We all know water is good for us and that adequate hydration is essential to health but what exactly are the healthy minerals that are found naturally in drinking water?

When filtering out contaminants and pathogens that could pose a risk to health it is important to also protect the health-giving properties of drinking water and ensure "good" minerals remain in filtered drinking water.

Doulton's ceramic water filters are carefully designed and engineered to ensure that all the healthy minerals remain during the filtration process. Filters that fail to get that balance right could instead deliver empty drinking water.

What minerals are found naturally in water and why are they good for you?

Minerals are elements found in rocks that enter the water supply as it passes through the rocks and the minerals dissolve into the water.

Many of the minerals that are essential to health that we seek through dietary choices are also found in drinking water.

While bottled "mineral water" is marketed on the basis of being a good source of minerals it can often be the case that tap water is in fact more plentiful in natural minerals, this is particularly true in hard water areas.

Healthy minerals

The healthy minerals found naturally in drinking water include:

  • Calcium - Vital to the healthy development of bones and teeth.
  • Magnesium - Helps transform food into energy.
  • Potassium - Helps the heart function normally and balances fluid.
  • Sodium - Helps to maintain fluid balance.
  • Copper - Essential to growth and development. Copper also supports the growth of blood cells.
  • Zinc - Helps wounds to heal and supports cell development.
  • Phosphorus - Supports the development of bones and teeth.

A healthy lifestyle is the sum of all parts and drinking water that has healthy minerals whilst contaminants are removed plays a valuable part in that.

A high quality water filter, such as a Doulton Water filter will provide families with clean and healthy water on tap day after day - with the healthy minerals retained exactly where they should be.

As well as staying hydrated you can be sure you will still reap the benefits of naturally occurring healthy minerals safe in the knowledge common contaminants have been removed.

Daniel Berko