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):
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 🙂
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:
Keep drinking and stay healthy my friends! — XOXO, Bridge