As you may know, last year I started using a copper water bottle, and I haven't looked back since! At the time, I was unaware of the advantages of drinking out of a copper beverage container, but with some research, I discovered that this is a common practice in Ayurveda (a system of medicine with roots in India; it translates to "a science or knowledge of life") that has so many amazing benefits. I've teamed up with Moscow Muled to bring you a post about the amazing benefits of copper, as well as to discuss their beautifully handcrafted moscow mule mugs.
Firstly, I'll go over some of the health benefits of drinking out of a copper vessel:
1. Less waste - copper is a much more durable substance than your average glass or plastic beverage container; this means that you'll have to replace it much less frequently, which is great for waste reduction and the environment.
2. Kicks germs to the curb - copper has amazing anti-bacterial effects.
3. Antioxidant properties - antioxidants are amazing; they help protect against disease and illness by fighting against free radical damage (caused by things such as pollution, chronic infections, and high stress levels). Copper has been shown to have antioxidant properties.
4. Maintains your drink temperature - this is such a wonderful feature! When I use regular glasses/mugs, after 10-15 minutes, my drink has cooled down to room temp - no bueno! With these mugs, it doesn't matter if I'm drinking a traditional moscow mule or a kombucha - my drinks stay at the temperature that I poured them at.
Pretty amazing, right? Copper is such an important substance, and one that our bodies can't produce on their own. Next, I want to chat about Moscow Muled, a Vancouver based company that makes gorgeous, high-quality moscow mule mugs. As I'm sure many of you know, I'm all about keeping my body healthy and happy through diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices, but this doesn't mean that I don't indulge in the occasional cocktail every now and then! Moscow mules are one of my favourite drinks to order when I'm out, and the pretty copper mug is half the fun of the drink - however, I never knew anything about the quality of the mug that I was drinking out of.
Did you ever question what your copper mug was lined with when you were enjoying your delicious cocktail? I definitely didn't! Moscow Muled mugs are lined with a layer of high-grade nickel; this prevents even slightly acidic liquids from interacting with the copper, which can potentially cause a dangerous chemical reaction and lead you to ingest an unhealthy level of copper. They also use high-grade food safe copper - you're definitely getting your money's worth with these mugs!
Another great thing about these mugs is that you can enjoy a multitude of different drinks in them - whether you're in the mood for a cocktail or a non-alcoholic beverage, these unique copper vessels can be used on a variety of occasions.
I hope you all enjoyed this post! I love supporting local businesses, especially when I can chat about health and wellness at the same time. And definitely make sure to check out the Moscow Muled blog for lots of yummy drink recipes - I've got my eye on both the Pumpkin Spice Mule and the Kombucha Mule!
Thanks for reading! xo