Why Drinking Distilled Water May Cause Premature Aging
Dangers of distilled water
With raising water contamination of our lakes, rivers, ocean, and streams, for example, people are drinking mineral or bottled water. Since most people aware that the distilled water is the purest form of water, it is common to assume that distilled water is free of harmful chemicals, dangerous germs, to name a few, therefore healthy to drink. Nonetheless, contrary to popular belief, drinking distilled water devoid of natural occurring minerals may harm your health and raise health risks related to heart, and teeth (1), to name a few.
Role of natural water
Naturally available water contains many minerals like Calcium, Magnesium, and Fluoride that meet some of the body’s essential mineral needs (2). Further, human body mass contains between 60 and 70% of water. When body loses water and essential minerals such as sodium, for instance, through sweat, and urine, it needs continuous replenishment of natural water to keep the body healthy.
Water distillation strips essential minerals
Distillation process involves heating the water at boiling point where the water converted into steam leaving the minerals, other impurities and solid particles. Interestingly, this water is tasteless and totally lacks all essential minerals. Although this water is free of germs and clinically pure, it is almost useless to your body! This can be shocking for many. Since distilled water is pure, it absorbs the minerals and calcium from your body when consumed. In contrast, water should provide you with minerals and not rob you of it.
Acidic distilled water
Further, when distilled water comes in contact with the air, it absorbs the carbon dioxide thus making the distilled water acidic. Naturally, excess use of distilled water causes acidity and irritation to your stomach. In addition, regularly drinking distilled water weakens bones. Moreover, drinking distilled water may cause calcium leaching, artery diseases, stomach infections, and irregular heartbeats.
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