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Why do they say that you can not mix boiled water with raw?

Older people know that you can’t dilute raw water with boiled water - there will be an intestinal upset. No one really knows where the belief came from. Today there are several theories about the prohibition of mixing, but none of them is scientific.

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Why not?

According to legend, if you mix raw and boiled water, the following can happen:

  • diarrhea;
  • nausea;
  • vomiting
  • stomach ache;
  • decreased immunity and the development of various chronic diseases.

A variety of theories explain health damage. Consider the main ones:

  • “The body does not understand what they are given to it, because boiled water is dead, and unboiled water is living.” It is believed that boiling neutralizes all beneficial substances. But in reality, the raw water from the healthy contains mainly salts. After boiling, their concentration decreases slightly, but they do not completely disappear. That is, the statement about "dead" water is a myth.
  • “Raw water has a memory, but boiled water does not. When mixed, the liquid becomes inhomogeneous and harmful. " Talk about memory has been going on for quite some time. But no evidence of this has been found. Often behind them is a banal fraud with the sale of vodice, charged for success (luck, from certain diseases, etc.).
  • “Mixed water has a salt composition that can cause diarrhea.” A certain composition of salts can really act as a laxative. But in ordinary water, salts cannot combine in this way.
  • "Once in disinfected boiled water, microorganisms from raw water multiply at a catastrophic rate." In fact, the growth of bacteria is affected by heat and a nutrient medium (sugar). But even under favorable conditions, infection will take some time. Warm sweet tea with the addition of unboiled water will deteriorate after about 4 hours.

Most likely, the warning came from ancient times, when drinking water was collected from rivers and wells. Using it without boiling was dangerous. The liquid was disinfected by boiling. Adding a raw portion neutralized the whole effect - the water was again filled with microorganisms and could cause an intestinal upset or infection.

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Or is it still possible?

All the arguments about the dangers of mixing boiled and raw drinking have no scientific justification. Moreover, they are doubtful in terms of simple logic. In fact, the result of such actions is only one - boiled water, when diluted with crude, becomes unboiled again.

  • In terms of disinfection dilution of boiled water without boiling does not make sense and neutralizes the entire effect of heat treatment. If the crude liquid contains viruses and bacteria, then they will be transported and multiply. Even a small amount of infected liquid is enough to spoil the boiled water. However, it is not a fact that it contains harmful microorganisms. Chlorination and filtration used in the modern world make it potable.
  • In terms of compositional changes dilution of raw boiled water practically does not affect the concentration of impurities. When heated, chlorine leaves with the steam, and the salts are converted to scale and deposited on the heating elements. Adding raw water leads to the fact that the composition again appears impurities that came out during heat treatment.

It turns out that the question of whether it is possible to mix boiled and raw water is similar to the question of whether it is possible to drink unboiled water. If it is clean and filtered, then why not.

So, the statement that boiled and raw water should not be interfered is a belief that has no scientific evidence. When mixed, the liquid again becomes crude with all the ensuing consequences. It is not dangerous for health, unless the water is drawn from a river or other dubious source.In fact, many people dilute tea with cold unboiled water and do not observe diarrhea or any other negative effects.

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  1. Irina
    06/29/2019 at 07:33 Reply

    As you accustom your intestines, so be it. As a child, I always diluted it, and nothing, everything was in order.
    I can drink a glass of milk after pickles or herring, and everything will be fine.

    • Irina
      06/29/2019 at 19:50

      I always dilute hot tea with water from a can of spring water.

    • Alexey
      07/03/2019 at 10:58

      But pickles do not affect milk in any way like salted fish, but fresh cucumbers and milk will tie you to the toilet)

  2. Michael
    07/01/2019 at 09:44 Reply

    my wife has been drinking tea all her life diluting with cold water from a tap and have never heard any complaints from her

  3. Valya
    07/02/2019 at 01:33 Reply

    It’s really just a myth, I have all seven, I’ve been chilling my whole life with cold water and no frustration

  4. Vladimir
    07/02/2019 at 19:51 Reply

    I think that the problem arises, at least with me.

  5. Valentine
    07/02/2019 at 21:06 Reply

    I always dilute with cold raw water not only tea, but also soups, borscht, and I do not observe any discomfort.

    • Elena
      07/04/2019 at 15:52

      A terrible habit. I just imagine, cook, try, I picked up the broth, salt, seasonings, and then a miracle and a bang come in a borsch of water. Do not forget to grunt.

    • Elena
      07/07/2019 at 14:48

      Soups and sauces often lose fluid - it is either absorbed or distributed unevenly by family members. And if the soup / sauce is quite saturated, then it can be diluted with raw water, and then boiled. Nothing terrible will happen.

    • Oleg
      07/07/2019 at 23:09

      Valentina, do you work in public catering? ..

  6. Andrey
    07/04/2019 at 11:30 Reply

    In ancient times, the water when they were drawn from rivers and wells was never boiled to drink. They drank raw.

    • Boris Alexandrovich
      07/15/2019 at 00:16

      In the good old days, water could be drunk from springs, and from lakes, and from rivers, and from a well, and
      rain, and snow, and even from a well-settled Puddle !!! Alas, times have changed: waste, burial grounds, pesticides, production, etc. I even defend the plumbing with a silver spoon and pass it through some kind of filter. Aquaphor, barrier, etc. This is not ADVERTISEMENT but a statement of fact)) Good luck!

  7. Vladimir
    07/04/2019 at 14:51 Reply

    Thermopot has 3 types of temperatures. I heat up to 85, and there I make tea. Tea is just lovely. I make tea 4 times. The next day I add water to a 5 liter thermopot, and again to 85. Everything is alright. Guys buy a thermopot of 5 liters, and do not worry ...

    • Ondre
      07/22/2019 at 19:30

      so it’s good to bathe!

  8. Veronika
    07/05/2019 at 22:46 Reply

    Dilute hot drinks cold filtered. No problem

  9. Alexander
    07/05/2019 at 22:44 Reply

    Recently, he thought to himself whether it would be possible to distinguish pure water from one source (normal salinity), but boil one part, the other not, and then bring it to one temperature. We don’t take broth from bacteria into account, but the gas ratio will change, which can affect the taste. Everything else is bikes)))

  10. Sergey
    07/06/2019 at 00:09 Reply

    harmful is not diluted water but not boiled, and you can dilute it even with urine, to your health

  11. Makar
    07/06/2019 at 06:24 Reply

    If the memory of water is unscientific, then your science is unscientific. I guarantee in the experiment, the brutal beating of the body of anyone who wants, by the means of using charged, systemic poisons of water. All responsibility is yours. Who is willing? It would be especially great if the doctor responded.

    • Vasya
      07/15/2019 at 00:26

      What kind of systemic water core? Is this about water used to cool nuclear reactors?

  12. aydar
    07/06/2019 at 11:07 Reply

    nonsense, I dilute boiled and not boiled water with tap water while I am alive and well. I also dilute milk with tap water, tea with hot tap water, etc. He lived for 61 years, no health problems at all, absolutely

  13. Insel
    07/07/2019 at 11:59 Reply

    Such cooks “helped” sometimes sudden bowel upset after dinner. Women have mostly constipation, they probably never care to add cold water to tea. Sam has repeatedly observed.

    • axinha
      07/07/2019 at 19:52

      classes ... ...

  14. Anatoly
    07/07/2019 at 15:09 Reply

    It turns out that the author does not “succeed” everything. Upon boiling, all soluble impurities turn into insoluble. But while the water remains boiled, insoluble impurities remain in suspension and, when ingested, do not cause much harm to the body. As soon as you have diluted the boiled water “raw”, all the suspensions begin to stick together and settle. Look inside the kettle, in which “raw” was added to boiled water and evaluate the thickness of the scale, the same thing happens in the digestive tract.

    • Milena
      10/04/2019 at 19:31

      It’s interesting, scale, it’s salt when boiling, does your stomach deal with boiling? What kind of scum can there be? In the digestive tract, if you consume a lot of salts, it goes into sand and stones, but this is due to Tim's attitude to all foods. If you drink boiled water, but prefer to eat salty food, then you still have stones

  15. Vladimir
    07/08/2019 at 22:56 Reply

    The only thing I know about boiled water is that it does not have oxygen, but it’s the same as other gases, but it’s only right after boiling, after cooling to room temperature, the gases dissolve to some extent in water again, but what This is not carbonated water affects the body, I do not know. however, like any fabrications like the memory of water, it looks a lot like Chumak’s passages in front of the camera,

  16. Novel
    07/10/2019 at 07:30 Reply

    I don’t understand and don’t want to understand people who dilute ... ... when I want to drink tea, I want to drink it hot, and tea diluted with cold oxen is almost urine.

    • Emma
      07/14/2019 at 21:39

      Well done . Similarly.

  17. Catherine
    07/11/2019 at 10:23 Reply

    In our group at the institute there was a girl who could not tolerate such a mixture. She became ill ....

  18. Vlad
    07/11/2019 at 13:32 Reply

    In Soviet times — while serving in the army, they brought our battalion to Minsk (Belarus), but the local canteen didn’t count — the soup began to run out at distribution, the young cook poured raw water into the tank with soup for volume. The entire 5-storey barracks where we were settled was “laid out,” lines on all 5 floors, until they brought a tank with divorced potassium permanganate and watered everyone.

  19. Alexander
    07/11/2019 at 21:58 Reply

    Most likely the fact is that boiled water remains warm for a long time, and if you add raw water with bacteria to it, then they fall in favorable conditions (heat) and multiply rapidly.

  20. Vasya
    07/11/2019 at 22:04 Reply

    miserable babble of amateurs ... why?

  21. Raisa
    07/12/2019 at 19:32 Reply

    I don’t drink hot tea all my life, I prefer cold. If at a party they pour hot, then I dilute with cold water from the tap. Nothing bad has happened to me for ALL my life. And from hot you can get esophageal cancer.

  22. Yuri
    07/13/2019 at 02:05 Reply

    Try stirring sugar in tea from boiled water and with the addition of raw sugar in it - the visual difference will be obvious

  23. Sergey
    07/13/2019 at 10:12 Reply

    I used to try to dilute in childhood - I didn’t like it, since then I don’t do it, some kind of silly discussion

  24. Victor
    07/14/2019 at 20:50 Reply

    You can’t mix boiled and raw, you can’t)) you can’t lower the degree, you can’t smoke on an empty stomach, you can’t eat dry for a long time, you can’t help but listen to the elders.

  25. Grisha
    07/23/2019 at 09:38 Reply

    I always dilute hot tea with purchased raw water such as a bottle for a cooler, I dilute all the norms even from a tap with diluted water and dilute all the norms ..

  26. Ed
    07/23/2019 at 22:06 Reply

    After mixing the filtered unboiled and boiled cooled water, there will be no particular difference. Another thing is if pouring unfiltered water into a warm boiled nutrient medium (soup, compote ...) and letting this soup ripen for 3-4 hours.This peculiar Petri dish may certainly not work. If you're lucky…

    • Milena
      10/04/2019 at 19:12

      And so you do not get microorganisms in the soup? Immediately after boiling, put it in a vacuum? Products have an expiration date, due to the bacteria in them.

  27. Lyudmila 10.10.2019
    10/06/2019 at 07:47 Reply

    Thanks to everyone. I learned a lot of interesting things. But sometimes I dilute and nothing. I’ve been living for 73 years. Good health to all.