Potential Risks of Distilled Water

By Tucson Functional Medicine on December 13, 2021 0 Comments

While distilled water is the purest type, it’s not necessarily the healthiest.

The distillation process is very effective at removing potentially harmful contaminants, but it also removes the natural minerals and electrolytes found in water.

If you drink distilled water, be aware that it may have some drawbacks. The lack of minerals could prove problematic if you aren’t getting them from another dietary source. In addition, the water might cause intestinal discomfort.

Along with unwanted impurities, beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium are left behind as the steam rises during the distillation process.

Distillation typically removes around 99.9% of all minerals found in tap water.

The lack of naturally occurring minerals in distilled water, such as sodium, chloride, and potassium, can pose an adverse health effect. These minerals are known as electrolytes.

Therefore, your body is forced to give mineral and nutrient-free water electrolytes. Unfortunately, with this, your electrolyte level will slowly decrease and eventually cause electrolyte imbalance in your body. 

To sum up, if you drink distilled water consistently, you are putting your health at risk. First, it has insufficient minerals and nutrients to protect your body against diseases and illnesses. Second, it can lead to specific health problems such as bone deformities, digestive tract disorders, and even blood-related sickness.

I believe the best source of drinking water is spring water.

Of course, I expect some debate about my opinion but spring water from a reliable source has many health benefits.

Here are some valuable benefits:

  • Balancing the pH of your body
  • Natural source of necessary minerals

How to choose a good spring water brand?

The points to remember when choosing a water company are as follows:

  • Determine how long they are in the business
  • The source of water
  • Does the water pass purification and tests
  • Is there a water test report available (especially on their website)
  • Does the bottle have the label of the brand?

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