Food For Healthy Bones

Irma Jennings - INHC - Holistic Bone Coach

Mineral Water

October 1, 2020
Irma Jennings

Skelly and I love to quench our thirst.  Instead of reaching for filtered water, we drink one 750mg bottle of Gerolsteiner Mineral Water.  Not only for the bioavailability of the calcium and magnesium but because mineral water offsets a highly-acidic Western diet characterized by high grains and animal products. Drinking 1,500-2,000 mL of mineral water rich in bicarbonate (>1.8 g/L) can help reduce the net dietary acid load. [1]

Personally, I am a mostly grain-free animal protein eater. Animal protein keeps me grounded. Otherwise I float away and my brain does not function in a sharp way. Not everyone eats this way as we are all individuals with different dietary needs. Vegetarians typically eat more grains which are more acidic.

"Eating a high acid diet may cause low-grade metabolic acidosis (LGMA) that is associated with negative effects on health in the long run, including urolithiasis, bone loss, and even cardiometabolic diseases". [1]

Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water contains 1800 mg of bicarbonate (1.8 g/l). Please note: Each bottle of Gerolsteiner is 750 ml, which means you would need to drink 2 bottles to equal this amount of bicarbonate.

What is bicarbonate?

"Bicarbonate (hydrogen carbonate) is not a mineral, but a component of the salts of carbonic acid. HCO3- is its chemical formula. Your body produces bicarbonate. 

Daily requirement: Unlike many essential nutrients, for example, calcium and magnesium, your body can generate bicarbonate, but generally in insufficient amounts for optimum health and wellness. There is no recommended daily allowance".[2]

Balance - Our Bones Need Balance

According to the Gerolsteiner website "The unique balance of minerals in Gerolsteiner ensures their bioavailability. The minerals are already dissolved, so your body can absorb them quickly.

The ratio of minerals, especially calcium and magnesium, also enables maximum usage. In mineral water, the bioavailability of calcium is 84% and that of magnesium is 92%. As a comparison, in a banana, the bioavailability of calcium is only 38% and that of magnesium is a mere 29%."

How is the Mineral Water Created

"Over time water seeps down through the mineral-rich layers of dolomite bedrock, absorbing minerals and carbonic acid, before collecting in deep aquifers as Gerolsteiner Mineral Water. From the depths of the Volcanic Eifel to every cell of your body: one litre of Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water contains over 2,500 mg of minerals and trace elements.

Comparing Other Mineral Waters

Dressing Up Your Water

Adding a slice of lemon, fresh berries, mint or even a drop of orange therapeutic essential oil and suddenly my refreshing drink is transformed. Pour your water in a beautiful glass, relax, sip and find yourself participating in mindful pleasure for your bones and your health.

What's Coming Up?

Shortly I will be sharing my FREE GIFT as a thank you for being part of my Food for Healthy Bones community: 

FREE GIFT----> 30 Essential Foods for Bone Health.

This handy info graphic is great to have posted on your fridge. 

That follows my....

"Easy Cooking for Bone Health Guide

This 80 page interactive (completely clickable to navigate to all different sections) ebook will provide what you, my readers have been asking for:

  • 7 Day Meal Plan (animal protein and vegetable eaters) 
  • 27 Bone-loving recipes with bone specific nutritional values
  • Printable recipes
  • Printable shopping list
  • Clickable "Table of Contents" for ease of navigating to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
  • Shopping, storage and soaking tips to save you money
  • 5 Cooking videos with Skelly
  • Why mindful eating matters
  • Cook One - Eat Twice....saving time, energy and money
  • Anti-nutrients (oxalates and phytates) guidelines made easy
  • Why soaking your nuts, seeds, beans matter
  • All delivered to your computer, tablet, or mobile as a download to refer to again and again.

From my bones to yours,

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Irma Jennings



30 Essential Foods for Bone Health

From my bones to yours,
Irma Jennings, INHC
Your Holistic Bone Coach
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