Copper. The other white gold! (9th January 2020):
Did you ever think why our ancestors drank water stored in copper pots? Do you know that copper pots are only second to clay pots in terms of benefits? Masked by modernity, we seldom realise the greatness our traditions have.
Reasons to use a copper water bottle are:
1) Stimulates the brain. Copper helps your mind work faster and more efficiently.
2) Strengthens immune system. Copper is well known for its incredible anti bacterial, anti viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
3) Cardiovascular health. Studies have shown that copper minimises the risk of heart diseases. Helps regulate blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol levels.
4) Supports weight loss. Combined with a healthy diet and exercise, drinking from a copper water bottle can be a safe and all-natural way to maintain a healthy weight
5) Improves digestion. Copper flushes out the stomach and digestive tract and helps detox the liver and kidney.
6) Copper helps in the absorption of iron
7) Helps in the formation of collagen
8) Helps in maintaining good health of hair and eyes
Known for its immense anti bacterial, anti viral and anti inflammatory properties, copper is also a great tool for healing wounds quickly. Our body gives us signals from time to time to tell us if there are any deficiencies. Some of the signs and symptoms of copper deficiency are fatigue, arthritis, osteoporosis, paleness and anemia, low body temperature or always feeling cold, brittle bones, muscle soreness, joint pain, hair thinning or balding, unexplained weight loss, skin inflammation and sores and bruising easily.
Apart from drinking water from copper bottles, there are certain foods which are rich in copper.
1) Oysters -4.4 mg per 100 grams
2) Shitake mushrooms – 0.9 mg per 100 grams
3) Firm tofu – 0.4 mg per 100 grams
4) Sweet potatoes – 0.3 mg per 100 grams
5) Dry roasted cashews –2.2 mg per 100 grams. Helps in reducing symptoms of arthritis. B
6) Sesame seeds – 2.5 mg per 100 grams.
7) Salmon – 0.3 mg per 100 grams
8) Avocados –0.2 mg per 100 grams
9) Dark chocolate – 1.8 mg per 100 grams
10) Chickpeas – 0.4 mg per 100 grams.
So next time you dye your hair copper colour, also think for incorporating copper in your daily diet. We tend to undermine or overlook the goodness of minerals. Add copper rich food to your daily diet and drink water from copper bottles and tumblers to lead a healthy life. It is actually simple to be healthy and as we know, health is wealth!
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