Diet diary: Grandma’s copper wisdom

Written by Ishi Khosla
Updated: May 26, 2018 12:36:23 am

Copper is a mineral that is a part of protective antioxidant enzymes in the system and keeps cholesterol, blood pressure, insulin and blood sugar normal and supports weight loss.

When your grandmother kept a copper jug on her bedside, she sure had good reasons to. Ayurveda recommends the use of copper for storing drinking water. Copper is an essential trace mineral and is not produced in the body. It is critical for several important metabolic functions in the body, including energy production activating enzymes which give strength to build collagen, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and lung tissues. It is also essential for insulating nerve cells (mylination) and works as an antioxidant.

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