Yet, the pure water advocates accurately contend that many healthy cultures have only distilled water (rainwater and snow) as their source. These cultures highly prized salt for their minerals, often traveling long distances to get it. In addition to that, it is widely accepted that pure water has been successfully used for therapeutic purposes and organic minerals found in food are more readily utilized than inorganic minerals.
Like most controversies, there is truth on both sides, but the truth needs to be put into perspective. First of all, there are healthy people on both sides of the fence. It is far more important to stay hydrated and drink pure water than argue over this issue. All water, mineral free or not, needs to be “structured and alkalized” in order to be best assimilated by the body. This is discussed in the next section.
The greatest concern of mineral free water is the acidity. Testing strips often show RO water to be very acidic, however, this leads to an inaccurate conclusion. The fault is in the method of testing. The testing strips measure minerals levels to determine pH, but RO removes those minerals leaving a faulty conclusion. Lab testing will actually reveal a neutral pH levelhexagonalwater1.jpg
It is commonly believe that pure water is an aggressive solvent and will leach minerals from the body, especially the bones, but this is unproven. Water is immediately neutralized when it comes into contact with the stomach acids. In addition, a simple solution of adding a pinch of quality sea salt can mineralize pure water. Minerals alkalize water and alkaline water is very healthy because a body in an alkaline state is not vulnerable to pathogens and diseases. A simple litmus test will tell a person their pH and whether this is an issue.
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