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6 health benefits of drinking water from an earthen pot

Consuming water from an earthen pot can have therapeutic benefits. But if you're unaware of these benefits or are perhaps wondering how it can help, then read this ultimate guide.
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Water from a matka is not only healthy but tastes better too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 19 May 2021, 09:30 am IST
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Have you ever drunk water from a clay pot (matka)? If you haven’t, then you must have seen people keeping matka in their homes. At a time, when refrigerators were not used widely, earthen pots were used instead to store water as they helped cool the water naturally.

This age-old practice is not just a traditional alternative to glass or other containers, but also a healthy and therapeutic choice to adopt. Therefore, to help you understand the benefits of using an earthen pot, we have listed its six features:   

1. Natural cooling properties

Storing water in a clay pot aids the natural cooling of water. The clay pot has tiny pores on the surface and water evaporates quickly through these pores. The evaporation process ensures the heat of the water inside the pot is lost, which lowers the temperature of the water. 

2. Alkaline in nature

Most of what we eat becomes acidic in the body and creates toxins. Clay is alkaline in nature which interacts with acidic foods and provides the adequate pH balance. Thereby keeping the acidity and gastric-related problem at bay.

3. Boosts metabolism

Water stored in a clay pot is devoid of any kinds of chemicals, thus drinking clay pot water everyday can boost metabolism. This can also improve digestion due to the minerals present in water.

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Just switch to earthen pot water. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Prevents sunstroke

Sunstroke is a common problem during the scorching summer months. Drinking clay pot water helps in combating sunstroke as the clay pot keeps the rich minerals and nutrients intact in water and helps rehydrate quickly.

5. Gentle on the throat

Drinking cold water from the refrigerator can cause itching and soreness in the throat . However, clay pot water has an ideal temperature which is gentle on the throat and does not aggravate one’s old or cough. 

6. Natural purifier

Clay pots are not just useful to cool the water but also to purify it naturally. The porous   micro-texture blocks contaminants in the water and makes it relatively safe to drink.

So, get your own earthen clay pot today and derive the many health benefits from storing and drinking water from it.

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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