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How to use and care for copper pots and pans

Copper and Zinc imbalance Lead to Coronary Artery Disease

Copper and zinc are trace elements necessary for the metabolic activities of the body. They are required in miniscule quantities as compared to other minerals like calcium and potassium. The key to good health is having a balance of copper and zinc in the body. Any imbalance whether it is excess or deficiency can be dangerous for the body.

The duo of copper and zinc, need to maintain a ratio with zinc slightly more than copper. This is very essential for delicate serum balance. As per the modern medical science the ratio should be 0.8 to 1 and should never exceed 1 is to 1 ratio. Copper should never be more than zinc. If zinc deficiency occurs liver is the best source for supplementing. In case of copper deficiency you could start drinking copper charged water from a copper jug or copper tumbler. Deficiency of Copper and/or Zinc leads to coronary artery disease?

A study in Iran in the year 2007 has linked low copper and zinc levels in human body to coronary artery disease. They measur…

Copper the Purifying Metal from Ancient Times

Pathogen Killing Capabilities

Copper surfaces can kill harmful bacteria and virus as revealed by a research done in Britain. It is very interesting that Ayurveda knew about this property of copper long back. They were much ahead of what we call modern medical science. Ancient Indian tradition of keeping water in copper ware before offering to god signifies that they knew that copper can make water pure. Even now large copper pots are used to store water in temples. This water can remain fresh for years. If the same water is kept in other metals like steel or earthen pots bacteria or virus easily grows in it. So what is the secret of the fresh water? The secret is that copper raises the pH of water. The copper metal slowly reacts with water which is known as oligodynamic effect in chemical terms. It forms a light alkali with water which is not harmful for animals or plants. This Alkali raises the pH of the water slightly making it uninhabitable for Bacteria and Virus. The research at Sou…