If you’re a firm believer of green living, the household and personal care products you use are a good reflection of your philosophy. Dr. Joseph Mercola says that we cannot, after all, “fulfill our own end goals without ensuring that we live in a good environment: pollution-free, with healthy ozone life, and liberated from heavy metals and many different kinds of toxins.”
Have you, for instance, been using green cookware to prepare healthy meals for yourself and your family?
The Hard Facts About Metal and Non-Stick Cookware
Using metal cookware for food preparations comes with a dear price. Did you know it may leach chemicals into your food? Dangerous heavy metals like lead, cadmium, copper, and iron may find their way into your meals and not only affect taste and quality of food, but also put you at risk of accumulating toxins and health problems.
Another cause for concern is perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is released from non-stick pans at high temperatures. PFOA is a persistent organic chemical used in most non-stick cookware and other industrial and consumer goods.
“Once heated, these non-stick pans react right away, the coating beginning to break down and the toxins being released into the food you’re planning to eat,” explains Dr. Mercola.
A study reported in 2007 and conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health showed alarming evidence indicating newborn infants face exposure to PFOA while in the womb.
Non-stick cookware has also been implicated in increased incidence of cancer in the pancreas, liver, testicles, and mammary glands, as well as in weaker immune systems and thyroid disorders. On the other hand, aluminum is found to be a causal factor in Alzheimer’s disease.
Like your health, the atmosphere is also placed in grave danger when you purchase these cookware types. Toxic fumes are released into the air, causing pollution and further depletion of the ozone layer.
Going Green With Your Kitchenware
Researching deeply into a safe alternative to toxic cookware, Dr. Mercola and his expert team have come up with Mercola Healthy Chef Ceramic Cookware to help address these potential health issues.
This cookware line boasts of patented ceramic material, unlike metal cookware that needs massive amounts of fossil fuel to be produced.
The ceramic clay – an inorganic, natural material from the earth’s crust – is the key component of this cookware. It undergoes natural molding, polishing, burning, and glaze bath methods and is fired in clean, natural gas-powered kilns.
After undergoing several levels of quality inspection, Mercola Healthy Chef Ceramic Cookware is package in 90 percent cardboard and 10 percent Styrofoam, all recyclable materials.
See how this cookware surpasses others in terms of safety and eco-friendliness:
- Non-reactive. Its ceramic surface emits no odors or gases even if cooking temperature exceeds 2500° F, thus no toxins or chemicals are produced during cooking and are leached into your food.
- No heavy metals! This cookware – made from ceramic clay and other natural materials – contains no lead, cadmium, aluminum, copper, nickel chromium, iron or any trace metals.
- Energy-saving potential. The ceramic materials of Mercola Healthy Chef Cookware are efficient in retaining heat. “It can help you save up on electricity costs and your own valuable family or personal time,” says Dr. Mercola.
- Lightweight, handy, and flexible. Put in on the stovetop or in the refrigerator – this cookware can perform from day to night, from cooking to food storage. It has the flexibility that you normally wouldn’t find in a single cookware set.
The workers creating this cookware also enjoy a clean and safe workplace, where only safe, natural gas and clean burning kilns are used to fire the ceramic cookware.
Equally safe and durable bakeware and teaware sets are available in the Mercola Healthy Chef Ceramic Cookware line.
Do the others products you use at home also carry the “green” potential? Start the healthy and green journey today by adopting clear eco-friendly objectives and keeping them in mind when purchasing natural health and consumer products of any kind.
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