Cooking can be a wonderful way to nourish our bodies with nutrient dense foods while creating a foundation for optimum wellness. However, the cookware we use can make a huge difference.
Did you know that conventional cookware such as nonstick pans, coated pots, Teflon, coated enamel that flakes off, and aluminum leech toxins into our food?
These toxins can have a negative effect on our health.
Every time we cook we are potentially increasing our toxin intake. Yikes! That's not what we want when creating healthy dishes that are meant to nourish our health.
I don’t know about you but I had no idea about any of this 10 years ago when I started trying my hand at eating healthy. You would think buying organic would be enough. Then to find out the cookware is contributing to toxins in the body is quite shocking! Are you with me?
It's important to look at all areas of our lifestyle that could potentially contribute to the toxic load of our bodies. This helps our bodies to function better and to not accelerate the aging process.
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Non stick cookware contains a manmade chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid which stays in the human body for a long time accumulating in the air in your home. While aluminum cookware is highly reactive & leaches into food.
It has been shown that these toxins are linked to cancer, liver damage, infertility, delays in growth development, neurotoxicity, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s, thyroid issues, Inflammation, weakened immune system, allergies, etc.
NONE OF THIS SOUNDS APPEALING TO ME SO I MADE THE SWITCH TO NON TOXIC COOKWARE TO PROTECT MY HEALTH
I am passionate about this topic and wanted to shed some light in hopes of bringing up a conversation that is often overlooked.
If this interests you I have some wonderful suggestions for healthy cookware alternatives
Pure Ceramic cookware (not ceramic coated)
I use the brand Xtrema Ceramic Cookware
You can find the brand HERE
I have their ceramic pans, pots, wok, dutch oven, skillets, bake ware, and tea kettle. They are what I use at home for all of my healthy cooking. Xtrema Cookware is high quality and worth the investment. Healthy Cooking for the win!
Use the Code: JROSE to save 15% off Xtrema Cookware
Cast iron cookware (correctly seasoned)
Pure clay cookware
High quality stainless steel. It should be high quality because it can leach nickel into your food if it is not high quality.
Wooden cooking utensils (I love bamboo that is not coated). Everyday plastic cooking utensils leech microplastics into food.
Glass Tupperware for cooking & storing food in a healthy alternative to plastic.
Instead of using aluminum foil when cooking, use parchment paper or a glass cooking dish. Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders.
Being conscious of these types of things is wonderful because it gives us choices and room to make improvements over time. In doing so we reduce our toxin intake and encourage our bodies to function optimally
Cheers to healthy cooking
Xo Jessica Rose
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