Distilled Water: Is removing the minerals good?
There are several types of water available for us to drink, some of the common ones being mineral water, municipal water, reverse osmosis water and distilled water. Let me explain the difference and show what's the best.
Mineral water is water that contains inorganic minerals taken up in solution from the earth. These waters come from many sources such as wells and springs, which is where much of our bottled water comes from. The amount of minerals will vary depending on the source.
Those in favor of mineral water say that it is health promoting because the body needs the minerals in the water. The fact is that the minerals in this type of water are inorganic and the human body cannot make use of inorganic minerals. For instance, iron is very much needed by the human body, but if taken in its inorganic form is a harmful. The same goes for iodine; in its inorganic form it bears the sign of the skull and crossbones. Yet in their natural organic form are beneficial.
In most cases inorganic minerals in mineral rich water will not cause immediate health issues but as they slowly accumulate they can cause health problems later on down the road.
Since the body cannot use inorganic minerals it throws them back into the bloodstream in the attempt to eliminate them. While in the circulatory system these inorganic minerals combine with cholesterol to form hardened plaques on the artery walls causing cardiovascular problems commonly referred to as hardening of the arteries, or heart disease and further combine with uric acid and are deposited in the joints causing arthritic and rheumatic conditions. A variety of stones in certain parts of our body can also be an outcome.
The good news is that when one switches to drinking distilled water it can slowly reabsorb these hardened minerals and flush them out of the body, along with a healthful diet.
When I clean my distiller, what is left behind are all the inorganic minerals that the body can not use. (see pictures below)
As I slightly put pressure on this piece of inorganic minerals it cracks in half. This reminds me of what happens over time as the arteries become hardened and the pulse from the heart puts enough outward pressure to crack the brittle mineral and artery together, causing an aneurysm or stroke.
With very little more pressure it cracks into four separate pieces. I could continually break this into smaller pieces. It doesn't take much. Just a reminder that the expansion from our heart pressure could easily break this apart causing an artery to rupture.
The color of these inorganic minerals usually is a clue as to what the major mineral is in your water. This particular location where the water was distilled shows a color that is high in iron. If it was whiter looking the water would have more calcium. Expecting to get useable minerals from this inorganic material would be like eating a rock and expecting to be minerally nourished, it just won't happen.
Municipal water is water from a reservoir that is piped to our homes underground. This is also mineralized water, not only does it contain inorganic minerals, it has the added assault of having the chemicals chlorine and fluoride added. One can understand the use of chlorine in our water supply to kill off any harmful bacteria and if you filter this water through a carbon filter the chlorine can easily be removed. This is not the case against fluoride. Fluoride is a deadly chemical and is a by-product of the aluminum manufacturing industry, definitely a hazardous waste. It has been used as the main ingredient in rat poison. The fluoride in one tube of toothpaste has killed a 20 pound child.
Then there is distilled water, which has been boiled to the point where steam rises, then captured and collected in a holding tank ready to drink. Distilled water is water in its purest form void of all inorganic minerals, chemicals, sediment, bacteria and other pollutants. There are those who claim distilled water is dead water. This is ridiculous! Is water ever “alive”? Water with inorganic minerals is not alive. Although I just recently heard of some life (ecoli) in the drinking tap water in some areas of Texas. Makes a person think twice about wanting water with life in it.
Some other life that you could find in water would be parasites and microscopic single celled organisms along with the bacteria which I think most would consciously avoid if they knew of their existence in their clear looking glass of water. The argument that distilled water is “dead” is an empty one. If anything, the minerals, chemicals and bacterias in tap water can turn life into death.
Waters main role in the human body is to serve as a transportation medium. It transports needed nutrients throughout the body for building, and transports the waste out to be eliminated. Water that is heavily laden with inorganic minerals and other pollutants will have a reduced ability to serve the transport needs of the blood, making the bloods job less efficient.
Eating a variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds in their raw state will supply all the usable minerals the body will need. I highlighted the word raw because if these foods are cooked the organic minerals will return to an inorganic state causing them to be body clogging inorganic minerals again.
Water that has been filtered by reverse osmosis is also finding its way into the bottle water category and through expensive filtering system usually installed under kitchen sinks. It is very close to being as pure as distilled but not 100% like distilled. The expensive filters have to be replaced on a regular basis or the water quality goes down.
Below is a chart with a list of pollutants that can exist in tap water, bottled water, well or spring water. Also listed are several methods of purifying water.
It is very clear that distilling water is the best method and the best water for us to drink:
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