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Today is Day #10 of the Extreme Health Challenge! How are you holding up?
Did you know that toxins, chemicals, and heavy metals leach into your food when you cook at high temperatures?
Heavy metal exposure has a tremendous effect on our hormonal and endocrine systems. Some symptoms may include:
Central nervous system dysfunction
And heavy metal exposure can damage…
central nervous system
So what can we do? Here are some options…
Selenium: Selenium is an inhibitor of mercury accumulation and increases the excretion of mercury and arsenic
Vitamin C: A free-radical scavenger that has been shown to reduce lead levels in humans
Folate: Higher blood folate levels in pregnant women were associated with lower blood mercury and cadmium levels
Garlic: Garlic lowered lead levels in the blood of industrial workers as effectively as the chelator d-penicillamine
Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Glutathione: In preclinical studies, these compounds reduced the adverse changes in blood parameters due to lead, cadmium, and copper
How do we lower our risk?
The best way is to avoid cookware that contains heavy metals like:
Any Cookware That’s Scratched
What Are Safe Materials To Cook With?
Swap the above out with options like…
Mercola Healthy Chef Cookware
Ozeri Green Earth
Cuisinart Green Gourmet
You can Google search the above brands for more info.
Some safe options include:
Instructions: Clean out and throw away some of your pots and pans. Yes, actually throw them away and buy replacements. I realize this might be hard. Take a photo of a toxic pot or pan in your trash can and then upload it to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #ExtremeHealthChallenge and then upload that to http://www.extremehealthchallenge.com