You might carefully check what you eat, but have you ever thought about the objects your food comes in contact with? For instance, heat is known to release toxins, so your cookware should be right there on the top of your list of toxic suspects. Food, especially acidic foods like tomato sauce can react to your pots and pans, and the exchange of unwanted substances can occur.
These healthier cookware options don't react with your food. Scroll to see them now!
The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot has made a name for itself in the world of electric pressure cookers. Pressure cookers cook food at least 50% faster by retaining high-pressure levels. A cooker such as this can cut down on the time required to spend in the kitchen, making it easier for people to make their own meals.
Instant Pot is a good choice because of the non-toxic stainless steel inner pot and the reputable name of the brand. There is no Teflon or other toxic chemicals that contact your food.
Cast iron has been around for at least a thousand years. While the method of making cast iron cookware has changed over the years the basic concept remains the same. The simplified explanation of how the pot is made pot is that iron ore is melted into a liquid and then hardened into products such as pots and pans.
A well-seasoned cast-Iron skillet with oil works perfectly as a non-stick pot without toxic additives. A cast-iron pot can last forever and can be easily revived when rusted. Cast iron holds heat really well so it is a perfect choice for searing meat to seal in juices. Acidic foods can cause extra iron to leech into your food, but if you are low in iron or a woman of child-bearing age that iron is beneficial. A well-seasoned cast-iron pot will form a barrier and reduce the reaction of iron for those concerned about getting too much iron.
If your kitchen cupboard consists of aluminum pots and cookware coated with a non-stick coating, you will be inviting more chemicals in your body than you want to. Aluminum works well for heat distribution, but you don't want it touching your food if you can help it. Stainless steel is a healthier metal to cook with because it does not react to food, leaving little chance for toxins to transfer to it.
This Cuisinart set will satisfy most basic cooking requirements with three different sizes and a skillet. This model includes aluminum sandwiched between stainless steel on the bottom to help with heat distribution without coming in contact with the food.
Glass cookware is a perfect addition to your kitchen. Glass is non-toxic and doesn't react with your food. This Pyrex set comes with a couple of small options for food storage. Glass food storage reduces the use of plastic, which reacts with your food and releases toxins.
You can bake in this handy set, and they come with covers for proper storage. Pyrex glass cookware has made a very reputable name for itself. This is a must-have in your quest to using non-toxic as well as green products.
Ceramic like glass and stainless steel does not react with your food and so is healthier to use for cooking. This Vremi cookware set is made out of aluminum for even heat distribution but coated with ceramic so the aluminum doesn't make contact with your food.
Included in this set are two dutch ovens, a casserole pot, and 2 skillets.