Stop Cooking with Aluminum Foil
Unlike other trace minerals, the body does not need aluminum. Aluminum accumulates in the kidneys, brain, lungs, liver and thyroid where it competes with calcium for absorption and may prevent your bones from absorbing minerals necessary for strong bones, leading to osteroporosis.
Aluminum has been shown to directly attack the central nervous system and contribute to brain deterioration by producing oxidative stress.
According to a review conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky Medical Center and published in the journal Neurotoxicology in 2000, aluminum is definitely capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, increases the effectiveness of cell-destroying oxidation and may cause damage that mimics the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers remain split over whether aluminum directly causes Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Studies have suggested, however, that brain damage from dementia may actually increase the brain’s absorption of aluminum, thereby leading to even further cell damage and death.
Aluminum is EVERYWHERE
From aluminum cookware pots, to soda cans, and aluminum foil found in most kitchens, this toxic metal is everywhere. Aluminum has also permeated mainstream products to the degree that it is almost impossible to completely avoid exposure.
You CAN take measures to reduce your exposure. Use stainless steel or glass cookware instead of aluminum. Avoid processed and frozen foods, their containers can contain aluminum. Avoid hygiene products (antacids, deodorant) with aluminum hydroxide, natural substitutes are available.
Above all…stop cooking with aluminum foil
A research study at American University, found that one meal cooked in aluminum can contain up to 100mg of the metal. Using electron microscopy they found significant leaching of the aluminum into the food. Food that was covered by foil leached excessive aluminum into the food….the higher the temperature, the more the leaching. The study concluded that aluminum foil should be used only for packing, not cooking.
Our environment, internal and external, indoors and outdoors, has reached a point of inescapable concern. Taking healthy measures to minimize your exposure and keep your body’s detoxification systems functioning optimally can be of great benefit to long term health and blood sugar control. In our downloadable, printable special report on the Environment, Diabetes and Health, we present evidence that demands action, and we give you the tools to take action by natural means. This is one of the five pillars in the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle that supports thriving health and better blood sugar control. Put your body in a position of strength by promoting, supporting and creating health. Get tools and solutions to help minimize consequences and maximize benefits for nutrition, environment, exercise, sleep and stress management.
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