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Offline Charlesmartin

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Is drinking distilled water safe?
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:05:51 AM »
I apologize if this isn't the place for such questions; LMK if not and I'll delete. I asked myself who might be best equipped with this knowledge so I brought me here :).

When I hear people say distilled water strips minerals from you, is that true? I'm having a hard time finding a direct answer on this. Some say it's detrimental to your health, others say it's good because its negative charge aids in cleansing inorganic minerals from the body. Then I've seen it compared to rain water while others have argued that it isn't exposed to certain atmospheres like rain water so it's different. Then I read that many U.S embassies & our Navy use distillers for their water..

I'm only asking because I wanted a nice water filter and was stuck between RO and distilling. A distiller would be as cheap as an under-counter RO unit and I wouldn't be buying expensive filters monthly.. but all these unfulfilling distilled water warnings are scaring me away.

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Re: Is drinking distilled water safe?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 03:44:23 PM »
In most Asian countries you can buy it in convenient stores. But beside the water you have to drink mineral liquids like soup or also beer. So its not really dangerous. Make up your coffee with it.

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Re: Is drinking distilled water safe?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 06:12:35 AM »
In case your interested
For more reading on this try WIKI
Purified water

This is from the above article
Since distilled water is devoid of minerals, supplemental mineral intake through diet is needed to maintain proper health.

As previously noted and I personally expect that a good diet would counteract any distilled water mineral loss effects. I bet the sodium intake from processed foods is more than enough for sodium loss due to distilled water intake.

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Re: Is drinking distilled water safe?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 05:17:13 PM »
It certainly doesn't taste very good.
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