Whenever you go to the market to buy cookware, you can see a wide range of cookware of different shapes, sizes and designs, made from metals or ceramics. Despite their popularity and wide acceptance, they are not appropriate for cooking. In fact, not very long ago, nobody used these materials for making cookware, as they were only made from clay. When manufactures lost the sense of connection between healthy cookware and food while also becoming more and more profit-centric, they started paying attention to the look and design of cookware instead of their prime purpose of being a healthy medium to cook food.
Today, most cookware is made from either metals or ceramics. Chemicals glazes and enamels (that are a composition of different chemicals, oxides, and metals) are used to make ceramic cookware look shiny and beautiful. They certainly attract the customers who are unaware of their possible ill effects on food. You might be surprised to know that all metals (aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, titanium etc.) and ceramics (ceramic clay, porcelain, and stoneware) leach toxins into food while cooking.
Food is a biochemical entity that consists of nutrients, vitamins & minerals, proteins, and carbs and is rich in oxygen, hydrogen, halogens, acids, and bases. The heat from cooking is a catalyst to these dangerous chemical reactions between food and cookware. These metal ions are assimilated with food and accumulate over time in organs and tissues. They damage our cells resulting in an unhealthy body and various diseases. That’s why you should ditch this type of toxic cookware right away!
A simple kitchen test revels this natural phenomenon of leachability of metals:
Baking soda, an ingredient high on the alkaline scale can represent your food. Boil it in any pot you’d like to test and ‘taste’ the results. More information on the steps to doing this test can be found at the end of the article.
Looking for alternatives? Here’s the answer!
Pure clay pots are the perfect non-toxic cookware. They are made from a material that is naturally inert, so there’s no leaching while cooking. There are no chemicals, glazes or enamels used in the manufacturing process, therefore they are 100% non-toxic. You can perform the same test on them and you’ll be surprised that they’re the only pots that won’t disappoint you!
When you are on the pursuit for a healthier body, eating healthy food should be a part of your routine. And healthy food has two important components — ingredients and cookware. Both need to be healthy for your food to truly be healthy in the body. This is the main reason that if you’re in this empowering journey you must ditch toxic cookware and switch to ‘healthy’ today.
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