For as long as I can remember, I had seen my grandfather keeping his water in a copper jug. He used to then pour it out in a copper glass and drink water off it. I have never seen him using stainless steel, let alone plastic. Whenever he used to see us cousins drinking from plastic bottles, he would say, “You are drinking poison!” And we as usual made a lame joke, “Chill Dadu! We are the new generation. It’s cool!”
However, one day I asked him what is so special in drinking water off copper vessels. He sat me down and explained the many health benefits of drinking water in copper bottle. I was dumbfounded. REALLY?!
What I thought to be a fad of the older generation actually turned out to have a scientific explanation. Here, let me share with you some few important health benefits of drinking water in a copper bottle.
Copper however is an important mineral needed in our body for a healthy functioning. It balances out the three doshas in our body (vata, kapha and pitta). The water needs to be stored overnight in a copper jar or bottle and should be consumed first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This water helps to maintain the body’s pH balance. Copper has anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Five Important Health Benefits of Drinking Water in a Copper Bottle Include:
1. Fights infection
The metal copper is ‘Oligodynamic’ in nature and can destroy all the bacteria in water very easily. It kills bacteria E.coli and S.aureus which are commonly prevalent in the environment and prevents diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, and jaundice.
2. Aids digestion
Indigestion seems to be an everyday problem these days. Copper has properties to stimulate the stomach to boost proper digestion of food and move it along the digestive tract. It also kills bacteria in the stomach that might lead to stomach infection and prevents stomach inflammation. It also detoxifies our digestive system, liver and kidneys.
3. Helps weight loss
If your regular weight loss technique is not helping you, why give copper vessel a try? Store water in a copper bottle overnight and drink over the course of the day for 3-4 times. Copper is known to melt body fat and improve metabolism.
Drinking water from copper bottle will promote anti-aging. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and has cell forming properties that will prevent fine lines and wrinkles and forms new healthy cells.
5. Balances the thyroid gland
Health experts say that those with thyroid have very low levels of copper in their system. So drinking water from a copper bottle will not only regulate thyroid levels but also prevent hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
Besides these, copper is also known to improve the immune system, heal wounds fast and helps in absorption of iron preventing anaemia.
So adopt to age-old procedures of keeping diseases and infections at bay. Drink water from copper bottle.