Is the quality of your cookware directly related to your health? You bet! You know the saying ‘We are what we eat’, and it’s true. What does that have to do with what cookware I use then, (seeing that you don’t eat the cookware) you ask? Then it is time to reveal the horror of chemical/metal-leaking cookware.
Yes, there is cookware that puts dangerous elements into your food while you are happily cooking it. Even if you use the best ingredients and healthiest produce there is a risk of contaminating your food with your cookware. So the key to eating a healthy diet is to first choose healthy cookware. Before I start on healthy cookware, I recommend you to read the cookware reviews for more information and guide on purchasing cookware.
If you are cooking often, you are using cookware almost everyday. So you might want to know more about your cookware before you plan to use it everyday right? Alright, the type of cookware you should never use is pure aluminum cookware. They may be lightweight and conduct heat very well (because they’re so thin), but the aluminum leaks into the food every time you cook in them. In the long term this means a high risk of anemia, Alzheimer’s and other health conditions caused by excessive aluminum in the body.
Another type of cookware that is the subject of debate on its health risks is the nonstick cookware. Teflon coated nonstick pans are claimed to release toxic gases that cause tumors and cancers. Although the debate has gone on forever, it is doubtless that this kind of cookware scratch easily, and where do the tiny particles scratched up go? Into the food, of course. Wooden utensils or not, I don’t want any risk of eating Teflon each time I fry food, thank you. Alright, I hope you find this health cooking with the right cookware post helpful to your everyday cooking:)