Friday, September 11, 2015

SUSTAINable Lifestyle: Why did our ancestors drink from copper vessels?

I came across two huge copper vessels in my ancestral home kitchen. Heavy as they are, I often wondered how they could be of much use to my previous generations, unless one of my team mates shared this information with me.

Here are a few reasons why drinking water from a copper vessel is going to do good to you and your body:

Copper helps to detox the stomach and thus aids digestive system to perform better

Aids in weight loss by helping the body to break down fat and eliminate it more efficiently, thereby, helping your body keep only what it will use and throw out the rest.

Great tool to heal wounds faster, for its known for its immense anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties

If you are worried about the appearance of fine lines on your face; copper, packed  with very strong anti-oxidant and cell forming properties and its ability to boost generation of new healthy skin cells - is your natural remedy. 

Helps maintain cardiovascular health and beats hypertension
According to the American Cancer Society, copper has been found to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate and lowers one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels. 

Can fight cancer
How does copper help in fighting cancer? Well, copper has very strong antioxidant properties that helps fight off free radicals and negate their ill effects – one of the main reasons for the development of cancer. 

Regulates the working of the thyroid gland
Copper is one of the most important trace minerals the thyroid gland needs to function optimally. A lack in copper can send the functioning of the gland out of sync. So when you drink water from a copper vessel. it makes up for this possible deficiency and regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland.

Copper possesses bone and immune system strengthening properties, making it the perfect remedy for arthritis and bone inflammation. 

Skin health and melanin production
Copper is the main component in the production of melanin (a pigment that mitigates the colour of your eyes, hair and skin) in our bodies. 
Ayurveda experts say that drinking this water on a regular basis, especially early in the morning, can make a huge difference to your skin. 

Word of caution
Copper is not innately utilized by our body. That is why too much of the metal can be detrimental. According to the FDA, about 12 mg/day is more than sufficient for the body to use without causing any harm. So, do not overdo the entire exercise. Drinking water twice or thrice in a day from a copper vessel is more than enough to reap its benefits.

*All information gathered by Harshil and complied by Saili


    Samuchit Enviro Tech.

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