Copper + Water

We all know how important drinking water is.  I find it difficult to get in the recommended 2.2L per day.  Confession: It's considered a good day if I drink 2 glasses!  A family member of mine measure's her water out every morning to give her a visual notice how exactly how much she has consumed through out the day and she gets in her 2+ litres per day and let me tell you, her skin is beautiful!  I should really do that....

I recently had an extra few minutes, without toddler and husband so I would roaming through Yaletown, Vancouver and stumbled upon this beautifully curated store of Indian products.  The entire inventory was hand sourced and chosen from India, purchased directly from the artists.  I immediately loved the space when I walked in.  Ever since I was a little girl I have been drawn to Indian culture.  I think the color, culture, food and people are so beautiful.  Side note:  It's on my bucket list to take my daughter when she is at the appropriate age to India and along with a team build a school for girls.  

Although the shop had so many beautiful treasures, one item caught my eye:  the copper water pitcher and water cups (pictured above).  The color of copper is stunning, the fact that is mined from the earth proves again that nature is beyond amazing.  The gentleman there began to tell me that storing your water in copper is not only beautiful but has many health benefits.  I didn't realize this, and when I came home, I did some research and sure enough - he is so right!

Here is a list of my favourite benefits of keeping your water in a copper vessel:

  1. Can kill harmful bacterial.  Anything that is a natural anti-bacterial agent, I'm all over it.  
  2. Makes you smarter!  Ok, this may be a small exaggeration but storing water in copper can stimulate your brain.  More specifically copper promotes the synthesis of phospholipids, which are essential in the formation of myelin sheaths which are the 'highway's' in between neurones in your brain.  So improving those 'highway's' will make synopsis' between neurones faster and thus making your brain quicker and more efficient.  See - SMARTER!
  3. Improves that healthy glow.  Media has us running around like crazy people chasing this 'glow'.  And full disclosure, I am one of those crazy people.  However, if I can find a product that naturally can improve the appearance of my skin from the inside out, it is right up my alley.  Copper is naturally packed with anti-oxidents and helps with the reformation of new cells.
  4. Can fight Anaemia.  I don't know about you but for me between building a business, being a mother, wife, daughter, friend and trying to eat healthy for myself and loved ones - my head often spins.  I think this is so common with women today, we really do do too much and often this results in poor diet (ie. left over Annie's mac and cheese or fish crackers, am I right?) which can then result in anaemia which is very dangerous to your health and well being.  Drinking water from copper can help you keep anaemia at bay.  Copper is a essential mineral for us and aids in the absorption of iron, copper also helps keep the levels of iron up and regulates it's flow in your blood vessels. 
  5. Helps fight inflammation.  So many of health problems today are due to the result in too much inflammation in our body's, finding a nature anti-infalmmatory is great.

So there you have it, a new fun fact that is a simple way to incorporate nature into your everyday living.  However remember, everything in moderation it is recommended to drink 2-3 glasses of water from a copper vessel per date to get these results.  Also, don't wash your copy with soap, use lemon juice or baking soda and rinse with tap water.

I did some sourcing on-line and here are my favourite choices for copper water pitchers.  Click images for source, along with the image above from Kaarigar in Yaletown.

Posted on November 3, 2014 .