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Re: Do you drink tap water?

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So, in addition to calcium, one can get an extra dose of healthy protein from one's water - how's that for a bonus?
It's crap. I'd rather have the 100k the Glencore minions are being given
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

I think tap water in Switzerland is not tasting everywhere same.
In my previous flat, the taste was perfect, I never taught of buying bottled water. At work it is fine too.

however, after I moved to my current flat, which is quite old, I am not sure why, maybe from pipes or something else, the water is not tasting as good as before - so I use bottled water at the moment.

If the water is very cold, you wont make the difference in the taste.

for bottled water, my choice is rocchetta (green bottles/italian) from denner
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Old 11.05.2011, 11:13
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

We now have a "table water" machine in the office - which comes straight off the mains. Tastes perfectly OK to me.
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Old 11.05.2011, 11:20
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

Side note: The helth requirements on bottled mineral water are significantly lower than the ones on tap water! So bottled water may contain much higher levels of many minerals than tap water... in short: Tap water is always safe while some of the "strongest" bottled waters may be not ideal to prepare baby food or something similarly sensitive...
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Old 11.05.2011, 11:32
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As well as the tap water being absolutely fine, I also trust most of the fountains around the towns. Some that are unsuitable for drinking have signs on them.
They're not just in the towns - you can find them all over the countryside as well.

Brilliant when on a hike or a long run.

Generally, if there is no sign then the water's absolutely fine to drink. If the water is non-potable then there will be a sign saying something like "Achtung! Kein Drinkwasser".
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Old 11.05.2011, 11:49
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

Love the tap water but it makes my hair go flat after washing it.
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Old 11.05.2011, 11:51
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

I drank tap water in London, which doesn't taste half as good as the water here.
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Old 11.05.2011, 11:57
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.....Generally, if there is no sign then the water's absolutely fine to drink. If the water is non-potable then there will be a sign saying something like "Achtung! Kein Drinkwasser".
Actually the real meaing of that sign is rather "we haven't tested this water and don't want to be sued if there is a problem". Usually because no-one wants to pay for the test. Most of the time the water is fine. The signs only started appearing perhaps 3 to 5 years ago - before that I (and all the other local mountain bikers) were quite happily drinking the water without ill effects.
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

Apparently, minerals in the water are not making it any healthier.
Cause they are "inorganic" minerals and our body cant process them.
Those minerals are as healthy as salt. And we all know how healthy salt is.
Organic minerals are the ones that are healthy for us and they are only found in vegs (eg. celery) or meat.
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But still, swiss tap water is of excellent drinking quality.
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Kalk in tap water?

I don't have a bottle of mineral water next to me, but can anyone tell us what is in the list of contents on the side of the bottle? Surely there must be some kalk and others too.
51mg Ca2+, 1.4mh Mg2+, 0.3mg Na+, per litre in the bottle on my desk. (That's calcium, magnesium, sodium for those without a scientific background* ... ).

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Apparently, minerals in the water are not making it any healthier.
Cause they are "inorganic" minerals and our body cant process them.
Those minerals are as healthy as salt. And we all know how healthy salt is.
Organic minerals are the ones that are healthy for us and they are only found in vegs (eg. celery) or meat.
more details [URL="http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/minerals/organic-and-inorganic-minerals.html"]
*Speaking of whom... more utter tripe.

For example... ever heard of a salt lick? "... a salt deposit that animals regularly lick. In an ecosystem, salt/mineral licks often occur naturally, providing the sodium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc required in the springtime for bone, muscle and other growth in deer and other wildlife...Harsh weather exposes salty mineral deposits that draw animals from miles away for a taste of needed nutrients. It is thought that certain fauna can detect calcium in salt licks."
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Apparently, minerals in the water are not making it any healthier.
Cause they are "inorganic" minerals and our body cant process them.
Those minerals are as healthy as salt. And we all know how healthy salt is.
Organic minerals are the ones that are healthy for us and they are only found in vegs (eg. celery) or meat.
more details even more

But still, swiss tap water is of excellent drinking quality.
Sorry, but this is complete bullshit. Proven science for many decades: Our body can very well process iron, magnesium, calcium and many other minerals in water. The "you can only process iron if it came out of OUR pills" argument is a default strategy many quacks selling some "supplements" try for ages.

Just don't believe it.
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

You do realize that the Calcium found in water is the same chemical found in milk? And that goes for the iron, magnesium, and all the rest? And that salt is as healthy as any other mineral: your body NEEDS salt? Other than other stuff, it's with sodium that I help control my stupidly low blood pressure.

What is important is to actually control the quantity you ingest...

Tap water in Switzerland is of very good quality, taste varies according to house pipe quality and the water treatment facility treatment, and of course the water origin.

Apart from 2 brands (I don't drink sparkling water), I find the taste in tap water better than bottled.

I might complain about a lot of the so called "swiss quality" stuff, but water has my two thumbs up.
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Apparently, minerals in the water are not making it any healthier.
Cause they are "inorganic" minerals and our body cant process them.
Those minerals are as healthy as salt. And we all know how healthy salt is.
Organic minerals are the ones that are healthy for us and they are only found in vegs (eg. celery) or meat.
more details even more

But still, swiss tap water is of excellent drinking quality.
Good Lord. Where do you get your information from.

Minerals are vital for your well being. We need them because we cannot create them ourselves. We source them from whatever we eat/drink - for sure some combinations/sources are better than others, but really, get a grip.

What you have written is, quite frankly, bullshit. The level of ignorance staggering.

You do know that without salt you'll die, don't you?
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

I am not a chemist, nor biologist so I cant say for sure what's true. Thats why I said "apparently".
But I can imagine that when a goat licks salt, its for the same reason that we eat chips infront the telly, just cause it tastes good.

So its a question of believe then.
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You do realize that the Calcium found in water is the same chemical found in milk?
You did apparently not read the links..
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Good Lord. Where do you get your information from.
Good lord, can you read?
The links have been attached
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

A goats licks salt same way pregnant women eat soap or have a desire to eat earth: because their bodies knows they need minerals and tell them to get up their fat pregnant/ goat asses and go get some sodium/ iron.

Chips taste good mostly because of the fat in it, not the salt.

Anyone claiming your body doesn't need "organic" material like minerals should be forced into primary school along with all the other 5 year old, because they clearly missed some important lessons.
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So its a question of believe then.
No, it is not. It is a question of medical science and a very basic one if I might add: Our body needs to source some minerals in the same way we need to source vitamins - through our food.

If you want to know the real story: The website you post are a perfect example of "bad science": There is in fact something like "organic minerals". However, they have nothing at all to do with the rubbish the websites write you linked - they are a group of chemicals and not weather or not you get the same mineral through water or veggies. The links are so fundamentally wrong that everyone with a most basic understanding of chemistry or biology can see it - you really don't need to be a MD for that.
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Re: Do you drink tap water?

Where did I say that we should not eat minerals?

I just stated, that, according to some theories there is a difference between inorganic and organic minerals.

This could have become an interresting discussion, but you guys become personal and primitive all the time. A big bravo for this.
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I am not a chemist, nor biologist so I cant say for sure what's true. Thats why I said "apparently".
But I can imagine that when a goat licks salt, its for the same reason that we eat chips infront the telly, just cause it tastes good.

So its a question of believe then.
No, it's a question of science. When a goat living in a salt poor environment hasn't got access to a salt lick - it dies. It's also a question of history. When salt deposits were discovered within Switzerland, it meant they no longer had to rely on expensive imports. Salt - sodium chloride - is essential to your well being. You'll die without it.

The links you posted try to differentiate between organic and inorganic minerals. They contain many factual errors. The calcium in my bottled water is in the form of Ca+2, in solution. That's identical to the form it exists within milk.

There is no scope for discussion because the "theory" is obviously provably false.

"The links are so fundamentally wrong that everyone with a most basic understanding of chemistry or biology can see it - you really don't need to be a MD for that. "
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