The regular consumption of distilled water, for health reasons, has its proponents and its opponents. But, the total absence of naturally-occurring minerals and salts in distilled water has raised noteworthy health concerns.
Some Facts about Distilled Water
What exactly is distilled water? Let’s start with the definition of distillation. Distillation is the process in which water is boiled and evaporated, after which the vapor is contained and condensed. Distilled water has a strikingly bland taste, as all of the minerals, which actually give water its flavour, have been removed.
Distilled water is ideally comprised of nothing other than hydrogen and oxygen molecules, with a pH level below 7; and no additional gases, minerals, or contaminants. There are studies that validate the benefits of drinking distilled water- if one is seeking to cleanse or detoxify the body – due to its unique absorbent qualities. However, this should be done for only short periods of time; e.g. a few weeks, at the most.
Distilled water is safe to drink. However, drinking distilled water – on a regular, daily basis – is potentially dangerous.There is research evidence that distilled water absorbs carbon dioxide, when exposed to air, and this could conceivably lower the pH volume of the water to a more acidic level. This increased acidity can, in turn, lead to health problems, when ingested. The more distilled water a person drinks, and the longer one drinks it, the more likely one is to develop mineral deficiencies; leading to a higher level of acidity in the body.
Suitable Uses for Distilled Water
Distilled water is used more often for research purposes (as opposed to for human consumption), where water purity is critical; or in industrial applications, where mineral deposits can cause corrosion and subsequent damage, over time.
In the automotive industry, distilled water is also commonly used to top off lead acid batteries used in cars and trucks; increasing the lifespans of these types of batteries. Distilled water is also preferable to tap water for use in automotive cooling systems. The minerals and ions typically found in tap water can be corrosive to internal engine components,
And in the home, using distilled water in steam irons for pressing clothes can help reduce mineral build-up and make the iron last longer.
Blöndal’s Position on the Use of Distilled Water
Distilled water tends to be acidic and can only be recommended as a way of drawing poisons out of the body. Once this is accomplished, the continued consumption of distilled water is a bad idea.
Blöndal water filtration system, with its use of 0.01 micron ultra-filtration membrane technology, generates what is recognised as the ideal water source for the human body; water that is slightly alkaline, thanks to the presence of naturally-occurring salts and minerals like calcium and magnesium.
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