Since a grown person should drink 2 liters a day, one should think about what the best choice of liquid is. At best, it is a drink without a lot of additional sugar and other artificial additions. Unquestionably, pure water is best for the body. But water is not just water.
At the hiking hotel Kirchner in Austria, where I have been several times already for hiking and winter sports, they offer gemstone water. It is provided in a water carafe which has gemstones inside. The minerals dissolve in the water and enrich it. They pass on their healing powers to the water and make you slim, fit, beautiful and healthy. This sounds too good to be true. Or not?
The gemstone water is actually just water from the tab which simulates the enriching of water by minerals by adding the gemstones. This basically makes mineral water out of it. For comparison, when you buy mineral water, it originates from underground water resources and contains, other than spring water, a constant amount of minerals like Magnesium, Calium, Calcium, Sulfat etc. It is of natural origin but doesn’t necessarily contain more minerals than tab water. In Germany and Austria, tab water is by far the cheapest and the mineral composition is mostly more strictly controlled than of mineral waters.
But why is the question about the minerals in water so important? Since our body is not capable of making his own minerals, we have to take them in externally. This happens mostly by foods but can be added by water. For sporty people it is important to drink mineral water because we lose lots of them when we sweat. So when we drink water instead of any other sugary drink, we do get a little bit closer to the goal to become slim, fit, beautiful and healthy.