What is distilled water?As the name implies, distilled water goes through the distillation process, where water is heated to a boiling point to produce vapor. The vapor is cooled and condensed into a purified liquid called the distillate.
Impurities are dissolved or removed during distillation to purify the separated steam or vapor. These impurities include toxic metals, biological contaminants—such as bacteria, algae, viruses, parasites, and fungi—and minerals like lead and copper. That’s why distilled water is also commonly referred to as purified water. It is the purest form of water you can find.
Because distilled water does not contain harmful minerals, it is often used to maintain cars and household appliances. It is also used to clean hospital equipment and help prevent contamination and infections. Additionally, laboratories prefer distilled water since it does not contain chemicals that react in experiments.
Unfortunately, here’s the catch: distilled water does not contain the minerals your body needs. Distillation removes oxygen, simple hydrogen, and 99.9 percent of other minerals found in water, along with water contaminants and heavy metals. So while you are assured that distilled water is clean, pure, and safe, it does not do much for your body aside from quenching thirst.