Demineralised Drinking Water

Demineralised Drinking Water

Water is the elixir of life. The requirement of water for very existence of life and preservation of health has driven man to devise methods for maintaining its purity and wholesomeness. The water can get contaminated, polluted and become a potential hazard to human health. Water in its purest form devoid of natural minerals can also be the other end of spectrum where health could be adversely affected. Limited availability of fresh water and increased requirements has led to an increased usage of personal, domestic and commercial methods like RO (Reverse Osmosis) for purification of water. 

Earlier artificially produced demineralized or de-ionized or reverse osmosis (RO) treated water had been used mainly for industrial, technical and laboratory purposes and use of water intended for drinking commonly was not in practice. During the last two decades, demineralization through RO has become a widely practised technique in providing new fresh drinking water

For health calcium and magnesium are both essential elements. The potential for adverse health effects from long-term consumption of demineralized water is of interest not only in countries lacking adequate fresh water but also in countries where some type of home water treatment system like RO (Reverse Osmosis) are used or where some type of bottled water are consumed.

Demineralized soft water, when used for cooking is known to cause substantial losses of all essential elements from food (vegetables, meat, cereals). Such losses may reach up to 60% for magnesium and calcium or even more for some other microelements (e.g., copper 66%, manganese 70%, cobalt 86%). In contrast, when hard water is used for cooking, the loss of these elements is much lower.  The current diet of many people usually does not provide all necessary elements in sufficient quantities, and therefore, any factor that results in the loss of essential elements and nutrients during the processing and preparation of food could be detrimental for them.

Recent studies also suggest that the intake of soft water, i.e. water low in calcium, may be associated with higher risk of fracture in children, certain neurodegenerative diseases, pre-term birth and low weight at birth and some types of cancer. In addition to an increased risk of sudden death, the intake of water low in magnesium seems to be associated with a higher risk of motor neuronal disease, pregnancy disorders (so-called preeclampsia) and some types of cancer.

Thus drinking demineralised water in short RO water instead of giving us benefit may harm our body in many ways.

To support the above theory, I am mentioning a link below from National Centre for Biotechnology Information, Government of India

Stop drinking Demineralised RO water and switch to Water Ionizers which cleans the water as well as retains the minerals present in the tap water 

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