Chemistry

Why should not man drink distilled water?


Distilled water is water obtained through the distillation process. It is almost pure, salt free.

Man should not drink this water because it contains very little salt dissolved in it, and may even dilute the salts of the body.

Therefore it is harmful and should not be ingested.

If food is controlled with the ions needed by our body, distilled water can be consumed. It can also prevent or decrease the risk of kidney stones.

In many Asian countries, distilled drinking water is sold. But this mineral-free water is not good for anyone because its effect depends on many factors, most of which we do not control.

May cause ionic deficiency and demineralization. In some cases it may cause diarrhea.