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    IS YOUR COOKWARE SILENTLY KILLING YOU?

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    Beloved Earth

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    IS YOUR COOKWARE SILENTLY KILLING YOU?

    Post  Beloved Earth on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:16 am

    IS YOUR COOKWARE SILENTLY KILLING YOU?



    Metal cookware is potentially harmful because of how the chemicals in the metal react to high temperatures. The metals leach toxins into our food which we ingest and our bodies absorb. Heavy metal exposure causes serious health effects with some being reduced growth and development, cancer, organ damage, nervous system damage and in severe cases, death.

    I've decided to switch to Ceramic pots and pans. This is the only cookware I will be using from here on out. It is non-toxic with no trace metals or chemicals leaching from the cooking surface.

    Reasons I decided to stay away from these metal cookwares:

    Aluminum & Teflon Coated (anything non-stick) 1) Both leach toxins into your food. 2) Aluminum affects the nervous system. It's believed by many holistic practitioners that neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease are linked to aluminum cookware along with the absorption of aluminum through your deodorant. 3) Aluminum appears to accumulate in most brain cells. About 80% bond to the chromatin in all cells, but induces change only in certain vulnerable neurons, particularly those with dendritic trees. 4) Non-stick cookware is made using a carcinogenic chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which start emitting toxic fumes when you start cooking. 5) Non-stick will eventually flake off and toxic particles will get into food which you will ingest. 6) It only takes 5 min for non-stick cookware to emit at least 6 toxic gases which you will inhale every time you cook.

    Cast Iron 1) This cookware can ensure you get enough iron in your diet being it seeps into the food. However it can result in iron rising to toxic levels especially if you cook a lot with it. Iron is one of the few minerals we cannot eliminate except through blood loss. This being said it can be especially hazardous for men and menopausal women whom both don't lose blood through a menstrual cycle each month.

    Copper 1) Being an essential mineral that's deficient in US diets many may look at this cookware as being safe. Although, copper toxicity can occur from eating acid foods cooked in uncoated copper cookware.

    Stainless Steel 1) Contains nickel, chromium & molybdenum all which can trickle into our foods. 2) Most stainless steel pots and pans have a inner core of aluminum & copper and copper clad bottoms. Both these metals heat fast but there's the toxic aluminum hidden there. 3) If the stainless steel is dinged & pitted the amount of metals to get into your foods is less likely. Still a possible risk. However, stainless steel is the best choice besides ceramic.

    Which ceramic brands are safe and reliable?

    The brands listed below are eco-friendly and toxic/chemical free.

    1) Ceramcor Xtrema
    2) Mercola Ceramic
    3) Emile Henry Ceramic
    4) Corningware Ceramic
    5) Visions (the brand I own)

    (Side note: you will need cloth handle covers for the handles of your ceramic cookware being that they get extremely hot.)

    Stay away from the brand Pyrex which is a glass cookware. When going from a hot temperature to cold too quickly it can explode and shatter. This doesn't happen to ceramic cookware being said that there is no off-gassing of dangerous chemicals and it can go from a 2000 degree furnace into ice water with no problem.

    I want to point out as well that clay pots are a great choice along with ceramic. Just make sure they are not coated with any chemicals of course. Clay pots actually hold the nutrients from our food instead of being lost by being released out into the air with other open methods of cooking. You also don't need to use cooking oils with clay pots because the food steams in the natural juices. One downside is that thin clay pots do crack and break easy so thicker ones are better.

    Glad to spread the knowledge. Be happy and healthy always. Peace. - Beloved Earth

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