Weirdly, I only know this because I just had this conversation with one of my two best friends, who is a doctor of chemistry. We were actually discussing that bottled water that has extra ions added and LOLing ourselves sick over the pseudo-scientifical jargon all over the label.Is that SmartWater?
I think that's the brand! Hilarious.
Kai, unless you are malnourished or drink too much water, you would be perfectly alright drinking distilled water, although honestly I think it tastes disgusting and no one should drink it.
I'm pretty underweight. From a health related standpoint I don't think I can afford to drink distilled water.
I've taken physiology and understand osmotic potential. I also understand the what and why of ionic nutrition in your body, that is, why you need potassium and chlorine and sodium and calcium and magnesium. Though you may be able to live off distilled water, I would hold that evolutionarily, our physiology is not optimized for it.
Of course, nor is our physiology optimized for most of modern civilization.