Why you shouldn’t cook with aluminum foil

We have all heard of the many things in our lives that can be bad and harm us and I believe that knowledge is the key to good health. Let’s face it; companies are out to make money, as much as they can, so often we don’t hear the whole truth. Studies show that aluminum foil, cooking utensils and containers can leach aluminum into your food. 

The dangers of cooking with aluminum foil occur when it is heated to high temperatures. The heating process causes aluminum leaching which contaminates food. When aluminum foil is exposed to certain foods, it has been shown to leach a portion of its metallic compounds into the food, and then you ingest the toxin. This is why cooking  with aluminum foil may increase the  aluminum content of your diet.

Here are some facts about aluminum foil you may have not heard about.

Aluminum foil is a neurotoxin, a poison that acts on the nervous system.

Aluminum foil can contribute to osteoporosis. Increased levels of aluminum are also linked to brittle bones and osteoporosis. Calcium is needed for strong bones however, it seems from studies that aluminum interferes with how calcium is absorbed by the body.

The good news is that there are healthier alternatives to aluminum foil.

* Try to change from using aluminum pans to using high-quality stainless steel pans and/or cast iron. 

* Remove pre-made processed foods from their aluminum containers and heat in stainless steel or cast iron pans or glassware.

* Bake your food in heatproof glass or porcelain cookware.

* Use parchment paper instead.