Pure Water Can Kill You

Water is vital for our lives. It not only helps us quench our thirst but also contributes to the smooth functioning of varied bodily functions while keeping us healthy. Therefore, it's essential to drink enough water, but not all of it is safe to drink. Water needs to be filtered to help eliminate the extra minerals, dirt, parasites, and other contaminants that you don’t want to put into your body. Is there such a thing as too pure when it comes to drinking water? Having some minerals in your drinking water is fine, and can actually be good for you. However, ultra pure water — water that has no trace of minerals or anything else other than H2O molecules in it — can be harmful to your health if you drink too much of it. If you drink a glass of ultra pure water, you won’t have an immediate bad reaction, but the water will pull some minerals out of your body. As the pure water flows through you, it will extract molecules that are meant to remain in your body. That’s why drinking too much distilled water can be harmful — your body is sapped of minerals when you excrete the water. If you keep replacing it with pure water, you keep diluting your mineral content. So, if you drink enough of it, your cells will start absorbing water, which then disturbs the balance of electrolytes in your body. This is most seriously a problem in the brain, where water poisoning can lead to brain damage, coma and even death.