A healthy lifestyle starts with the foods you cook and what you consume. All that good work can come undone very quickly if you are preparing your meals with toxic cookware.
Today we are discussing 4 of the best nontoxic cookware options and also those that you should avoid or remove from your cupboards. We are sure you’ll find this information handy.
Non-Toxic Cookware Infographic
This Non-Toxic Cookware Infographic from Dr. Axe is a great place to start. He recommends that you ditch your non-stick and aluminum cookware in favor of kitchenware that has stood the test of time. His recommendations are as follows.
#1 Cast Iron Cookware
Cast Iron is a great choice as it heats well and as a result, you can use a lower temperature. It’s important not to overcook your foods. You can also use Cast Iron Cookware on your stove and in your oven. It’s also a natural way to increase your iron levels.
#2 Stainless Steel Cookware
The second recommendation on the list is Stainless Steel Cookware. One of the major benefits is that Stainless Steel Cookware resists leaching and reactivity.
Make sure that you purchase cookware that has a food grade of 304, 316 and 430. When it comes to cleaning you need to be gentle and avoid abrasive cleaners as you can damage the lining.
#3 Glass Cookware
Glass Cookware is durable, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. It is long used and loved by many home cooks and from go from oven to table. The EWG recommends oven-safe glass along with cast iron and stainless steel cookware.
#4 Copper Cookware
Whilst Copper Cookware is still a safer choice than others, there is a risk that there can be an overconsumption of copper. The best choice is copper on the outside which is great for conductivity and then a non reactive stainless steel on the inside.
You then have the best of both worlds. Older copper cookware can have a nickel or tin coating and should not be used.
Toxic Cookware To Avoid Video
We have included this excellent video explanation from Brightside. They outline the Toxic Cookware that you should avoid and also why.
We highly recommend that you bring yourself up to speed and educate yourself now. Click Play above ^