Gastroenterologist Kashuk: only table or medicinal table mineral water is suitable for quenching thirst

Therapeutic mineral water can be drunk only according to indications; it is not suitable for quenching thirst. Gastroenterologist Ekaterina Kashukh spoke about this.

Mineral water quenches thirst best – it replenishes the supply of minerals that the body loses with sweat. Choose table or medicinal mineral water, the marking is indicated on the container.

Medicinal mineral water can only be drunk if prescribed by a doctor. Due to its high mineral content, it can be harmful to health, – the doctor noted.

Ordinary water at room temperature is an excellent thirst quencher. Ice water can cause sore throat.

If you don’t like regular water, you can add a slice of lemon, cucumber, mint or basil.

Fermented milk drinks are very refreshing: kefir, yogurt, kumiss, ayran, tan. Remember that ayran and tan contain a lot of salt.

You should avoid coffee, kvass, sweet juices, carbonated drinks and alcohol in hot weather.

Mineral water comes in different types, depending on its chemical composition and origin.

1. Drinking mineral water is water enriched with minerals and trace elements. It can be natural or artificially carbonated.

2. Medicinal mineral water has certain medicinal properties and is used to treat various diseases. May contain high concentrations of minerals, gases or other active substances.

3. Table mineral water is used in cooking and for making drinks. It can be still or carbonated and have varying levels of minerals.

4. Mineral water with additives is enriched with various additives, such as vitamins, flavors or other beneficial substances.

Each brand and type of mineral water may have its own characteristics and properties. 

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.