Protein is an essential nutrient for healthy functioning of your body. Proteins are part of every cell in your body. They are responsible for building and repairing muscle, tissue, skin, nails and hair. Proteins also help build hormones and enzymes.
An adult needs 0.36 grams of protein for every pound of body weight. Children, pregnant women and breastfeeding women need even more. Plant-based protein foods can provide more fiber and less saturated fat than other types of protein foods. This can be beneficial for your heart health.
If you are eating enough calories and including a variety of protein-rich foods, your body functions perform optimally. But how you cook your proteins makes a great difference. Keep reading to learn more.
Why choose non-toxic cookware to cook proteins
Food is a biochemical entity and cooking involves a series of biochemical reactions that convert raw proteins from food into digestible proteins. Like any chemical process, cooking must take place in an inert vessel or else the product – cooked food – might lose its integrity.
Conventional cookware typically uses metals, chemical laden ceramics and other toxic additives as raw materials. All these are reactive and may leach toxic ions during cooking. These ions react to proteins and other nutrients in food to form toxic compounds. These accumulate in the body over time and become a major cause for a compromised immune system and many illnesses.
Therefore, you must choose a non-toxic cookware – one made from a non-reactive/inert material like MEC’s lab tested primary clay. This all-natural material is non-toxic and offers many healthy features that help retain all the nutrients in your food. Keep reading to learn more.
How does MEC make 100% non-toxic cookware?
A lot of conscious effort goes ‘under the hood’ when making a truly non-toxic cooking pot. Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) – is a US-based pioneering clay cookware brand that offers pots and pans made from the healthiest and all-natural raw material, pure clay.
MEC harvests clay from at least 20 feet below ground in secluded lands, testing a clay sample for all kinds of toxins in a reputable state lab. They do not use any additives or glazes, so the pots turn out as pure and non-toxic as the raw material.
The nutrients in food remain intact while cooking in these inert pots and the unique far infrared heat preserves even the most delicate nutrients. Therefore, cooking your proteins in MEC ensures you are getting all the health benefits they have to offer. Keep reading to learn the best way to cook proteins.
What are ‘high proteins’ and why is it best not to have them together?
There are many foods that are rich sources of protein – they are called ‘high proteins’. Eggs, low-fat cheese, yogurt and milk are good animal protein sources. Vegan protein-rich foods are beans, lentils, dried peas, tofu, nuts and seeds.
It is a good idea not to have two high proteins together, like eggs and bacon. Such improper food combinations demand the body to release several types of digestive enzymes at once. This can slow down digestion and cause post-meal sluggishness by using up even more of the body’s digestive energy. The cultures that don’t follow these food combination rules are known to have many health problems like skin diseases, digestive distress and production of toxins. It is best to pair a high protein with a non-starchy light vegetable or grain for best digestion and nutrition.
Now that you know the best way for cooking proteins and the right cooking pot, head over to our online store and order a non-toxic MEC pot to cook your next protein-rich meal.