The pots and pans in your kitchen are not only useful in cooking your favorite recipes but are also responsible for your health and well-being. Wanna know how? Let’s take another look at those pots and pans with health perspective:
I am a healthy cook and have done a lot of research on all the factors that may affect the health of food. I was surprised to find that the cookware we use greatly affects the nutritional value of food. An unhealthy cookware can not only damage those delicate nutrients but also contaminate food by leaching toxins while cooking.
I even tested many cookware using a simple home test – the alkaline baking soda test, to check if the cookware is leaching toxins. All you need is some baking soda and you are all set to follow these simple steps:
- Boil 2-3 cups of water in any pot, when it starts boiling add 2 tsp of baking soda, boil for 5 more mins. Turn stove off.
- Wait till cool enough to taste then taste the water (take a sip). If you taste metals, that’s what you’re eating! If water has a rubber/paint taste it’s the chemicals from enamel/glaze.
As a control, stir 2 tsp of baking soda to 1 glass of water and take a sip — you will taste just the baking soda. Truly non-toxic cookware would leach nothing into food.
The results were shocking. Most metal and ceramic cookware leach metal toxins while cooking that are ingested with food and start accumulating in our tissues and organs. If this goes on for too long, it forms the foundation for health problems like illnesses, allergies and serious diseases. Moreover, the immune system also gets compromised which makes it hard for body to fight diseases.
The harsh heat from these cookware damages the delicate nutrients. Try touching them after few minutes into heating, they burn tissues in your finger and leave a scar. Food is made from similar tissues which dissolve because of such harsh heat.
Then I found this article with useful information on truly healthy cookware: and came to know about this healthy material that is not only non-toxic, but is also good for nutrients – pure clay. It is unglazed primary clay harvested from unfarmed and non-industrialized lands in US where it is found in purest form – free from chemicals and other pollutants.
Pure clay is tested to be 100% non-toxic and is innately non-reactive. It’s unique far-infrared heat is not harsh but is food-friendly, penetrated deep into each grain and is distributed evenly. Food turns out to be more nutritious and tastier with these awesome pure-clay pots. These are the reasons pure clay is the perfect material for making the best natural cookware – trusted by a number of passionate healthy cooks like me!