There was a time when no sort of technology was available – there weren’t any water purifiers or water heaters, primitive ways were used to heat water, purify it and hoard. As we live in quite a technologically advanced world, we forget these basic utility ideas as we’ve got easier options readily available. Well, nutritionists have something good to say, they hooted for one such important nuskha which is drinking water from a copper vessel.
Copper is a micro-nutrient, it helps imparting a whole nutrition and mineral requirement of the body. Eating or drinking stuff from copper vessels is healthy as it is considered great for the immune system, digestion and also lowers the risk of cancer. “Water stored in a copper vessel is alkaline and drinking it cools the body down. Our body has toxins due to the food we eat and stress which makes the ph of the body acidic, so to avoid acidic ph, we need to have food alkaline in nature,” suggests nutritionist Kavita Devgan who advices one should store water in a copper vessel at night and drink it up the next morning.
Nodding head to this fact, Manjari Chandra, Consultant, Nutritionist, Max Multi Speciality Centre says the best use of copper is to hoard drinking water and not other eatables, “While, you can store about anything in a copper vessel, foods that contain ingredients such as salts, tomato, lemons, etc. have high chances of making the overall food acidic and therefore, unhealthy. However, foods with neutral pH balance can be easily stored such as cooked rice or dal, boiled vegetables etc. Since copper is a good conductor of heat, it is advised for cooking, however, it is recommended to be used with a lining made of different material so it doesn’t transfer heat too fast.”
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