Water is essential for our existence and we should have access to clean water for our daily activities. When you talk about drinking water, you need to be extra cautious. Now a days most of us drink mineral water or the one from the RO purifier and store it in plastic bottles. In olden times everybody used to drink from the clay pot or earthen pot and they were a way lot healthier than us. Can you believe that by just changing the way the water is stored, you can make it healthy!
Here is a bit about the cooling process:
Clay is porous. Similarly, a clay pot is porous. Evaporation happens when water is stored in it. This causes cooling as the water particles tend to gain energy in the form of heat and then get changed to gas and are mixed with air. Moisture and heat circulate in the pot which is totally opposite of the metal and enamel crockery used by most people today.
Benefits of drinking matka water.
1.It cools down water naturally.
According to scientists, storing water in a matka is the best way of storing and cooling it. Clay pots provide healing benefits along with cooling the water down. The water stored in a clay pot gets cooled down depending on the climate. It is such a unique quality, right? It is said that no other container possesses the same qualities. You can find the difference between water chilled by the clay pot and the one chilled by the fridge.
2.It improves the metabolism.
Storing water in plastic containers is not safe as harmful chemicals such as BPA in plastic, pose a health hazard by clinging to the water molecules. The traditional clay pot is the best way of storing water. Drinking water from the clay pot helps in improving the body’s metabolism and is devoid of harmful chemicals like BPA. Clay pot water tastes very natural, is pleasantly chilled and is good for health.
3.Alkaline nature of clay is good for health.
Clay pots are alkaline in nature. This alkaline nature of clay acts on the acidity of water and provides the needed pH balance. Water stored in a clay pot helps in reducing acidity in the body and provides relief from gastric trouble. This is a remarkable benefit of drinking water from the clay pot. Cooking acidic food like meat or boiling milk in a clay pot helps in neutralizing the acidic nature.
4.It is gentle on your throat.
You would have been always chided for drinking water from the fridge after playing under the Sun. Your elders would have asked you to have it from the earthen pot instead! At that point of time you would have wondered why they say so, actually it is to avoid you from getting sick by the sudden change in temperature. The water stored in the clay pot is naturally cooled so it is not harsh on the throat. People who are down with cold and cough can comfortably drink the cold water from the earthen pot.
5.No harmful chemicals.
Most plastic bottles are meant only for a few uses and contain toxic chemicals like BPA, which is an endocrine disrupter. Storing water in clay pots, therefore, makes more sense since it not only enriches the water but also ensures that it is not contaminated.
The clay used for crafting pots is replete with minerals and electromagnetic energy. When water is stored in the pot, the clay charges it with the healing powers of the earth. So when you drink the water, your body benefits from it.
Clay is porous. In the same way, a clay pot is also porous. When you store water in a clay pot, the evaporation happens. This process causes cooling as water particles gain energy in the form of heat, then change to gas and get mixed with air. A clay pot has small holes visible at the microscopic level through which water seeps out and gains energy to become gas and gets evaporated causing cooling. Heat and moisture circulate throughout the pot, quite opposite to the metal or enamel-lined crockery that we use today. Some pots are made of a special type of clay containing speckles of mica, colloquially known as ‘micaceous’ clay. Mica is a natural insulator.
8.Prevents sun strokes.
Drinking water from earthen pots is known to prevent episodes of sunstroke during summers when they are very common. Since it proves the body with necessary nutrients and vitamins to maintain the body glucose and prevents us from heat strokes.
If you are currently not using a clay pot to store water, it is recommended to do so today! It is also important for us to remember and clean the pot every 2-3 days and restock fresh water.
9.Cures Acidity and Gastric problems.
Earthen pot water provides the best and proper pH balance. It is best to cure acidity and gastronomic pains.
10.Save the environment.
I’m sure all of us are already aware that plastic cannot be decomposed and needs to be recycled. India alone accounts for millions of metric tonnes of plastic waste and the reality is only a small percentage of it is actually recycled. The best way is to go to our roots and tradition and use earthen pots as they are organic and eco-friendly.
I know its easier said than done and we wont be able to completely avoid plastic bottles. But we cannot ignore the amazing health benefits of earthen water pots. Reminiscing our childhood days when our mom always gave us matke ka paani after we played for hours out in the sun. So, if you don’t already have this wonder pot in your home better run and get one.
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