Just like any other substance, there are studies that proclaim the benefits of drinking distilled water, and studies that warn us of the dangers. Distillation is the process in which water is boiled, evaporated and the vapour condensed. Distilled water is free of dissolved minerals and, because of this, has the special property of being able to actively absorb toxic substances from the body and eliminate them. Studies validate the benefits of drinking distilled water when one is seeking to cleanse or detoxify the system for short periods of time (a few weeks at a time). 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. Cooking foods in distilled water pulls the minerals out of them and lowers their nutrient value. Distilled water is an active absorber and when it comes into contact with air, it absorbs carbon dioxide, making it acidic. The more distilled water a person drinks, the higher the body acidity becomes. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Distilled water, being essentially mineral-free, is very aggressive, in that it tends to dissolve substances with which it is in contact. Notably, carbon dioxide from the air is rapidly absorbed, making the water acidic and even more aggressive. Many metals are dissolved by distilled water.” 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. The more mineral loss, the greater the risk for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and a long list of degenerative diseases generally associated with premature aging. A growing number of health care practitioners and scientists from around the world have been advocating the theory that aging and disease is the direct result of the accumulation of acid waste products in the body.
Drinking water is important to keep your body healthy but you can’t just drink any water. Tap water contains lots of harmful toxins, chemicals and other contaminants that can do the body harm. A common gallon of water a day challenge brought out certain fears that are addressed here. “A gallon of water a day is UnSafe” HUH WHAT??? Your kidneys can eliminate about 5.3-7.4 gallons (20-28 liters) of water a day, but they can’t get rid of more than 27-33 ounces (0.8-1.0 liters) per hour (14, 15). Therefore, in order to avoid hyponatremia symptoms, you should not drink more than 27-33 ounces (0.8-1.0 liters) of water per hour, on average (14). which is 5 to 7 Gallons. SO 1 gallon of water per day is Plenty SAFE. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318619.php
” I drink a gallon of water which takes me all day long. Don’t get water logged as they say! Dr says it safe just don’t drink a gallon straight down!!” Even water that is considered ‘safe’ may still contain traces or acceptable amounts of these contaminants which is why distillation of water is important. Water distillation is a process where all impurities from ordinary or tap water is removed. These impurities include organic compounds, heavy metals, chlorine, chloramines and radionucleides among others. Distilling water requires the use of heat to boil the water and produce steam that will inactivate bacteria and viruses. Unlike water filtration systems that remove contaminants from the water, water distillers remove water from the contaminants. Because of this, distilled water is considered to be the best option when it comes to drinking water. An outline of the BENEFITS of distilled water on this link. http://all-about-water-filters.com/benefits-and-dangers-of-drinking-distilled-water-regularly/