Distilled Water: Why Would You Consume Distilled Water?


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Why Would You Consume Distilled Water?

There’s a lot of specialization when it comes to nutrition in the health and fitness world. As a personal trainer in Austin for 21 years, and a gym owner for nearly a decade, I have definitely seen my fair share of it. For example, there’s a lot of different types of protein one can buy off the shelves of any health food or supplement store. There’s a whole bunch of different creatine types available as well, from your basic mono hydrate, on down to the latest, and greatest. Not surprisingly, water is no exception to this as well. There has long been sport drinks designed to replenish lost electrolytes, though they are more often than not loaded with sugar, and then there was regular water that was supplemented at the bottling plant to perform the same function. One thing that has been around for quite a while, and arguably will be for quite some time, is distilled water.

Distilled water is simply water that has been boiled, and the steam caught and condensed. The reasoning behind the process of making distilled water is several fold. For starters, when you boil the water, you are removing the minerals that are found in regular water, so therefore, when you drink distilled water, it has the ability to absorb some of the toxins in your body, and then through the digestion and elimination process, eradicate them. Many studies have corroborated the practice of drinking distilled water as a type of cleanse, though not at all like a full on cleanse, wherein many nutrients are omitted, and is unhealthy. It’s been shown a multitude of times to be a viable option for a short term cleansing of the body, so long as you have proper nutrition, sleep cycles, and of course, drink enough of the distilled water.

Those who disregard the science proving that long term fasting is not in their best interests, and elect to do so with distilled water, place themselves in further jeopardy as the rapid depletion of electrolytes in the distilled water occurs with the absence of the minerals, namely potassium, sodium, and chloride, as well as trace minerals, such as magnesium, for example. The deficiency of these minerals have been well known to cause heart beat irregularities as well as promote higher blood pressure.

The flip side of the lack of minerals, such as sodium, is what makes it popular within the athletic world for those who are looking to shed water weight such as wrestlers, mixed martial arts fighters, and bodybuilders. Since the sodium is absent in distilled water, there’s less of a promotion of water retention as there would be found in sodium rich tap water.

Whether you use distilled water as a way to reduce your water retention for a short period so as to appear leaner, and thus more cut, or are looking to do a simple and healthy cleanse that would last a week or so, distilled water is a safe and effective way to go about it, provided you use common sense and don’t lose out on too many other minerals and electrolytes in the process.

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My name is Andy Bruchey and I founded Complete Fitness Design over 20 years ago. I specialize in weight loss/gain, including the addition of quality, lean muscle mass, corrective flexibility, post injury rehabilitation, nutrition and sports specific training.
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Austin personal trainer Andy Bruchey describes the process of making distilled water and talks about why you would or should consider drinking it.
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