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Cooking Healthy Is Not Always About the Food

Using the healthiest brands of cookware can sometimes be an afterthought as people tend to put more emphasis on eating healthier foods over what their food is being prepared on. 

Brands of cookware that are non-stick or aluminum have the potential to be harmful if chemicals like Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) get into the body. PFOA is used to coat nonstick cookware and has been linked to male infertility, pregnancy difficulties, high cholesterol, thyroid problems, and even certain cancers. Aluminum cookware has also been linked to health issues including Alzheimer’s.

The real concern with brands of cookware that are nonstick is in the original manufacturing where PFOA is used to coat the cookware. Although PFOA is burned off during the process, small amounts may be present in the final product and has the potential to be harmful if it gets into the body. Harm may also occur when people inhale toxic fumes from high temperature cooking.

Wherever you are on your journey to reduce the amount of toxins in your life, don't put your cookware on the back burner.  A good place to start is to avoid products used to cook, bake, eat and store food that are made from materials known to cause health problems. Using the below mentioned alternatives for cooking may protect you from exposure to PFOA and the negative effects of aluminum.

Safer options include:

  • Cast Iron and Enameled Cast Iron (naturally non-stick)
  • Stainless Steel
  • Stoneware
  • Ceramic
  • Glass

My favorites are Ceramic and Enameled Cast Iron which in my opinion are the best nonstick cookwares available! Ecolution Bliss has the best ceramic cookware and we are currently sold out of this set, but you can purchase this on Amazon by clicking on the link below. 

Read more about Ecolution Bliss 8-piece cookware


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