Posted by: Leez | 2009/08/05

Cold vs boiled water

Hi doc

Please advise. It' s extremely difficult for me to drink tap water during the winter season as it' s just way too cold. However, I now drink mugs and mugs of cooled boiled water. Does this amount to the same thing? I even drink my boiled water as a substitute for tea (with my lunch, etc).

Thanks for your time!

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Dear Leez
It is perfectly good to drink cooled, boiled water esp nowadays when we can't be sure that the tap water is 100% safe. By boiling the tap water you will eliminate most bacteria, etc. Just make sure that you don't overdo your water intake. Excessive water/liquid intake (more than 2,5 litre or 10 cups a day) can leach important minerals like potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium out of your body can cause so-called electrolyte imbalances. So drink your 2,5 L of liquid (which can include boiled, cooled tap water) every day and you will be fine.
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