The idea to drink the distilled water is not new and has been discussed already for a long time. Most probably it comes from the belief that the distilled water is pure water and should be the best possible water for drinking because it’s free from all toxins and contaminants. The distilled water is really pure water, but it’s still not the best choice for human consumption and there are several reasons for that.
The distilled water doesn’t exist in the nature
Can you imagine somebody drinking the distilled water, let’s say, 100 years ago? At that time it was available only in some laboratories, but most of the people didn’t even suspect that it exists, despite they already know now to make the spirit drinks. The people drank the water which was available in the nature. And in the nature, there is no distilled water available. It can be more or less clean, but it always contains some solved minerals in it.
Somebody may say that the rain water is distilled water. In reality, it’s not the same. And the reason is not only because in the age of industry the air is polluted, and some forests in the industrial areas are dying from the acidic rains. As we know the distilled water is a good solvent, and it captures all particles of mineral dust in the air, and from the surface of the tank where it has been collected especially if the tank is made from stone. The content of impurities is miserable small, but its enough to get the mineralization back. As a result, you will get pure water, but it’s not the same as distilled. Even today you can find people living in dry areas and collecting the rain water for drinking, but they are eating also differently.
The distilled water is ordinary water, but free from impurities. It is produced in special water distillers and used in different laboratories, particularly in medical practice for the preparation of solutions of medicinal substances. It is used also for car batteries and preparation of cleaning liquids and beverages like cola, vodka etc., as well for other purposes.
The drinking of distilled water can flush the minerals out of the body
There are still ongoing discussions either to drink the distilled water because it can flush the minerals out of the body. Since the distilled water is virtually free of minerals and trace elements, it is an excellent solvent, and it really can flush the minerals out of the body, but it depends on the purpose you drink the distilled water for.
As a result of modern lifestyle, stress and eating habits, a lot of the people in western countries are suffering from acidic waste accumulation in the body causing all kinds of diseases, including weight problem and most of the people don’t even suspect that. There could be the distilled water health benefit if it is used for detoxification or body cleanse, because the distilled water has natural ability to absorb the toxic substances and flush them out of the body. But the body cleanse normally is done in a short period of time – during some weeks. However, you should be careful to drink the distilled water during fastening especially for inexperienced people. Along the toxins, it can flush out also the minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium and rapid loss of them can cause the heart beat irregularities and high blood pressure. So the distilled water can be used for detoxification, but it’s still unfit for everyday drinking.