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Purified vs. Distilled Water: What Makes Them Different?

Purified and distilled water look the same on the surface, but there are a lot of crucial differences between the two, some on a microscopic level while others based on the number of nutrients and minerals present in them. Both types can be sued for driving by many people, and there is nothing wrong with any of them.

But what form of water should you consume, and which one is better for you? Today we will look at his comparison so that you can decide for yourself if one benefits you based on health and expenses.

What Is Purified Water?

Purified water is made by removing all the chemicals and contaminants present in it, which are unhealthy and unsafe for drinking. This includes collecting groundwater or water from a natural source and using different filtration techniques to get rid of these impurities.

Although different contaminants are removed, the natural minerals in the water are still preserved, which play a very important role in maintaining an individual's health.


Great for use if no proper water supply in an area is present

Does not have any heavy metals present in it, which can cause damage to the body

Has a better taste


Does not contain fluoride, which is essential for the health of teeth.

Costly since there is a constant need to buy new, unused filters or filtered bottles.

What is Distilled Water?

Distilled water is the same as filtered water, but with some extra things removed. Distilled water is made by the process of distillation, which includes boiling water in a lab or a big factory, collecting the steam produced, and cooling that steam to make water again.

This water is free of all different types of contaminants and chemicals, but the minerals present in the water are also removed in the process. Thus distilled water is free of any chemicals as well as any minerals.


Free of any chemicals and pure water at its best

Great for use by immunocompromised people like those having HIV or cancer.

Free of any additive substances like chlorine


Does not contain minerals, which are suitable for the health

Does not have a good taste

Conclusion - Which One Is Better?

We have provided the making process of both types of water and have listed the pros and cons associated with the use of each. We can't go with one type and say it is the better of the two options since each type has a different composition and uses. The choice between the two depends on your needs and your preference.

If you like pure water with nothing added to it, not even the minerals, then distilled water is your best choice. But if you need water having the natural minerals to keep you healthy but without the presence of any chemicals, you should go with filtered water instead. Hydration is the end goal here, so no matter the type, you should always try to drink as much water as possible.

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