I’ve been wanting to replace and upgrade my mismatched pots and pans for years now!
It finally happened and I absolutely LOVE the set I got! So this post is dedicated to the Best Non-Toxic Pots and Pans.
Using unhealthy cookware to cook healthy food doesn’t really make sense, you know?
Sure, you may have to pay a bit more attention so food doesn’t stick and you have to use a high heat oil (not a cooking spray) but in the long run it’s well worth it for health. Think about all the toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis, you don’t want to add extra to your food. Anytime we are using heat to warm up or cook our food, the materials need to be considered (aka no plastic in the microwave pleaseee!!). And I also feel like my new pans actually need less oil!
Nonstick cookware and its PFOA content (perfluorooctanoic acid) is one of the main reasons of why I wish for people to reconsider the cookware they’re using. You may think it’s a total pain to replace all your cookware, but the toxic burden that is associated with cancers and other serious health problems is more of a burden, in my opinion! Also, it’s almost Christmas! Possibly a gift idea? I think yes. My mom actually bought us this 15-piece set as a wedding gift 🙂
Did you know PFA’S (polyfluoroalkyl substances) fall into the category of “obesogens” and/or endocrine disruptors? These chemicals can increase the fat cells you have, decrease the calories you burn and alter the way your body manages hunger. PFAS are chemicals used to make products more stain-resistant, waterproof or nonstick.
Who knew?! Researchers from Harvard University published a study in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine, showing how non-stick cookware is linked to weight gain. They found people with the highest levels of PFA’S gained the most weight. Findings from this study showed people with higher levels of PFAS in their blood stream also have a lower resting metabolic rate and burn fewer calories throughout the day. PFAS have been also associated with the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and osteoporosis in women.
These next points were taken from Dr.Axe:
Nonstick cookware is by far one of the most concerning forms of cookware. In just two to five minutes on a conventional stovetop, nonstick cookware containing perfluorochemicals can exceed temperatures that cause a break down in its coating and hence the release of toxic particles and gases linked to bird deaths and human illnesses, according to tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Aluminum cookware is known for being highly reactive and leaching into food. I would avoid cookware with any type of aluminum as a cooking surface including nonstick anodized aluminum and ceramic nonstick aluminum. Speckled metal bakeware and enamel cast iron skillets have also been shown to leach aluminum. (6)
According to the American Cancer Society, “PFOA has the potential to be a health concern because it can stay in the environment and in the human body for long periods of time. Studies have found that it is present worldwide at very low levels in just about everyone’s blood.” Animal studies have also presented a link between PFOA exposure and cancer development. (source)
You see, it’s important to consider what pots and pans we cook with! I got this Green Pan set from Amazon but I also have this other nontoxic speckled pan below that you guys went crazy for on instagram, so I wanted to include it too 🙂
I LOVE that my cooking is now non-toxic and something I don’t have to worry about! I think a new pots and pans set would make an amazing holiday gift 🙂