Distilling water at Home

There are people out there that swear by distilled water and use it on a daily basis. One of the most common reasons found for this usage is among families who have small children in the home. They believe that distilled water is best when mixing baby formula. There is actually evidence that would seem to back that up, with a good number of companies that make pediatric bottled water using the distilled variety, as well as additional electrolytes that help make for a healthy baby.

Of this may lead you to believe that distilled water is the healthiest option out there at the moment, but there are those that would argue the point. Those in favor of distilled water argue that it has to be healthier, especially since all of the impurities and minerals are removed, with some even going as far as to say that it helps flush out toxins from the body. Those on the opposing side of the argument believed that water has to contain things like iron, calcium and sodium fluoride in order for it to be truly helpful to the body. The latter in particular in believed to help promote healthy teeth, which those in favor of tap or spring water simply don’t believe can happen with regular use of distilled water. However, these common minerals can be added to the distilled water after the distillation process, rendering the water both pure and with minerals, getting the best of both worlds.

In addition,  it is well known and agreed by the scientific and medical community that that all of the vital minerals and nutrients that the body needs are derived from the foods we eat, making the need for them in our water not really that essential.

If you have never tried distilled water and aren’t really sure what all the fuss is about, getting your hands on some really isn’t that difficult to do. Your local grocery store will likely have gallon jugs of the stuff on hand so that you can buy it, try it and see what side of the argument that you fall on.  However, don’t buy the distilled water that is stored in cheap plastic containers, because the taste of the plastic may be noticeable as you drink the water.

The first thing that you will notice is that it does taste a whole lot different than what you are used to. If that is something that you deem to be a real issue, there are plenty of different ways to flavor the water with juices and the like, all of which will dampen that different taste. But, if you drink distilled water for a day or two, you will probably love it so much you will no longer be able to drink regular water because of the impure taste of tap or bottled water. You can also add minerals to distilled water and it will still taste better than regular water.

What you also need to understand is that distilled water, as well as any other type of water that is bottled and mass produced, may not be exactly what you expect. You should always read the labels so that you know exactly what you are getting before you buy. Some of your bottled water may actually be made from distilled, with nutrients and such added after the fact so that it has a better burst of flavor. Simply taking the time to read all the labels can make the world of difference for you and your family.

The most convenient way is to buy a water distiller because you’ll know what does in and what comes out, and it will much more cheaper than buying water at the store.