April 05, 2008

Living Long the Mineralized Water Way

From another of those "Live to be 100" articles:

Drink hard water. Nicoyan [Costa Rica] water has the country's highest calcium content, which perhaps explains the centenarians' lower rates of heart disease, as well as stronger bones and fewer hip fractures.

"We have that one covered," M. says, as she shakes big flakes of mineralized deposits out of the tea kettle.

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