It is not just Ayurveda which believes in the healing properties of copper, but science too has come to accept its benefits in human body. According to a study by National Academy of Sciences, our body requires at least 700 micro grams of copper each day. According to another study in Geneva, antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care units (ICU) kill 97 percent of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections.
Mornings kick started by drinking water kept in a copper vessel overnight not just helps in meeting our daily copper requirement but also gives us a number of health benefits:
1. Flushes the kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract
Intake of copper water empty stomach helps in cleansing the gastrointestinal tract and flushing the kidney of its toxins. This in turn reduces bloating, aids in better digestion and weight loss.
2. Kills harmful bacteria in the water
Copper inhibits the growth of bacterial strains like E.Coli. It boosts the immunity by reducing the risk of infections due to its anti-bacterial properties.
3. Helps in absorption of iron in the body
Merely eating iron rich food is not enough until it’s not properly absorbed by the body. Copper absorbs the iron helping in the production of red-blood cells, hemoglobin and bone matter.
4. Brain Stimulant
Unknown to many, Copper is also popularly called ”brain food”. It stimulates the brain cells enabling the mind to cultivate creative, out of box ideas. However, an overdose of copper can indeed have a very negative effect.
5. Reduce sagging, wrinkles and grays:
Copper synthesizes collagen, protects myelin sheath surrounding the nerves and the connective tissue elastin. This way it helps in maintaining the elasticity of your skin giving you a longer youthful skin. In fact, intake of copper also prevents premature graying of hair and keeps you look young.
An essential micro-nutrient, copper has long been an under rated element, until now when people are realizing its myriad benefits – development of body organs, RBCs, absorption of iron, anti-oxidant defense. Plastic bottles are not just devoid of any benefits but are in fact toxic and poisonous in some cases. Increased awareness is finally leading people to choose better options like copper, glass and steel.
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