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We are supposed to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, as recommended by
Herbs put the finishing touches to meals. However, their aroma can only be fully appreciated if
When bananas have been left in the fruit bowl for a long time, the overripe, brown fruit can be
Scorzonera or black salsify is not a particularly good-looking vegetable with its dark, earthy skin.
You can’t concentrate or your tummy is rumbling. Many people grab the simplest solution – a

Mineral water travels a long way

Natural mineral water is obtained from natural sources that originate underground. It consists of rainwater that has, over the course of many years, seeped deep underground through little cracks and crevices in the earth’s surface. In the process, it has been purified by gravel, sand and stone, as well as by the micro-organisms that live in the ground. It dissolves minerals present in the various layers of stone. In volcanic areas, this is supplemented by natural carbon dioxide, which rises from the depths of the earth and also enriches the mineral water. It is bottled immediately at the source. The nutritionist Harald Seitz assures consumers that “compliance with concentration limits and strict controls ensure that mineral water is of high quality.”

500 different mineral waters in Germany

The average German drinks 140 litres of mineral water, curative water and table water every year. There is a wide selection – roughly 200 mineral springs offer more than 500 different mineral waters and 35 curative waters in Germany alone. The various mineral waters taste so different from one another because the composition and concentration of the minerals, as well as the carbon dioxide, varies. Classic mineral waters in the “medium” category – with medium-level carbonation, in other words – are the most popular. Consumers who choose local water also limit the environmental impact by reducing the distance the water has to travel.

In the summer, it can be a good idea
to drink 2-3 litres of water a day

Seitz emphasises that “it is particularly important to drink enough fluids in the summer.” On average, adults should drink at least 1.3 to 1.5 litres of water a day. “When the temperature soars, you lose a lot of water by sweating, so that it can be necessary to drink double that, however,” as Seitz explains. Even slight dehydration can reduce physical and mental performance. 

Source: Heike Kreutz, www.aid.de