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The Calories in Perrier Mineral Water

by
author image Maria Christensen
Since 1997, Maria Christensen has written about business, history, food, culture and travel for diverse publications, including the "Savannah Morning News" and "Art Voices Magazine." She authored a guidebook to Seattle and works as the business team lead for a software company. Christensen studied communications at the University of Washington and history at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
The Calories in Perrier Mineral Water
A glass of Perrier mineral water. Photo Credit igorr1/iStock/Getty Images

Perrier mineral water bubbles up from a natural mineral spring in France. The water is carbonated by natural gases that form under the spring. The water not only helps keep you hydrated, which is essential to health, the minerals offer a surprising number of health benefits.

Calories

No calories are in plain Perrier mineral water. The flavored varieties of Perrier, including lemon, lime and grapefruit, are flavored with essential oils. The oils do not add calories or sugar to the water.

Nutrients

An 8 oz. serving of mineral water contains 2 mg sodium and 4 percent of your daily recommended intake of calcium. Perrier also contains magnesium and potassium -- two minerals your body needs for optimum health. Potassium is crucial to heart-health, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Health Benefits

A study published in "The Journal of Nutrition" found that consumption of carbonated mineral water containing sodium lowered the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women. One liter of the water per day lowered "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in the blood and increased "good" HDL levels.

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