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Natural Spring Water: I Spy Something Fresh

Well, we stumbled upon a treat the other day that even my mother-in-law didn’t realize was available to her in her little village close to Montpellier: natural spring water!  We decided to take a little stroll to the golf course resort, which is surrounded by a charming walking path and park perfect for picnics and strolls after dinner.  She was eager to show me two small structures (I don’t think I can honestly call them buildings, but their charm is their attraction), because they offer water to the public – for free!  Alas, another reason why I love this country so much :).

Initially, the thought was that the water had not been tested and its use should be only for washing hands.  But, to her surprise she read the city had conducted tests on the water it was and it now is safe to drink.  So, seriously … how cool is that?  Natural spring water now that you can just go fill up your bottle and drink until your heart’s content.  So, golfers, locals, and friendly visitors … drink up and be merry because you were just gifted with nature’s way of saying stay healthy my friends 🙂

And, if you aren’t so lucky to have a natural spring water facility where you can have unlimited access and resource to, not all hope is lost.  I let my curious side be reminded why natural spring water should remain as a healthy conscious decision for those of us that have to find it elsewhere (like at the grocery store or in bottled water):

  1. Fact 1: Natural spring water is considered so healthy because it is known to be free of most contaminants known to be found in most other forms of common drinking water.
  2. Fact 2: Natural spring water contains mineral-rich components that are shown to be beneficial to health.  For instance, it contains neutral alkaline pH, or sometimes a slight level of alkaline pH.  Why alkaline is important?  Well, for starters it supports stronge and dense teeth and bones.  Furthermore, it helps neutralize acidity and reduce the amount of free radical damage in the body.
  3. Fact 3: This isn’t really a fact, per say, but I wanted to offer a link to the top bottled water list for those who have to get their natural spring water on via options found at the grocery store: https://www.10bestwater.com/brands

I also found a great infographic on the benefits of water to the body, which I decided to post at the end so that I could share my photos of the natural spring water first!  So, keep scrolling and enjoy 🙂

To Be Simply Happy: Montpellier, France - Natural Spring Drinking

Here are a few of the sinks you can wash your hands with natural spring water, or leverage to fill up your water bottle(s)!

 

To Be Simply Happy: Montpellier, France - Natural Spring Drinking

 

To Be Simply Happy: Montpellier, France - Natural Spring Drinking

You can see from this angle within the small cottage that offers natural spring water another small structure across the street. This other structure is soon to be open as well for additional reprieve from hot summer days, and to offer additional natural spring water access.

 

To Be Simply Happy: Montpellier, France - Natural Spring Drinking

This ornate detail to the building was too sweet not to capture 🙂

 

To Be Simply Happy: Montpellier, France - Natural Spring Drinking

Here you will find the entrance to the larger structure at the park, which is currently closed. From what we could interpret from signs around this building, the city is looking to also open this up soon for public use.

 

To Be Simply Happy: Montpellier, France - Natural Spring Drinking

As you can perhaps see, this place needs a little cleaning but still shows its charm potential. This structure, and park it is situated upon, was a common ground for WWI troops to collaborate and meet.

 

To Be Simply Happy: Montpellier, France - Natural Spring Drinking

Another view of the building from the outside. I enjoy so much the detail placed into this structure, and the weathering that if it could only talk would be able to share the many things it has seen and heard!

 

To Be Simply Happy: Montpellier, France - Natural Spring Drinking

This is the small cottage that is currently open to the public that is offering natural spring water. As you can possible tell, not many would assume the treasure hidden within it … And I’m not sure how many here in the small village actually know they have this available to them.

 

There is a beautifully lined path of century-old trees at the park that offer shade for the casual walk thru the park.

There is a beautifully lined path of century-old trees at the park that offer shade for the casual walk thru the park.

 

And, I thought I would end this little post with a good info graphic I really liked that reminds us the biggest reasons to drink up on the water:

Here is a great info graphic that reminds us to the benefits of drinking our water! Thank you http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-drinking-water/ for providing this great image :)

Here is a great info graphic that reminds us to the benefits of drinking our water! Thank you http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-drinking-water/ for providing this great image 🙂

Keep drinking and stay healthy my friends!  — XOXO, Bridge

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Hello! I am a zestful and passionate tech-gal that is also doing my best to raise amazing children ... sips a Nespresso before tackling yoga ... enjoys more the sprint interval running kind of routine ... drools over travel ... is a new budding foodie and chef ... isn't afraid of a DIY, or getting hands dirty ... feels the thirst for learning should be a lifelong companion ... supports my hubby in his Ironman endeavors ... tries to spread as much happiness for others as possible ... OH, and never lets a day go by when I haven't smiled :)

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