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Health - Wellness
The Unexpected Type Of Water That Could Improve Your Heart Health
Mineral water comes in natural or artificial varieties. Both are rich sources of calcium carbonate, sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium and can improve heart health.
Per a 2004 BMC Public Health study, people with borderline high blood pressure saw a significant drop in levels after drinking natural mineral water for four weeks.
A 2020 Journal of Functional Foods study showed that mineral water significantly reduced heart rate and improved baroreflex sensitivity more than distilled water.
A higher-than-normal resting heart rate can increase the risk of heart disease, and low baroreflex sensitivity is often observed in heart attack patients.
Despite these encouraging results, more research is required to understand the long-term effects of regular mineral water consumption on cardiovascular health.