In order to cook healthy, the first thing to keep in mind is to use healthy ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and other essential nutrients. They are not only necessary for proper functioning of all the system but also keep our immune system strong so that it can effectively fight diseases. Of this fact, many are aware and make it a point to carefully choose a balanced diet and choice ingredients! But there are some equally important aspects of healthy cooking that unfortunately get ignored – mostly due to lack of awareness.
For one, the cookware we use greatly affects the quality of food cooked in it. Consider conventional cookware that’s made of different metals and ceramics that are not appropriate for cooking albeit being so popular. Why is it not appropriate? Read on:
Food is a biochemical entity. All metals are reactive to nutrients that are in the form of oxygen, hydrogen halogens, acids, and bases. At cooking temperature, metals break into ions and react with food. They are then digested with food and accumulate in tissues and organs. When this continues for long, it becomes the foundation for various health problems that may range from minor illnesses to chronic diseases. The immune system is compromised as well which makes it difficult for the body to fight diseases on its own.
Try touching a metal pan five minutes into heating, it burns tissues and leaves a scar. Same thing happens to the nutrients in food when cooked in metal or ceramic cookware. On one hand, the harsh heat damages the delicate nutrients by dissolving them. On the other, water-soluble nutrients evaporate as steam and depleting the nutritional value of food. What’s left is food lacking in nutritive value and full of toxins.
There is no healthy cooking without healthy cookware! – one that doesn’t leach toxins into food and doesn’t mess with the nutrients. MEC’s pure-clay™ is a healthy material that is appropriate for making healthy cookware. It is harvested from unfarmed and non-industrialized lands in the USA by MEC, as it is found in purest form at those places. Pure-clay has naturally inert properties making it the most non-reactive of all cookware’s in the market.
“This was the ONLY all natural and completely non-toxic pan I could find”, says Ginna, after a long and hard search looking for the best for her family. “It gave me such peace of mind cooking my family’s food in it.“
Also, they radiate a unique far infrared heat that penetrates deep into every grain and gently cook without destroying the delicate nutrients. They are known for their excellent steam management properties that play a key role in preserving water-soluble nutrients. Thus, the nutritional value of food remains intact, making pure-clay the best choice for making healthy cookware. If you want to experience healthy cooking, head over to MEC and find the perfect healthy cookware for your kitchen!