According to experts, water consumption, which is important for both our lives and bodies, has many constructive effects on human health. While it is stated that the average daily water consumption should be about 2.5 liters for men and 2.2 liters for women, it is stated that pregnant women and nursing mothers should consume more water due to high fluid loss. However, considering the effects of the values of drinking water on the body, the quality of the water consumed becomes of great importance. Emphasizing that the water used after being treated by various methods is not healthy and safe, emphasized medical ecology and hydroclimatology expert Prof. Dr. Müfit Zeki Karagülle, explaining what to pay attention to when choosing healthy water. “Breastfeeding mothers should drink at least 3.5 liters of water per day” Educating about the daily amount of water that pregnant women and nursing mothers should consume, Prof. Dr. Müfit Zeki Karagülle said: “Mothers should drink more water and take fluids so as not to become dehydrated due to the increased water requirement during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
While it is sufficient for women to drink 2-2.2 liters of water per day, it is very important for pregnant women to increase this to 2.5-3 liters per day and for nursing mothers to 3.5 -4 liters per day for both their own and their babies’ healthy development. . “It is of great importance to give preference to natural mineral waters and natural spring waters” Emphasizing the benefits of choosing natural springs and natural mineral waters, which are obtained from natural sources and offered for consumption in healthy conditions, during pregnancy, Prof. Dr. Karagülle used the following statements: “Drinking enough water during pregnancy relieves increased digestion. Water also allows nutrients to circulate in the mother’s body and allows nutrients, vitamins and minerals to reach the baby through the mother’s blood. In addition, adequate water intake helps to remove waste products formed as a result of the baby’s and mother’s metabolism. In a pregnant woman who does not drink enough water, these functions can become disrupted and cause health problems. For example, constipation is a common problem during pregnancy. Drinking more water helps relieve constipation. During pregnancy, the mother’s need for minerals such as calcium, magnesium and fluoride increases.
Because the baby, developing and growing in the womb, needs minerals dissolved in water for the health of bones and muscles in general and in particular. Therefore, it will be much healthier for pregnant women to prefer natural mineral water and natural spring water instead of purified and demineralized water.” “Low mineral content in drinking water causes health problems” Karagülle stated that it is healthy to give preference to natural sources and natural mineral water from natural sources, produced in safe and healthy conditions, offered for consumption and inspected. The consumption of purified drinking water is increasing. While all treatment methods and techniques in purifiers purify harmful chemical and microbiological components in water, they also remove all minerals and components that are beneficial and necessary for health. The result is pure water, artificial water that contains almost no minerals. Evidence from systematic scientific reviews and experimental and clinical drinking water studies indicates that drinking water that is demineralized or contains very low levels of minerals can be directly or indirectly harmful to human health. However, the preventive role of magnesium, which is found in certain amounts in natural spring water obtained from natural sources and containing various minerals, and the preventive effect of calcium in water on bone weakness have been demonstrated with sufficient evidence.