With your refrigerators overweighing and current bills overflowing, you sweat your way out of each passing day in this hot season. This scorching summer, qualified in high tensioned degrees, demands anything that can send chills not just down your spine but every other part of your body too. Ranging from ice-creams and fresh juice to coconut water and cold coffee, you are up for anything that can soothe your parched throat. This season exacts frequent cooling mechanisms to keep the heat content of your body in check. Every aspect of your day may bind you to use varying summer-friendly products. One such simple and the inexpensive method you could practice at your home is to store and use water from earthen pots.
Water from earthen pots-
Water is kept in clay pots and is used to drink. This is not a traditional alternative to drinking from glasses and tumblers. The earthen pots, also known as Matki in Hindi, work with the process of evaporation to give you throat-appeasing cool water. These pots are thick molds of mud. You could keep a huge earthen pot of water in the open sunny ground and still find the water cooler. Though the muds are held together tightly to form the pot, they contain invisible pores which are enough to let the water evaporate away. The process of evaporation draws some energy from the water, thus leaving the water with lesser temperature than before. A similar process of evaporation is used by dogs to cool their bodies while they feel hot. They stick their tongue out after a heavy exercise and pant during which saliva evaporates off the surface of the tongue. This helps cool down their bodies to some extent.
Benefits of drinking water from earthen pots-
• Cool water- As you use water out of a Matki, you are gulping down water cooled in the most natural way possible. Clay pots have a unique way of doing this which no glassware ever will
• Alkalinity- The clay that an earthen pot is made of is alkaline in nature. This alkalinity reacts with the acidic nature of water and neutralizes it, thereby producing a normal pH balance. Water curbed of acidity serves to have a curing effect on intestinal wounds and gastro problems.
• Cold but doesn’t cause colds- All you want after a tiring walk under the hot sun is any liquid that can run cool down your throat. And just as you reach home, you make your way to the fridge and grasp a big plastic bottle of chill iced water. That chilled water is all inviting and pleasing but its goodness can be nothing compared to what clay pot water can offer. You wouldn’t possible risk drinking water from the fridge when you’re caught on cold or when your throat is sore. But, water from maktas will never give you colds although being cold. That for your hot summer is the unique trait of earthen pots.
• Improves metabolism and virility- Earthen pot water has just the right amount of pH. Drinking adequate amount of this could boost metabolism and improve virility.
These handmade clay pots are such fat pretty things with a traditional touch up of beauty! Choose one and begin quenching your body with the much needed cool water for this season!