01 April 2011
Cook without Teflon
Since I joined Jillian Michaels online nearly 2 months ago I am amazed at how much I am learning. Not just about diet and exercise but matters that are important to all of us. Especially those of us with children in the home. Daily I am email tips, ideas, recipes, exercise plan, meal plan, etc. and I would like to share some of the tips that I feel is a matter of importance to each or our well being. Here is her tip on using Teflon cookware that I found quite interesting.
"Teflon, the nonstick cooking wonder that changed the way we looked at the traditional pan (and eventually every kitchen item in sight), turned out to be not so wondrous after all. When heated the chemicals in the signature Teflon coating can do some serious damage to your liver, thyroid, (causing hormonal malfunction), and immune system. For the sake of your health, toss those old Teflon pans - especially the ones whose coatings have begun to flake off - and use iron, porcelain,-coated, stainless steal, and glass cookware instead. For those who can't bear to give up their nonstick pans, there are several companies that have created eco-friendly nonstick cookware. No sticking, no chemicals, happy hormones - enough said." Jillian Michaels
While we are on the subject I would like to add my 2 cents on cast iron pans. I have used them for years and it's all I own besides some glass baking ware. They last forever, help keep my body in the right amount of iron from cooking them, and they clean up easy.~