You must have heard of the age-old practice of drinking water from a copper cup. But, in today’s age of UV filters and RO purifiers, people barely do so. However, the ancient Ayurvedic practice of drinking water from a copper cup has a host of benefits for the body.
1) Stimulates Brain
2) Soothes Arthritis Pain
Copper has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are very effective in relieving aches and pains, especially those caused due to arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to this, copper helps to strengthen the bones and the immune system.
3) Boosts Skin Health
Copper is one of the main components of melanin-a pigment that controls the color of our eyes, hair and skin. Copper aids the production of new cells, which helps to replenish the skin and makes it soft and supple.
4) Regulates Functioning of the Thyroid Gland
Health experts have observed that most people who suffer from thyroid diseases, have a deficiency of copper in their body. Though low levels of copper are usually seen in people suffering from hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone), people with hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) may also suffer from copper deficiency.
5) Slows Down the Ageing Process
6) Improves Digestion
Not only does copper help to cleanse and detox the stomach, but it also regulates the working of the liver and the kidneys. Copper helps with the proper elimination of waste and ensures that nutrients are easily absorbed from food.
7) Kills Harmful Bacteria
Storing water in a copper jug and drinking water from a copper cup, creates a natural purification process for the body. Copper kills microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi, thereby making the water fit for drinking.
8) Gets Rid of Anemia
Copper is one of the primary components of the different processes that take place within the body. Ranging from the formation of new cells to the absorption of iron, copper is an essential mineral for the body.
9) Lowers the Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease
Copper’s antioxidant properties, fight against free radicals and negate their ill effects on the body. These radicals are one of the chief causes of cancer. Apart from this, copper has been found to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate and lower bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body.
Over time, we have gradually realized how beneficial the practices followed by our ancestors were. So, take a leaf from your grandmother’s diary and start drinking water from a copper cup/glass instead of your regular glass.
Sources: Cosmos Magazine, CureJoy, Health24, Hindustan Times, MindBodyGreen, NDTV Food, NetDoctor, Organic Facts, Shape Magazine, StyleBlueprint, SUCH TV, Warner Orthopaedics.