ou often find yourself in a situation when you (un)intentionally or (un)consciously reboiling water in the kettle. I understand the reasons, something distracted you while you were making tea, perhaps a long phone call or an urgent meeting at the office. This has already happened to everyone, but next time you sense this familiar situation, stop right there. I warn you not to boil the same water again! The main reason why you should never re-boil the same water again lies in the fact that the composition of the water at boiling point gets altered. That can be very dangerous and you know little about it.
Water turns to steam at boiling point, we know that. The steam coming off of the water is made up of volatile compounds. They burn out of the water and turn into gasses, i.e. the water is turning into steam. When you start re-boiling the already cooled down water, the dissolved volatile gasses and minerals are subjected to the same process once again and the chemical components are changing their structure for the second time. This time the process of the second change is actually very harmful.
The moment water is put for re-boiling, the dangerous components that should escape from the water will stay inside. Suddenly, you are interested in knowing more about those harmful substances, am I right? Most common, re-boiled water contains fluoride, nitratesand arsenic. It is known that healthy minerals are retained in boiled water. By re-boiling it the healthy components are creating a dangerous situation to which we are all exposed because they become amassed in the re-boiled water. For instance, calcium salts can cause kidney stones and gallstones if significant amount is consumed, and calcium salt can definitely collect in the re-boiled water.
What are the negative effects of re-boiled water?
If you consume it, you expose yourself to toxic nitrates, excessive fluoride intake, and arsenic intoxication. When the nitrates are exposed to high temperatures and the water reaches boiling point and become toxic. The composition of the nitrates change and turn into nitrosamines and they are carcinogenic.
If you consume re-boiled water you are at risk of developing different types of cancer. Drinking it frequently will cause many health issues like infertility, heart disease, neurological issues, and cancer. Arsenic intoxication turns into invisible sediment and strays into the re-boiled water. The third thing which is dangerous is excessive intake of fluoride and it can cause neurological issues. Children who receive a lot of fluoride have been reported to suffer from cognitive delays.
You have to stop yourself from exposure of these toxins because you have decided to save a minute and not change the boiled and cooled down water in the kettle. You will need less than a minutes to fill your kettle with fresh water and it will keep your body toxin-free. It is worth to avoid harmful things.