“Does drinking distilled water during a fast really cause you to lose minerals?”
I’m not sure where this myth got started but every credible “natural” health expert I know agrees: drinking distilled water doesn’t pull minerals from the body. Perhaps, like most health myths, this one has a kernel of truth in it. A few studies have linked excessive minerals like copper and aluminum in drinking water to certain diseases like Alzheimer’s and some types of organ damage. But, there’s no evidence that drinking distilled water “pulls” minerals from your bones or your body’s soft-tissue cells. The cells of your body simply don’t work that way.
It may be true that people who drink “soft” waters—whether the water is naturally soft or distilled mechanically— may be at higher risks for some mineral deficiencies, but that’s probably because “hard” waters—waters full of minerals—are an important source of minerals for some people. In other words, the deficiencies aren’t being caused by what people eat or drink—deficiencies are being caused by what they’re not eating or drinking.’
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