BEFORE YOU COOK..
Before getting started on any healthy recipes I thought it would be a good idea to start with some information on ‘healthy’ cookware and storage containers.The reason simply being that the cookware you use to prepare your recipes is just as important as the food itself.The healthiest of diet can result in severe health problems if your pots,pans and containers are toxic.
While we all love the convenience of a nonstick pan or a plastic container to store our food, it is important to know what types are safe to use (please check the links below for more info) While I am no expert,I feel I have learned so much about this in the last couple years.I also discovered that the healthy alternatives are so easily available in stores. I usually find them in stores like Home Goods. TJ Maxx, Marshalls (my favorite stores for other stuff too…) The pots and pans should be clearly labeled PTFE free and/or PFOA free.Some may even have labels NO LEAD and/or NO CADMIUM.
Best selling author Dr.Gundry talks about the choices of healthy cookware in the video below….
Another important kitchen tool is the cutting board we use as often as the pan.While a bamboo cutting board is a good option because its natural, a plastic board is also convenient in many ways.Just make sure it is BPA free like the other plastic in your pantry. BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. Bisphenol A is found in the hard plastic bottles and plastic storage containers many people use every day. It can imitate the body's hormones, and it can interfere with the production, secretion, transport, action, function, and elimination of natural hormones. BPA can behave in a similar way to estrogen and other hormones in the human body.