60% of your body is water, and it’s important to drink a steady supply of water throughout the day for optimal health. But why? And how does distilled water stack up against filtered water?
Water Health Benefits
What are the benefits of drinking water? Water is the most essential nutrient your body needs — without it, your bodily systems will shut down in just a few days. Water helps regulate your temperature, lubricate your joints, promote brain function, rid your body of waste, and prevent issues like constipation or headache.
Drinking enough water will keep you healthy and happy, but water contaminated with chemicals, bacteria, or other microorganisms can cause serious health problems. That’s why water purification is an important part of your family’s health. But there are many forms of water purification..
What Is Distilled Water?
Distilled water is water that has been boiled into a vapor and then condensed in a separate container to become liquid again. This vaporization removes many of the impurities from the water, including minerals and salts.
Distilled water has a flat taste because it has been boiled. However, one benefit of distilled water is the potential of contaminants being removed. That said, impurities that do not boil at or below the boiling point of water will remain after the water has been distilled.
When bacterial contamination is detected in your local tap water a boil advisory is issued until the water is deemed safe again. This boiling process does eradicate some common water quality issues, but not all.
Distilled Water Vs. Filtered Water
Distillation is one method of purifying water. Distillation requires specific equipment and a good deal of time to make at home. Another option is to purchase distilled water from a store.
A more thorough way of purifying your tap water to be as pure and clean as possible is to install a water filtration system in your home. Depending on the type of filtration, your water will have less contaminants compared to distilled water.
For example, reverse osmosis filters push tap water through a semipermeable membrane to remove impurities and contaminants while leaving pure refreshing water. Filtering your water with reverse osmosis technology will remove up to 99% of contaminants like lead, chlorine, heavy metals, fluoride, pharmaceuticals, bacteria, and pesticides.
Choose Filtered Water
Distilled water is a better option than water straight from your tap, but for the best protection from contaminants, you should choose filtered water. Want to find out which filtration system is right for your home? Talk to a member of our customer service team to start enjoying fresher, cleaner water today. Express Water makes water filtration simple and hassle-free so you can remove common contaminants from your tap water without missing a beat.