It seems a little bit old fashioned, doesn’t it? Drinking from copper cups seems to be a dated practice. But it might be time to bring it back.

A study conducted back in 2012 revealed that water stored in copper cups has impressive health benefits, including antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. The study found that storing contaminated water in copper pots for 16 hours at room temperature reduces the presence of harmful microbes. This revelation has many talking up the usefulness of copper cups.

Another study showed that copper surfaces had 97% less bacteria that cause infection in humans, which resulted in a 40% reduction of infections caused by the hospital itself. Indian yogi, mystic, philanthropist said, “If you hold water in a copper bowl, preferably overnight or for at least four hours, the water takes certain qualities from the copper that are primarily good for your liver, but also for your health and energy in general.”

Other benefits include:

  • Digestive aid
  • Weight loss
  • Faster healing
  • Slows aging
  • Maintains better cardiovascular health
  • Fights cancer
  • Stimulates the brain
  • Regulates the thyroid
  • Protects melanin
  • Helps absorb iron
  • Cleanses kidneys

This article was originally sourced from here.