Lilia Vladeva says that tap water can be purified by boiling and / or filters, but prefers to drink mineral and spring. Currently – “Gorna Banya” but also likes the “Bank” and “Boyana” recommended mineral “Mihalkovo” and “Devi” for short drink. Otherwise, in Sofia there are about 140 water sources varied in composition and properties, with temperatures up to 83°C. The explanation for the abundance of mineral water in the country is simple, albeit unofficially – people are often made drilling in the ground with the hope of finding deposits of gas or oil, but instead of them coming out of water – mainly mineral, sometimes spring. The most obvious differences between both in temperature and in the presence of dissolved minerals – various salts. The mineral water has a temperature above 20 ° C, it contains useful health ingredients, and has a deep origin, while the spring comes to the ground by a small depth and a lower temperature. The spring is also a much lower mineral content – about 60, 70 to 100 milligrams per liter of salts, which do not accumulate in the body and therefore have a relatively minor effect. The third type of drinking water that reaches us bottled, is the table. It passes through different processing treatment (most often with ozone or chemical process of reverse osmosis) so that substances it are negligible and can be consumed at the table and out of it in unlimited quantities, but it has nothing to healing as salts.
It is known that the human body is made up of about 70-80% water. In infants this quantity is more, and it must be maintained. Water reduction by more than 20% lead to serious damage in the body, so continued drinking even when not feel particularly thirsty, it is imperative. In addition to drink the mineral water is suitable for topical application – balneotherapy.
The selection of drinking water, in particular mineral is advisable to comply with the composition. The majority of the mineral water in Bulgaria are low mineralization – up to 500 milligrams per liter. This means that they are suitable for drinking and are good for health. Most of them are even very useful because they contain a wide range of minerals – sodium ions (Na), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), hydrocarbons (NSO3) metasilitsieva acid (H2SiO3), which slows -aging processes. We recommended stainless steel drinking cups.
Among all the elements of the periodic table in the composition of mineral waters should be careful most of fluoride (Fl), since the quantities of the useful reception are very close to those of the injury.The rate is different for different ages – children need a small but regular doses (0.5 mg / L per day) for healthy and white teeth. Larger quantities, however, lead to browning of teeth and history still remembers how when a problem with the water supply network in Burgas to it being placed mineral water (with fluoride 11 mg / l), with the result that many citizens of Burgas received typical smiles.
Fluoride affects the taste of the water and practically can not be detected by drinking, so read the labels. Quantities for adults should not exceed 1.5 – 2 mg per liter per day, and note that content is not appropriate for children and such water can be drunk in limited quantities or after dilution with spring water to reduce the initial high dose.
Water highest fluoride content not only in the Balkans but also in Europe, rises in Ovoshtnik with 23-25 mg / liter and is able to be used in pharmacy. The hottest Bulgarian spring is Separeva bath with a temperature suitable for cooking eggs – 103 ° C and with high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide (11 mg / l) and metasilicic acid (96 mg / l). The only mineral water in the country with naturally high content of carbon dioxide (1995 mg / l CO2), ie soda is that in Mihalkovo. Many interesting results is the Black Sea, but unfortunately they are hardly used and poured into the sea. In general, mineral waters would find wide application in spa resorts, outdoor spa and sports purposes in the cosmetics industry, as an energy source …