What determines if your food is safe? The way it is grown, harvested and packaged is important but one factor plays a key role in determining how safe and healthy your food is in its edible state – and that is the cookware you use. How is that possible, isn’t cookware meant to just cook your food, how can it influence the safety and purity of the food?
The cookware you use affects the health of your food in 2 ways:
- It ultimately determines how toxic your food is, and
- How much nutrients are preserved post cooking
Continue reading How Safe is Your Food? Your Cookware Determines This!
For someone recovering from an illness and trying to build back their strength and stamina, bone broth may be one of the top things on their list because of its many benefits. It boosts immunity, alleviates common cold, strengthens muscles, bones & teeth, promotes weight loss and replenishes the gut system. Cooking this nutritious and healthy food the right way, however, is very important so you get the real benefits.
Using a healthy and non-toxic pot helps preserves nutrients and keeps your bone broth non-toxic and healthy. Regular pots made from metals or ceramics leach while cooking and contaminate food, this calls for a 100% non-toxic alternative. MEC’s pure clay pots are the only all-natural pots that are inert and cook food in the healthiest way possible. Continue reading Best Slow Cooker: Making Bone Broth in MEC’s Pure Clay Slow Cookers
Pressure cooker – a modern invention that cooks food quickly – just what we need to save some time in our busy schedule. A conventional pressure cooker consists of the following parts:
- A metal pot with a silicon covered handle
- A metal lid and its handle with a locking mechanism
- A gasket or a rubber sealing ring
- A steam vent and release valves
As excessive steam pressure is created by boiling water in a closed pot it causes temperature and pressure to build up inside and forces food to cook faster. In the end, pressure is released through the vent so the lid can be opened safely. Continue reading The Best Pressure Cooker: All Natural, Timeless and Healthy
The earth that sustains and nourishes also can cook the healthiest food! A fact that our ancestors were more aware than we are. It’s not a big surprise that our generation is struggling with so many health issues that don’t seem to find an end. Let’s see what difference cooking in pure earth can make to the food: Continue reading The Earth That Sustains is Also the Earth that Cooks… See What a Difference Cooking in Earthenware Pots Makes to Your Food
In many parts of the country, it’s getting hot and reaching the 90’s. Why not make some yogurt as it is a perfect super-food for summer? It’s cooling, soothing, nutritious, and light – the reason some people also call it ‘comfort food’. And takes about 10 minutes hands-on time to make!
And why is it a super-food? Because it improves digestion, boosts immunity, strengthens bones and teeth, improves cardiovascular strength and can help you lose weight. It also makes amazing desserts – of so many kinds! Continue reading Summer Time is Yogurt Time, How to Make the Best Yogurt Right at Home
Despite following a healthy lifestyle, people are falling sick and facing health problems of so many kinds, and the list is too lengthy to mention here! This is a serious problem people are facing all over the world and we must examine what we are doing wrong.
Besides pollutants present in the environment, there is one major cause for toxins to enter into our body, that often goes unnoticed – the toxins leaching from cookware. All metals are reactive in nature and leach metal ions that react with food’s nutrients at cooking temperature. They contaminate the food and when you eat such food on a regular basis, the toxins keep accumulating in your body and cause detrimental changes to cells, tissues and body organs, and cause health problems. Continue reading Elements Leaching From Your Cookware and The Disarray They Cause in The Body
Cooking in clay is not something that modern world has given us. This healthy way of cooking is so ancient that its roots go beyond recorded history. Until a century or so ago, clay cookware used to be the primary cooking utensil and nobody ever thought about changing it. People probably switched to metal and ceramic cookware when the manufacturers became more profit-centric and less health conscious, so they started using other materials for making cooking pots without ensuring that they were even appropriate for this purpose. As a result, these toxic materials have almost replaced clay cookware almost everywhere in the world. Continue reading Why is Pure Clay (not any other clay), the Healthiest Material for making cookware?
Clay is a unique material, the closest to nature, free from man-made contaminants, for making cookware. It is truly one of ‘mother natures’ gifts to us! And among different types of clay, primary clay is the purest. It is full of health benefits that set it apart from any other materials for cooking, here’s why:
First of all, it is naturally inert and doesn’t leach while cooking, this makes it the safest material. Tests have proven that primary clay cookware is 100% non-toxic and unlike conventional metal/ceramic, it doesn’t contaminate whatever is cooked in it. Continue reading Some Amazing Facts About Clay Pot Cooking