Did you know the type of cookware you use to cook in can determine your health? Many of us have been paying attention to our food; is it non-GMO and organic?
But we need to pay attention to our cookware as well. When we prepare our healthy food, it should be in non-toxic cookware.
Here are the top 5 most toxic cookware on the market.
The non-stick coating is made from Fluoropolymers, which are known to give off perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA when heated. Various types of tumors were produced in rats by PFOA. It is known to build up in our systems, due to our bodies not being able to metabolize the acid. PFOA has not been ‘determined’ as a carcinogen by the EPA yet.
Being a soft metal it is often paired with nickel. These metals will release toxins when heated. When cooking food in these pans, the toxins from the metals will soak into the food, which will then be absorbed into your body.
Lead is used in some enameled, glass, and ceramic glazed cookware. It is used to strengthen cookware. Children who are under 6 years of age have the highest risk of lead poisoning. Lead will be absorbed into your food when heated.
Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and its dangers have been discussed for many years. Pots and pans that are made from aluminum have a chance of leaking into your food when heated, so it would be wise to avoid these products.
- Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is composed of a list of metals; iron, molybdenum, chromium, nickel, vanadium, copper, and titanium. All of these alloyed metals can leak into your food, especially if the metal is scratched.
It is important to remember that the type of cookware you use can affect your health directly. There are safer options out there; T-304 Stainless Steel, Xtrema Ceramic, and Cast Iron are some options.
So the next time you buy cookware, examine your options and choose safer pots and pans.