A new study published in the International Journal of Electrochemical Science has discovered that cooking with aluminium increases the risk of
developing Osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s Disease.
While many of us have questioned the harm potential of aluminum from foil in our foods, it seems that cooking with foil, and raising the temperature
does create warranted concern.
Our bodies can handle 1mg per 1kg of bone weight, and anything beyond that can accumulate in our brains.
ASTONISHINGLY, it was found that up to 139.2 milligrams of aluminium per person could be consumed in one meal depending on how the food was
The dangerous aspects occur when food is cooked in foil above temps of 150c(302f)
The researchers examined five different types of meat (beef, water buffalo, mutton, chicken, and turkey) that were packed in aluminium foil and
cooked in ovens at various temperatures above 150c. They found that aluminium concentration exploded by 378% in red meats and 215% in poultry.
Fat and how the meat is processed are factors in these readings. I wonder why the difference, unless it is related to acidity.
It was also revealed that highly acidic foods wrapped in aluminium foil contained twice the amount of aluminium and that the size of an aluminium
cooking pan also determined how much aluminium leaked into food.
This study concluded that Aluminium foil is not suitable for cooking, especially with food that is highly acidic, and that ingestion of food baked
with aluminium foil could aid the development of life-threatening illnesses.
There is enough evidence now to suggest that people who are exposed to high levels of aluminium are at risk of developing terminal illnesses and other
complications to their health.
The difficulty we all face is that aluminium is used in almost all of our foods.
Again, I do realize we are exposed to aluminum from food and the environment, but I like to practice minimizing my exposure to such things.
Drinks in aluminum cans and anti-perspirants are sources for aluminum exposure and I wonder if heat affects the uptake from these sources?
Some things we can do to prevent aluminum from staying in our systems are take calcium, magnesium and zinc supplements. For detoxing existing
aluminum, Lemon Juice, Tumeric, Garlic, Kelp and Cilantro can be used. Also, soaking our feet in a mix of half epsom salt and half sea salt with
water will remove aluminum through our feet. Sweet, plus it feels good.
shows that aluminum can promote
cancer. Great yet another source of carcinogenic mayhem.
New research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology has revealed that long-term exposure of MCF-10A human mammary epithelial cells to
aluminium results in anchorage-independent growth, a key hallmark of cultured tumour cells and of cells on the way to malignant transformation. This
study also found that shorter (7 days) exposure to aluminium results in diminished cell numbers owing to cellular senescence.
A commonly used house hold product that contains aluminium is deodorant (antiperspirants). The aluminium contaminant found in most antiperspirants is
Other sources of aluminum:
Many body lotions and creams
Shampoos and conditioners
So I am not here to be doomy and gloomy and tell you to stop using foil, but I would suggest an awareness of how it enters our systems and that
heating should actually be a concern.
ETA: Conspiracy? I guess only that the manufacturers are silent about this, then and now.
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