This Metal Turns Water Magical!
Copper is the best suited metal for drinking water due to its anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties. It helps balance body's natural pH. It's recommended to have water stored in a copper vessel for more than 8 hrs. first thing in the morning (not throughout the day though!). Copper also increases the collagen content in the body.
Even brass containers help purify beverages due to its antibiotic properties. Drinking from copper or brass utensil shouldn't be overdone as it can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, liver or kidney diseases. It can also damage body's red blood cell count
That One Perfect Metal for Cookwares..
Cooking is an art & plating it in the right way is just accentuating the art with all that detailing! Kansa (Bell metal) or bronze is the best suited metal to eat & cook in. Kansa dining ware has been used since the period of Samhita Kala & it brings phenomenal changes in human life. This ultra-superior metal is an alloy of Copper & Tin, which helps in enhancing the gut health. It is known for its therapeutic benefits:
- It alkalizes & purifies the food, thereby promoting digestive health
- It is recommended by ayurveda for holistic healing & stress relieving
- It has anti-inflammatory & antibiotic properties
- Its regular usage helps in improving immunity & preventing diseases
- Its easy to maintain as it does not tarnish like Copper or Brass
- It does not react with sour & acidic foods on heating like Copper or Brass
Iron cookware are equally a good option to go for as it imparts natural release of iron into the food, that fulfills the body's iron requirement. It enhances the nutrition content of the food naturally & is perfect for healthy cooking.
Stainless Steel is also a preferred element but it can retain only 60 to 70% of the nutritional content of the food.
The Ones To Avoid!
Though cooking in brass & copper utensils also has various advantages like imparting nutrition content to the food, better digestion due to its ability to combat gas, constipation & acidity, weight management & a healthy heart functioning by controlling blood-pressure, lowering bad cholesterol as well as hypertension, cooking in brass & copper should be avoided due to its reaction with sour & acidic foods when heated, which releases more copper.When heated, it subtly gives off fumes & releases zinc in the atmosphere. This zinc reacts with oxygen present in the air & form zinc oxide, another dangerous toxic compound that can cause metal fume fever. Boiling milk or other fluids in brass can cause copper poisoning.Aluminium cookware might also not be the right option to go for! It heats very quickly & reacts with acidic foods. Traces of Aluminium can be found as a constituent of the food cooked in it.