When speaking to a client recently he shared that he had been drinking a mixture of distilled water and cranberry juice on a regular basis as a means to stay detoxified. I’m so glad we had that discussion because this was a prime example of someone who was doing something he thought was benefiting his health when in fact this habit was most unhealthy! I’ll explain…
While distilled water is the purest type of water, it’s not necessarily the healthiest.
The distillation process is very effective at removing potentially harmful contaminants, but it also removes the natural minerals and electrolytes found in water.
Therefore, if you drink distilled water regularly be aware that it may have some drawbacks. The lack of minerals will prove problematic if you aren’t getting them from another dietary source. In fact, distillation typically removes around 99.9% of all minerals found in tap water. In addition, the distilled water might cause intestinal discomfort and wreak havoc on your body’s ability to digest food and absorb nutrients.
The lack of naturally occurring minerals, such as sodium, chloride and potassium, in distilled water can pose a negative health effect as these minerals are known as electrolytes.
Therefore, your body is forced to give electrolytes to the mineral and nutrient-free water. With this, your electrolyte level will slowly decrease and eventually cause an electrolyte imbalance in your body.
To sum it all up, if you drink distilled water consistently, you are putting your health at risk. It has no sufficient amount of minerals and nutrients that can protect your body against diseases and illnesses. Second, it can potentially lead to certain health problems such as bone deformities, digestive tract disorders, and even blood-related sickness.
I personally believe the best source of drinking water is spring water.
Of course I expect some debate about my opinion but spring water from a reliable source has proven to have many health benefits.
Here are some valuable benefits:
- Balancing the pH of your body
- Natural source of necessary minerals
How to choose a good spring water brand? I’m glad you asked!
The points to remember when choosing a water company are as follows:
- Determine how long they have been in the business
- The source of water they distribute
- Does the water pass purification tests
- Is there a water test report available (especially on their website)
- Does the bottle have the label or type of water you’ve ordered, i.e., distilled, spring, filtered, etc.?
Using distilled water for a short period in a detox protocol is fine but this type of water is not meant for continual use. It’s a “right thing” done the “right way” to achieve “the best performance of your life!”