Are There Any Calories in Water? - Mayu Water Answers

Are There Any Calories in Water?

Water is essential for survival and contains zero calories. However, there are certain types of water containing more beneficial essential minerals than others.

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Published October 20, 2022.

Water is no longer just water. There are so many different types of water on the market, each with its own composition, which could affect the calorie count. Here is a look at the calorie content of the most common types of water.

Plain Tap or Bottled Water

Plain tap water or bottled water has zero calories. But there is a belief that drinking cold water causes the body to burn more calories, because the body will expend energy to warm up cold water to its internal temperature. However, this process only expends about 8 calories.

Tap water and bottled water also contain essential minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and fluoride. The minerals in tap water help with physical bodily functions and reduce the risk of disease.

Fruit-Infused Water

Fruit-infused water has no calories but is rich in vitamins and minerals. The nutrients and flavors found naturally in the fruit and herbs infuse with the water, like vitamin B and vitamin C, allowing your body to easily absorb these elements.

Carbonated (Sparkling) Water

Plain carbonated water also contains zero calories. Depending on the type of water that has been carbonated, it will also have a mineral content. However, sparkling water tends to have around eleven times more sodium than tap water, therefore you may have to watch your salt intake. But the effervescence in carbonated water can actually enhance digestion by improving swallowing ability and reducing constipation.

Structured Water

Structured water does not contain calories. The process of structuring water is supposed to restore water to its pure and uncontaminated state, thereby hydrating the body more effectively. Structured water is more alkaline, and includes alkalizing minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and bicarbonate.

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In Summary

Water has zero calories. The only time water will have calorie content is if it contains additives with calories. While all types of water have their benefits, structured water is the most beneficial for the human body because it's full of essential minerals and contains the least amount of toxins.

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