Hi Waterline, you do lose the minerals with the Reverse Osmosis system and distillation as well; however, making the decision to drink our water straight from the source should not be an option. While you can add minerals lost through distillation or reverse osmosis to your diet, you cannot remove the impurities from the water without getting rid of some minerals. Two ways you can get back those well needed minerals are 1) from foods and 2) dietary supplements. I recommend getting most of them back from foods. Here are a list of some foods that are packed with minerals:
Calcium - green leafy vegetables (such as broccoli, cabbage and okra), soya beans, tofu, soya drinks with added calcium, nuts, bread and anything made with fortified flour, and fish where you eat the bones, such as sardines.
Iron - liver, meat, beans, nuts, dried fruit (such as dried apricots), whole grains (such as brown rice), fortified breakfast cereals, soybean flour and most dark green leafy vegetables (such as watercress and curly kale).
Magnesium - green leafy vegetables (such as spinach) and nuts. Other sources include bread, fish, meat and dairy foods.
Phosphorous - red meat, dairy foods, fish, poultry, bread, rice and oats.
Potassium - fruits such as bananas, citrus fruits, potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, nuts and seeds, fish, poultry, beef, dark leafy green vegetables and dairy products.
Sulphur - eggs, beans, garlic, onions and pulses. Both red and white meat are also good sources of sulphur.
Zinc - oysters, crab, lobster, red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals, and dairy products.
Try to include as much of these foods in your daily diets, preferably from an organically grown local market. Mass produced foods are not as nutrient rich and this is where supplement is needed to add what the foods cannot.
Mixing your water again with tap water will only defeat the purpose of cleansing your water in the first place. Allow foods and/or supplements to replace what was lost.
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