Mineral water or distelled water... what do you prefer?

@jpso138 (7863)
Philippines
February 12, 2008 6:49am CST
I have just come across an article about the difference of mineral water and distilled water. From the name itself, mineral water contains minerals which help the body and give the body vital elements for proper development and function. Distilled water contains 0 elements and some people considered it as the cleanest since it has nothing but water. But studies have indicated that drinking distilled water may not be healthy at all. There were some cases of concern since children drinking distilled water have been reported to have problems with their teeth and there were other concerns which I could no longer remember. Anyway, this problem has been attributed to the lack of elements in the distilled water, like calcium which actually heps in the proper development of teeth. Are you drinking the right kind of water?
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@balasri (26549)
• India
12 Feb 08
I use the mineral water for myself and use the distilled water to my car.
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@madlees (1381)
• India
12 Feb 08
that's what we are supposed to do Right??
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
12 Feb 08
I think that Is a very good choice. Mineral water for our body and distilled water for the car. Actually, we have available bottled water for sale here, the famous brand actually is Wilkins and its distilled. Very clean but no elements. I think you are making a good choice, in fact I also do the same. The best thing to use in car radiators and car batteries are distilled since there are no elements, and when the temperature rises, it will not create any sediments. So the radiators are very flowing and the car batteries will not short circuit since distilled water is a non conductor.
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@balasri (26549)
• India
12 Feb 08
Yes madlees .Exactly.
@madlees (1381)
• India
12 Feb 08
We drink the threated water which is passed through water purifiers. So I think it allright. In India, we hear that what we get as mineral water are not really pure at all. So our way of drinking seems to be the purest.
@madlees (1381)
• India
12 Feb 08
sorry I mistyped there. It should read treated water and not as threated water..
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
12 Feb 08
I guess, we also have that here. Its purified water in the sense that it passes through a purifier which are actually sand, charcoal, pebbles to that effect. Basically its still a healthy water and better than distilled for health reasons.
@madlees (1381)
• India
12 Feb 08
Not only that , it is treated with chlorine by the municipality. Then we get it through water purifier like Aquaguard at home. So doubly pure..
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Feb 08
i am preferred of the natural water but because nowadays so many illness that we suffer is came from our water so we have no choice except to use either mineral or distilled. but distilled has no taste anymore.
@xavi221 (38)
• China
15 Feb 08
i prefer mineral water. mineral water contains vital elements for body and drinking distilled water for long term will affect your health,decrease vital elements for body
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
Yes quite true. Mineral water does give us an advantage over other water because of the elements that it contains.
@emrald1 (48)
• India
13 Feb 08
Personally i would prefer mineral water, as it not only fullfill you thirst need but also provide you with some of the essential needs of minerals, for which you dont have to take anything separatly. There are different kind of mineral water, with different medicinal value's you see. So live healthy!
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
13 Feb 08
Yes, I fully agree with you mineral water contains essential elements that provide the body additional advantage for proper functioning and added values aside from quenching the thirst.
• United States
12 Feb 08
Tap water in most areas is BAD, so that's out. Distilled water is good for steam irons since everything has been removed and you won't get calcium deposits in your iron. I like mineral water, the bubbly kind, Pellegrino, I believe is the brand name. It's pretty pricey, but as a treat, it's great. My cat drinks more water than I do. I just use bottled water most of the time. Get my bottles refilled at a water store.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
13 Feb 08
I agree with you Joyce. Distilled water is good for steam irons since as you said there are no deposits and eventually nothing will stay on your iron. I heard about such mineral water but I think its hard to find such kind here in our country unless you go to some duty free shops. However it would be inappropriate for us to buy it for use here since it would be expensive.
@danzer (2731)
• Philippines
12 Feb 08
I prefer natural fresh water. But in cities, there are no clean fresh water anymore that can be found. Therefore, I drink mineral bottled water!
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
12 Feb 08
Yes, that would have been the best. In fact, I have visited Mali, Maldives and they have bottled water for many of their resorts which are actually purchased from Norway, and actually what is inside the bottle is not purified or treated but from the artesian well. Sad to note that in our city, much of the water is contaminated and dirty, so I also drink mineral bottled water.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
12 Feb 08
that again is news to me.i thought water was just water.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
12 Feb 08
Well, it also came a surprise to me since its all water. Yes, there is actually a difference since mineral water has this elements. Another term probably for this mineral water is spring water, wherein the water comes from the spring and are filtered by the normal filters like sand, rocks etc. The distilled water is processed by something else taking out the elements and of course considered the cleanest. Unfortunately, it also takes away the vital elements. That is why if you notice the labels at the back for information, you will notice on mineral water, there are certain percentage for bicarbonates, chlorides, calcium or something to that effect, but in distilled water, there are 0 elements.