Should I drink distilled water?

There is much discussion and debate about whether distilled water is safe or beneficial for consumption. In truth, distilled water is as pure as you will probably find, certainly more so than potable water that comes out of the tap. However, care must be taken not to store bottles of distilled water for too long after they have been first opened (over 2 -3 weeks) as without the addition of chlorine to kill bacteria (as in tap water), bacteria from the surrounding air etc. can eventually flourish in distilled water.


What is for sure is that most people who have consumed distilled water may find something to complain about with the taste. The reason that distilled water such as bland taste is that all of the excess bacteria and harmful toxins that have been removed go a long way to providing the familiar 'taste' of water that we have gotten used to over the years. While to all intents and purposes, distilled water is deemed safe to drink, it is notorious for its bland taste.


In recent years there has been a lot of discussion whether, despite its bland taste, drinking distilled water in place of potable water is actually good for health. The arguments for drinking distilled water are that it is beneficial to health since not only is it totally pure all contaminants but it also will help to clean the body of excess bacteria and harmful toxins. The detractors argue that drinking distilled water causes essential materials that humans need to preserve their allergy barrier is driven out of the body through “unnaturally” produced water.


In order to overcome the resistance that people have about drinking distilled water with his notorious bland taste some of the leading bottled water companies In recent years have begun to introduce a choice of bottled distilled water, which have had food flavours introduced to improve its taste, while there are other companies have taken the process a stage further by producing fruit flavoured drinks where the base is mixed potable and distilled water. The bottled water option is especially popular in countries or far-flung regions where purity levels of potable water cannot be guaranteed. While many homes can choose the option of having their own filtration system installed, most families, especially those with lower incomes will usually opt to buy water bottled distilled water and may even be prepared to pay out some more for a little taste. The main attraction for many people under the circumstances is that when purchasing bottled water. They neither need to worry about boiling their water or having it undergo any form of chemical treatment. While necessity may lead people to consume distilled water when they have no option. It is when they have an option that the arguments start.


On the upside drinking distilled water means drinking water that is more or less totally pure of any form of imperfection, irrespective of its taste or not. Those who argue that drinking condensed water, which has no imperfections, are actually taking a risk with their health and for a variety of reasons from tooth decay to heart disease. Experts on health have been known to argue for and against the benefits of drinking distilled water and as yet neither side of the argument have succeeded in coming up with any form of conclusive evidence that will convince the public at large what is the best have to take.