Any Health Benefits in Drinking Mineral Water? Are there any health benefits in drinking mineral water? There are many and the most important reason is the minerals in the water that will benefit you from its healing properties. Our body can easily absorb minerals from a water source when compared from food source. Hence, you will gain more by drinking. Other health benefits of drinking mineral water are: 1. Detoxify the Body It helps to detoxify the body from any potentially harmful substances. The best time to benefit from this process is to drink it first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Start with one glass and gradually progress to two glasses. 2. No Calories in Mineral Water There are no calories in mineral water, so you don't have to worry about weight issues. 3. Replacing Electrolytes Our body sweat is water that have varying amount of dissolved minerals such as chloride, sodium, calcium, iron, potassium and other minerals. Hence, when we sweat, we will get rid of body heat as well as lose water and these electrolytes. Drinking mineral water will help to replenish this lost water from sweating, and will replenish and balance the electrolytes in the body. 4. Calcium for Our Body For people who suffer from lactose intolerance, drinking mineral water will provide part of their calcium intake. Refer to the World Health Organization report for more detail. Link shown below. 5. Lower Your Cholesterol This may surprise you, but based on a study published in 2004 by the Journal of Nutrition , drinking mineral water can lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good cholesterol (HDL). The study concluded that this may be due to the sodium content, present in mineral water. 6. Better Hydrating Effect Based on studies, (by S. Williams, N. Krueger, M. Davids, D. Kraus and M. Kerscher in 2007), drinking mineral water (as compared to tap water), showed a better skin hydrating effect. Drinking mineral water and especially sparkling mineral water will motivate you to drink more, as it tastes better than tap water! So keep the body hydrated and drink at least 8 glasses of water. Drink even more if you do workout, or are out on a hot sunny day. 7. Prevent Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Memory Loss Based on report from UK's The Daily Mail newspaper, drinking a litre of silicon-rich mineral water every day can reduce the cognitive decline in Alzheimer's memory loss. This is done by removing neurotoxin aluminium from the bodies. The newspaper quoted research done at Keele University in Staffordshire, England.