Healthy Cookware 101: Is Non-Stick Cookware Safe?
I found this article on non-stick cookware and I thought I would share it. It goes into detail on the evolution of non-stick cookware and how now experts are sounding alarms about the potential health risks of cooking with non-stick metal cookware.
Here is a brief section of the article talking about the various cookware options for consumers;
WORST COOKWARE OPTIONS: Highly reactive materials like synthetic non-stick, aluminum and copper
Non-stick cookware The coating used on synthetic non-stick cookware (even the newer types marketed as “greener” or “healthier”) contains plastic polymers, which when heated, emit noxious fumes that contain chemicals that have been proven to be carcinogenic in humans. I urge you to avoid non-stick pans and utensils at all costs.
Aluminum: Studies have linked aluminum exposure to Alzheimer’s and other cognitive problems. Most experts advise avoiding aluminum cookware, including the newer anondized aluminum cookware, as well as aluminum foil completely.
Copper: Copper cookware has a coating that is supposed to prevent copper from coming into contact with food. However, this coating can wear away over time, allowing the copper itself to come into direct contact with food, which can lead to copper toxicity.
If you still have non-stick cookware in your home, I think it’s a good idea to think about investing in healthier alternatives. There are affordable healthy cookware options out there, and considering that it’s something you probably use almost daily, and that it lasts for years, you can’t really go wrong.
Please visit the link below to read the rest of this article and to find out what the healthiest cookware options are for you and your family….
The article was posted by John Corn, Founder of http://www.stopagingnow.com/liveinthenow/
I hope you enjoy this very informative article on healthy cookware!!
Have an Xtrema Day,