Pots and pans are the workhorses of the kitchen, but it’s hard to say what the best materials are… they all have their own advantages and disadvantages. That’s why this discussion should really start with you, the consumer, who should consider what quality of healthy cookware fits your budget, how much time and energy you want to put into cleaning and caring for it properly, and choosing the right pots & pans that best fit your need. You carefully choose your ingredients, buy organic whenever possible, but what pots are cooking your food? Have you looked into that? And why is it important?
There are different kinds of cookware such as stainless steel, non-stick, cast iron etc. But choosing the right one can be difficult. A majority of the cookware are not healthy: If you’re cooking in metal or ceramic pots and pans chances are the pots ingredients like aluminum, chromium, lead, iron, nickel, molybdenum and/or chemicals from ceramics like lead, cadmium, feldspar, etc. are leaching into your food. Also the form of heat from these pots destroys the nutrients in the food.
When going out to the grocery store you buy your food. When you’re ready to cook it it’s very important what cookware you’re using. Because this will determine how your food will turn out… Through experience, cooking in pure clay is the healthiest because it’s 100% natural and non-toxic. Also, these pots emit Far-infrared heat that travels deeper and cooks food without damaging the nutritional cells. People who cook in pure clay in general don’t have any nutritional deficiencies and don’t depend on supplements. When the pot is closed, very little to no steam escapes. The lid stays cooler than the pot and this helps condense steam and sends it right back into the food, retaining water-soluble nutrients and eliminating the need to add more water and other liquids and fats.
Depending on the pot you use the heat that cooks your food defers, with conventional cookware like stainless-steel, aluminum and other ceramic ware the heat from its walls can be destructive to the nutritional cells in the food. Once essential nutrients are destroyed the food loses its real value. While things like taste and flavor are also lost, this can be compensated by adding more seasoning etc. But the loss of nutrients cannot be compensated for…
Of all the important factors that influence our health and well-being, the food we eat has the most powerful impact and the food is only as good as the cookware you’re using. Thus it is very important to choose healthy cookware that can cook by preserving the nutrients and without leaching its own ingredients into your food.