Shiny copper bottles and the mesmerizing ranges of copperware are the new must-haves! Several health enthusiasts swear by 100% copper bottles and say that the metal has anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. But are these health claims true and does scientific research back them? Let’s find out.
Health Benefits of Using A Copper Bottle
Here are the 5 science-backed reasons that you should drink water from a copper bottle:
- Copper Keeps the Water Pure & Bacteria-free
- Environmentally Conscious Option Compared to Plastic Bottles
- Copper Helps Boost Energy Levels
- May Aid in Weight Loss
- Has Potential Anti-Aging Properties
#1 Copper Keeps the Water Pure & Bacteria-free
Storing water in copper and silver pots is not a new fad, but an ancient practice that finds mention in Ayurveda texts for purification of water. And now research proves that it is a healthy practice to have copper water. Laboratory studies show that storing drinking water in copper bottles and jars can help kill contaminating bacteria, including Vibrio cholerae, Shigella flexneri, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella typhimurium, that can cause diarrhea.
However, researchers suggest keeping the water overnight to get the health benefits of the copper in your drinking water.
#2 Environmentally Conscious Option Compared to Plastic Bottles
One of the best things about having a copper bottle is that it is an eco-friendly option as compared to plastic bottles. Only 1 in 5 plastic bottles are recycled and it’s a universally acknowledged fact that plastic is bad for the environment as it can take over 400 years to decompose. Not just that, the bottles lose shape quickly too. Copper bottles, however, are hardy, last for longer, and are the perfect choice for the environmentally conscious minimalists.
#3 Copper Helps Boost Energy Levels
Copper is an essential nutrient for the body, and a deficiency can cause fatigue and weakness. While there are not enough studies to show how much of copper’s qualities get transferred into the water stored in the bottle, anecdotal evidence suggests that people feel better when they drink from their shiny copper bottles. The other copper-rich sources are dark chocolate and sunflower seeds. We are not complaining- we love all three options!
#4 May Aid in Weight Loss
Copper is a natural way to ignite your metabolism and boost your weight loss. A team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute has confirmed copper can help burn fat.
#5 Has Potential Anti-Aging Properties
Drinking water from a copper bottle may help you stay youthful too. According to a study titled “Using Copper to Improve the Well-Being of the Skin”, copper is increasingly being used in beauty products as it can help reduce facial fine lines and wrinkles.
It’s not just these science-proven health benefits. Drinking revitalized water from a copper bottle is an experience and a wonderful way to keep yourself hydrated regularly.
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