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Is pure demineralised water healthy to drink?

Is pure demineralised water healthy to drink?

Water is essential for life, and it's important to make sure you're drinking enough of it every day. But not all water is created equal. While tap water may be convenient and inexpensive, it can be contaminated with a variety of pollutants and may also be lacking in essential minerals.

In contrast, mineral water is a type of natural water that contains a range of beneficial minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. These minerals are important for maintaining proper hydration, supporting healthy bone and muscle function, and regulating many of the body's processes.

Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the benefits of mineral water and may opt for demineralized water instead. Demineralized water, also known as purified water, is water that has been treated to remove all minerals and impurities. While this may seem like a good idea, it can actually be harmful to your health in the long run.

Here are some reasons why demineralized water can be unhealthy:

  • It can lead to mineral deficiencies: By removing all minerals from water, demineralized water can actually deplete your body of essential nutrients. This can lead to deficiencies in calcium, magnesium, and other minerals that are important for maintaining proper health.


  • It can be more acidic: Demineralized water has a pH that is closer to neutral, which can make it more acidic than mineral water. This can lead to a range of health problems, including acid reflux, digestive issues, and even damage to teeth and bones.


  • It can leach minerals from your body: Because demineralized water lacks minerals, it can actually leach minerals from your body when you drink it. This can lead to mineral imbalances and may even contribute to osteoporosis over time.

In contrast, mineral water provides a natural source of essential minerals that your body needs. Some studies have even suggested that drinking mineral water may have additional health benefits, such as improving digestion and reducing inflammation.

So if you're looking for a healthier alternative to tap water, consider switching to mineral water instead. Not only will you be hydrating your body with essential minerals, but you'll also be avoiding the potential health risks associated with demineralized water. The Sküma system promotes the use of healthy mineralised water without the plastic waste associated with bottled water - find out more here.






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