Distilled water does remove minerals, which would make sense that it would make the body more acidic unless the minerals were being replaced. But some recommend using it for short-term fasting/detoxing.
Electrolytes = minerals the body uses to maintain homeostasis (blood pressure, heart rate, etc.). These minerals include sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and chloride.
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