and indicates that the analysis have been certified and approved by a third-party laboratory which is usually a University. But not all, only those present in a list made by the Ministry of Health” explains Matteo Vitali to Adnkronos, Head of laboratory of University of Rome who deals with the analysis of more than 30 Italian waters.
Included in the information is a series of indications about the composition: nutritional and microbiological.
In the latter case, if the statement contains “pure”, it means that the analysis of the source does not have the presence of dangerous bacteria”.
In addition, from the medical point of view, everyone should have a “tailor-made” water, especially if they have medical problems, disturbances or are overweight: “who suffers from constipation – notes Marco Guida, specialist from University Federico II in Naples – should opt for a water that is rich in magnesium. In the summer to replenish and rehydrate the body, it is better to drink a slightly acidic water with carbon dioxide, sulfates help those with bile secretion. For the sporty – he adds – the minerals rich in sodium chloride help to quench thirst after exercising.”