What is Distilled Water?
Simply, distilled water has gone through the process of distillation. Distillation is when water is boiled to the point where it removes all contaminates. The water is boiled to the point of steam where the steam is captured and in turn reverted back to a drinking water.
What is Filtered Water?
All drinking water goes through a filtration process, which, as with distillation, removes all contaminates. There are different methods of filtration and we are sure you have heard of all the filtration methods one can buy for home use, as well as on-the-go use.
Filters for your kitchen taps, self-filtering water jugs, and self-filtering drinking bottles, to name but a few. So, which method should you be choosing to live the ultimate healthy life?
The Pros and Cons of Both
Distilled water should never be drunk exclusively. The reason is, that while the contaminants have been removed, it also removes some good nutrients that are essential to our well-being. Examples of nutrients removed are Magnesium, Calcium as well as Fluoride. Fluoride has been added to drinking water in certain regions of USA, as some authorities believe there is not enough of it. Fluoride, in short, is important for our bones and teeth.
The general consensus, which is an ongoing debate, shows that most are leaning towards the filtering process. Drinking water that has most of the goodness taken out of it is proving pointless. You may as well just not drink the water. Besides the re-hydration benefits of water, you are not taking in any goodness either.
Filtering water with the advanced techniques today can give you good, clean water but also the desired nutrients that your body needs. Along with distilling water, the Reverse Osmosis process has received much grief. Reverse Osmosis is a little different in its process in that the water is exposed to high pressures and filter through a membrane, which in turn filters out the bad stuff.
But, again, the removing of bad minerals leads to the removal of good nutrients. In short, it’s not so much that we won’t take in good nutrients via water, as we can get these nutrients from food and supplements, it’s the fact that the absence of good nutrients can lead to other reactions in our bodies.
De-mineralized water contains hydrogen with is an acid. When our bodies consume an acid, it needs to neutralize the acid by producing bicarbonate, which it tries to pull from our teeth and bones. Anther downfall is that our bodies become more acid than alkaline, which can increase the risk of cancer possibilities. The author of The Joy of Health‚ Dr. Zolton Rona‚ claims that “the longer one consumes distilled water‚ the more likely the development of mineral deficiencies and an acid state.”
So, in conclusion, what is the difference between distilled water and filtered water? Quite a bit and we recommend you stick with filtered water. Well, that’s our non-professional opinion, but well-researched.