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    Distilled water vs tap water ?


    I see a lot of people purchasing only "Distilled" water , over tap water or other purified water - is there a nutritional gain/value oppose to drinking regular water ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdss
    I see a lot of people purchasing only "Distilled" water , over tap water or other purified water - is there a nutritional gain/value oppose to drinking regular water ?
    i learnt this from ap chem so my answer is more on the science side than nutrition. Distilled water is just H2O with all other ions removed from it.. So you lose all other stuff that comes in other water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benmayro

    i learnt this from ap chem so my answer is more on the science side than nutrition. Distilled water is just H2O with all other ions removed from it.. So you lose all other stuff that comes in other water.
    Alright that's cool to know - but would it actually make a difference with your diet ? Or is it similar to having organic products ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdss

    Alright that's cool to know - but would it actually make a difference with your diet ? Or is it similar to having organic products ?
    You lose everything in the other H20. So if you want it than its bad for your diet and if you dont than its better for your diet.

    Organic means contains carbon so it is impossible for water to be organic. You could dissolve some carbon containing molecules but they will have to be small because water is polar and most hydrocarbons are nonpolar
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    Distilled water won't have the vitamins and minerals (as benmayro was saying) that tap water will. In the U.S. tap water is usually tested and held to a higher standard than most bottled water, so if it tastes good I'd go with the tap water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doss
    Distilled water won't have the vitamins and minerals (as benmayro was saying) that tap water will. In the U.S. tap water is usually tested and held to a higher standard than most bottled water, so if it tastes good I'd go with the tap water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdss View Post
    I see a lot of people purchasing only "Distilled" water , over tap water or other purified water - is there a nutritional gain/value oppose to drinking regular water ?
    Distilled water contains NO Minerals , just straight H20 , drinking only Distilled Water will lead to Dehydration , if you want that, go ahead and enjoy the heart attack. No one should EVER be drinking Distilled water...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doss
    Distilled water won't have the vitamins and minerals (as benmayro was saying) that tap water will. In the U.S. tap water is usually tested and held to a higher standard than most bottled water, so if it tastes good I'd go with the tap water!
    This.

    Besides drinking only distilled water, you're heading into OCD land.
    Drink the tap water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celorza

    Distilled water contains NO Minerals , just straight H20 , drinking only Distilled Water will lead to Dehydration , if you want that, go ahead and enjoy the heart attack. No one should EVER be drinking Distilled water...
    Cel why will drinking distilled water lead to dehydration, i never talk
    about or even thought of it.. My only guess is that do to its low salt content it would cause the salt inside of the cells to go out because your body wants equilibruim..

    Dont cook with distilled water it takes longer to cook due to stronger intermolecular forces
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    Quote Originally Posted by benmayro View Post
    Cel why will drinking distilled water lead to dehydration, i never talk
    about or even thought of it.. My only guess is that do to its low salt content it would cause the salt inside of the cells to go out because your body wants equilibruim..

    Dont cook with distilled water it takes longer to cook due to stronger intermolecular forces
    Exactly, distilled water will only run minerals out via sweat and urine...also if you ONLY drink Distilled water, the electrolyte-free H20 will not be used by your body at all...merely will pass by...in time it will lead to dehydration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celorza

    Exactly, distilled water will only run minerals out via sweat and urine...also if you ONLY drink Distilled water, the electrolyte-free H20 will not be used by your body at all...merely will pass by...in time it will lead to dehydration.
    Good, just making sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benmayro

    Good, just making sure!
    How about if you were to add salt to just straight water , for electrolyte reasons - how much would you want to add per liter ?
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    depends on what you want, NaCl is highly soluble in water so you can get an unbelievable amount in it but i truely think its unneeded, are you having specific problems?
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    Quote Originally Posted by benmayro
    depends on what you want, NaCl is highly soluble in water so you can get an unbelievable amount in it but i truely think its unneeded, are you having specific problems?
    Well ill be going through a long , rough week lets say with little resources.. So I'm trying to gain as much knowledge and train my ass off right now .. So if I can add some form of salts to my body to help replenish what I'm losing at a proportionate amount it would be great . I just don't want to add too much
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    i say add a dash to your food maybe once or twice.. not water though
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    I use tap water but I have a filter to remove most of the fluoride. Fluoride is a depressant that even the nazis added to the water to control people
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celorza

    Exactly, distilled water will only run minerals out via sweat and urine...also if you ONLY drink Distilled water, the electrolyte-free H20 will not be used by your body at all...merely will pass by...in time it will lead to dehydration.
    He's right on here, good work brother
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    Quote Originally Posted by aceroni

    He's right on here, good work brother
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    Fluoride is added to the water, albeit in tiny amounts, to help in tooth health because many people fail to brush their teeth. Look at Great Britain who removed fluoride from their water and look at their teeth now...

    Also, unless you have a healthy sodium level intake, then drinking distilled water (with sodium removed) may cause hyponaetremia.

    Although during endurance events, not even tap water contains enough sodium to offset this condition
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doss View Post
    Distilled water won't have the vitamins and minerals (as benmayro was saying) that tap water will. In the U.S. tap water is usually tested and held to a higher standard than most bottled water, so if it tastes good I'd go with the tap water!
    distilled water is missing the vitamins and minerals that tap water has and also has the ions removed from it. It is also a bit harder to drink than tap water. I would drink mineral water for sure. This way your not cheating yourself of vital vitamins and minerals.
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    But like cel said, because it is stripped of ions, it will deplete your body of ions if you drink it. thus dehydrating you.
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