Are Plastic Water Bottles Harmful for You?
Do you worry about the health of your loved ones or how dangerous a simple plastic water bottle can be? Plastic is among the biggest side effect of an urban lifestyle. Not only does it harm our environment, pollutes our oceans but it can also make our drinking water toxic! First, let us have a look at how a simple plastic water bottle can have harmful effects on the health of your loved ones.
Harmful Effects of Plastic Water Bottle
BPA, Biphenyl A, in plastic water bottles mimics hormone ESTROGEN, which interferes with hormones in the body.
This can lead to complications in PREGNANT women and the FETUS.
BPA can also lead to
Early PUBERTY in girls
Plastic WATER bottles when exposed to heat or sun produces Dioxin, the toxin can accelerate BREAST CANCER
Water stored in plastic produces fluoride, arsenic and aluminium, like drinking SLOW POISON.
Phthalates in plastic can lead to LIVER CANCER and reduced SPERM COUNT.
Not only does plastic increase the risk of lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity, it disturbs the body’s hormones, affects fertility and even increases the risk of cancer. How often do we forget a plastic water bottle in our car or bag, or how long have those plastic bottles of mineral water that we buy have been out in the sun? Even when we buy a cold bottle of mineral water, we my believe that we are drinking SAFE water, but in reality we are putting ourself in great danger of health risks.
How Can we Avoid Health Risks from Plastic Water Bottles
Using metal bottles like pure copper water bottles glasses and jugs, or using good quality glass bottles with reduce the rick of health hazards caused by using plastic water bottles. Copper water bottles are in fact good for your health and will promote good health and well being the long term for you and your family. In fact, in Ayurveda, it is considered a good practice to store water in a copper vessel overnight and drink it first thing in the morning.
Benefits of Using Copper Water Bottles
Improves Brain Function – Copper stimulates the brain and makes it work faster.
Slows Ageing & improves skin – high in anti-oxidants and helps in renewing cells.
Boosts Immunity & Helps you Heal faster
Helps in Arthritis – reduces joint inflammation and pain
Anti-Microbial – Copper in anti-bacterial. Storing water in a copper vessel kills harmful bacteria.
Improves Digestion & promotes weight loss – copper fights harmful bacteria & helps the digestive system function properly
Prevents Heart disease – copper regulates blood pressure
I had heard about the age old benefits of drinking water kept in a copper vessel overnight, but I never tried it out. In the past four months, I have started drinking water stored in copper bottle. I drink from the same bottle all day, everyday, I don’t share the bottle with anyone for hygiene purposes. I also store a litre of water overnight in this bottle and drink it first thing in the morning. Changing this small thing in my life, just by using a copper bottle I now feel more energetic, people have told me that I have lost weight and that my skin is glowing. I wouldn’t say it works like magic, but it seems to me that over a long period of time, it does work and it has been working for me.
I recommend you to switch from your regular Plastic Water Bottles into something healthier like these copper bottles. Since we drink water all day, everyday, we must make sure that our health is getting better with it and not worse.
What do you think about Plastic water bottles, have you tried any other type of metal or earthen bottles? What has your experience been? Do share your thoughts and comments with us below.
If you wish to get a copper bottle for yourself, here’s one I think you might like
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