Drinking distilled water is not a healthful choice. There has never been any proof that distilled water is more healthy than drinking regular tap water. There is quite a bit of evidence drinking distilled water on a long term basis is in fact harmful.
During distillation, water is boiled and evaporated away from its dissolved minerals, and then the vapor is condensed and the resulting water droplets collected.
Distilled water has a noticeably bland taste because all of the minerals which give water its flavor have been removed. It is — as the Japanese say “Dead Water”.
What that means is that although distilled water can be perfectly pure. It is tasteless, flat and devoid of nutrients. This makes it an excellent choice for use in vaporizers and humidifiers, but not the best choice for drinking.
Distilled water is an active absorber, and when it makes contact with air, it quickly absorbs carbon dioxide and becomes acidic.
Since it is free of dissolved minerals and other particles, it has the ability to absorb toxic substances from your body and eliminate them.
The acidity of the body that occurs when one drinks only distilled water is very unhealthy. When you drink distilled water, you become acid instead of alkaline, which leaves you more prone to osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, as well as other degenerative aging diseases.
Even blood pressure is raised by the drinking of exclusively distilled water.
The way it works is the distilled water creates a mineral deficiency in the body. The cells and organs are left to survive in an acidic condition, which can be damaging.
The body’s organs can compensate for that by drawing minerals from the bones and also by making bicarbonate that lives in the bloodstream.
The most toxic commercial beverages that people consume (i.e. cola beverages and other soft drinks) are made from distilled water.
Studies have consistently shown that heavy consumers of soft drinks (with or without sugar) spill huge amounts of calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals into the urine.
Distillation devices remove trace minerals, otherwise known as electrolytes. Electrolytes are necessary to maintain the body’s homeostasis or fluid balance.
If you were exercising to the point of building up a sweat and you drank distilled water, you would risk muscle cramps and other symptoms associated with dehydration.
Distillation will not remove the chemicals. In fact the concentration becomes higher during the heating process. Distillation can remove an estimated 55-60 percent of fluoride, but the rest will get transferred.
So, if you are drinking distilled water, you are probably consuming cancer causing chemicals.
Distilled water tends to be acidic and can only be recommended as a way of drawing poisons out of the body. However, although drinking distilled water may be helpful when detoxifying for a week or two.
The longer you drink it, the more likely you’ll develop mineral deficiencies and an acidic state.Once this is accomplished, the continued drinking of distilled water is a bad idea.
Distilled water should not be used to thin baby food.
This kind of water tends to draw even the minerals out of vegetables when you cook with it. It sucks out the nutrients for which you eat those vegetables, causing the reverse effect that you are going for when you want freshly steamed veggies.
Fasting using distilled water can be dangerous because of the rapid loss of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride) and trace minerals like magnesium, deficiencies of which can cause heart beat irregularities and high blood pressure
So, distilled water:
- Is expensive
- Is energy intensive
- Is ineffective at removing toxic fluoride
- Draws out chemicals and metal contaminants from whatever container it’s stored in
- Leaches minerals from your body which can lead to health problems
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Yours truly, Polly – Organic Gardener