Aluminum Foil Dangers & Aluminum Foil Alternative
A few years back, I took a nutrition class with an individual who has a Ph.D in nutrition and I’m going to pass along one of the many incredible things he shared: Don’t cook with foil instead use an aluminum foil alternative.
Aluminum Foil Dangers:
Aluminum Foil Leeches into Food
Foil’s properties can leach into the food when heated. This means that you and your family are ingesting small amounts of aluminum with each meal; when paired with spicy or acidic foods, the effect is amplified. These small ingestions, from multiple items in our home, on a daily basis add up over time and can negatively impact your overall health.
We Ingest/Consume/Absorb a lot of Aluminum
Aluminum foil isn’t the only culprit passing along small amounts of aluminum, as you can see in this article, it’s found in all types of day-to-day household items (making it even more imperative to reduce the items that allow us to absorb it). So it might be time to consider examining how much aluminum we’re exposed to in our daily lives as aluminum is linked to a variety of health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Aluminum Foil Alternative
Here are a few great alternatives to help reduce aluminum consumption:
– Parchment paper to line the bottom of your roasting pans
– Food safe silicone baking mats, again, a great alternative to line your roasting pans with
– Glass roasting pans
– Porcelain pots/dutch oven
The CounselingMama Approach
I hope you found this article informative. The CounselingMama approach reminds you that you are the expert of your family! If you read this and don’t swap anything, just know you are still doing great and you are making the best decisions for your family! And maybe one day this will cross your mind when you go to purchase a household item and you choose an alternative to a product that contains aluminum. Either way, just know that I’m cheering you on in whatever way you want to live you life.
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Next week I’m going back to alternative approaches to parenting and I’m going to talk about an alternative approach to potty training. You won’t want to miss this if you have a little one who hasn’t started on the potty training journey.
Infinite love and light,
Author: J Kontos
Hi! I’m J; a full-time Mama by choice and a part-time academic, personal, and career counselor by profession (and by choice as well). I received my Master’s in Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Human Services. My infant, Kaiden, has gifted me with being his Mama. I love all things wiener dogs, coffee, and hearts. I’m waiving hi to you from sunny San Diego!
Infinite love and light, – J