The calcium content in the white water is able to meet the body’s needs thus preventing osteoporosis, according to a study from scientists in Germany. So if so far people assume that the calcium is only in milk alone, it is not true because the ground water also contained these minerals.
According to Theresa Greupner of Leibniz University Hannover in Germany, with increasing obesity cases in the world, promoting an alternative source of calcium besides milk is very important.
The reason is that people who are already overweight do not continue to consume milk on the grounds to meet the needs of calcium.
“Mineral water as a source of calcium is a calorie free alternative,” explains Theresa Greupner.
He concluded so after conducting research with his team. They examined the body’s ability to absorb the calcium contained by five products, with a calcium mineral count of 300 milligrams.
Of the 21 volunteers who participated in the study, it was concluded that the best source of calcium is ground water. This is compared to other sources of calcium including animal milk.
The study has been published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
Previously, similar studies have been done in Italy much earlier. Italian scientist, Dr. Maria Luisa Brandi from the University of Florence stated in 2004 the study has been held in his country.
“We recommend water with high calcium content for osteoporosis patients,” says Brandi.
Health advice given in Germany, ideally one day a person needs to drink two liters of water or more than three cups of milk to get a daily standard requirement of 1,000 milligrams of calcium. Americans even suggest 1,300 milligrams of calcium for intake per day. (Reuters).