Today everyone knows that Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems works for removing water impurities, but few are aware that they also remove the beneficial minerals. In fact, the reverse osmosis process removes 92-99% of beneficial calcium and magnesium. Now, what to say??
Recently it is published in a report from WHO (World Health Organization) it self, THAT R.O. WATER IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH UNLESS IT IS REMINERALIZED. Say NO to R.O. and is it safe to drink R.O. Water?
It may increase your ACIDITY:
One of the primary reasons R.O. water is unhealthy is because removing the minerals makes the water acidic (often well below 7.0 pH). Drinking acidic water will not help maintain a healthy pH balance in the blood, which should be slightly alkaline.
In the natural health and medical communities, acidosis in the body is considered an underlying cause of most degenerative diseases.
According to the WHO study, low mineral water increased diuresis (the production of urine by the kidneys) 20% on average and markedly increased the elimination of sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium ions from the body.
Why We Need Minerals in Water
It is true that we cannot get all the minerals we need from our food. We need some from water as well.
According to a comprehensive study by the World Health Organization, drinking water with low mineral content had a negative impact on specific functions in the body that control water and mineral metabolism.
They said that drinking de-mineralized water creates an imbalance in the body, causing the body to increase urine output, and thus the additional loss of magnesium, potassium, calcium and chloride ions.
It also changes the mineral-water balance in the body, both inside and outside cell membranes. This can significantly impact cellular hydration.
Low-mineral water also affects key hormones involved in managing the body water balance. And YES, our bodies are 70% WATER. So this is significant.
In RO system, it removes calcium from water as well, that is necessary for bone strength. Calcium is a substantial component of bones and teeth.
The primary reason to suggest the drinking water that is filtered of contaminants but still has naturally occurring minerals in the water is because mineral water is more stable, energetic, and hydrating in the body.
So it is recommended to use any water purifying system that only removes bacteria and virus and other impurities from water, not the essential elements.