Water is the most essential element to sustain life on the planet. 70 per cent of the human body is made up of water. You may not know that in ancient times, our ancestors followed the practice of storing water in containers made of copper. Their aim was to safeguard drinking water, but there is more to the story.
In today’s modern world where we have UV filters and RO purifiers to purify water, the storage of water in metal containers may sound old-fashioned and not needed. However, this age-old practice is now supported by several scientific studies.
Storing water in a copper vessel creates a natural purification process. It can kill all the microorganisms, moulds, fungi, algae and bacteria, present in the water that could be harmful to the body, and makes the water perfectly fit for drinking. In addition, water stored in a copper vessel, preferably overnight or at least for four hours, acquires a certain quality from the copper. Copper is an essential trace mineral that is vital to human health. It has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties, and also helps neutralise toxins.
Unlike some nutritional elements, the body cannot synthesise copper, so you need to get it from dietary sources. The best dietary sources of copper include seafood, organ meats, whole grains, lentils, nuts, seeds, chocolate, cereals, potatoes, peas and some dark green leafy vegetables. Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of water that has been stored in a copper vessel is another easy way to supply your body with enough copper.