FACT: This is a statement used countless times, usually the literature from some filter companies trying to tell you that their filters take out the bad contaminants and leave in the good, beneficial minerals.
Fortunately, there are many reputable companies who would never think of making this kind of claim in its ads.
Distillation will kill and remove bacteria, viruses, cysts, as well as heavy metals, radionuclides, organics, inorganics, and particulates.
And yes, it will remove minerals, which fall under inorganic contaminants.
The minerals in water are in an inorganic form. In other words, they are rocks.
Our minerals need to come from food, not rocks.
Through the process of photosynthesis, plants are able to convert the inorganic mineral from the soil and its water into organic minerals.
We were into organic minerals. We were designed to eat plants to get our minerals.