The Earth That Sustains Is Also the Earth That Cooks… Healthy Cooking in Earthenware Pots
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:
The difference in the purity of food:
Ever wondered why a person who eats healthy and follows a healthy lifestyle still faces health problems like common sickness, lack of immunity, diabetes, blood pressure, heart diseases and even cancer? The culprit is right in front of our eyes – the wrong cookware.
All metals are reactive and leach metal ions while cooking. These elements react to food’s nutrients and form toxic compounds. The glazes, the coating, the varnish only add to the problem! When we keep eating contaminated food, the toxins accumulate in the body and cause detrimental changes to cells, tissues and organs.
This is where earthenware pots can make a huge difference. These all-natural pots are 100% inert. They don’t react or leach into your food. When we cook food in a pure clay pot, it turns out to be free of toxins – so no more toxins accumulating in the body – body cleanses itself naturally – immunity improves – you can say goodbye to illness. It’s that simple!
The difference in Health Value:
Choosing unprocessed, non-GMO, all-natural ingredients is wise when we want nutritious food but using the wrong cookware takes away almost all the nutrients. The delicate nutrients like complex carbs, flavonoids, phytonutrients and water-soluble nutrients are lost or damaged when cooking in conventional cookware. The harsh near infrared heat radiating from these materials destroys nutritional cells, and steam (water soluble nutrients) is lost too!
An earthenware pot cooks with gentle far infrared heat that preserves nutrients. The water soluble nutrients present as steam are also retained – the lid being cooler than the pot causes steam to condense and fall right back. This unique way of managing steam is only possible with clay pots, no other material can beat.
The food cooked in such pots is rich in nutrients and eating truly nutritious food keeps you full and energetic all day long – no more frequent hunger pangs!
The difference to the environment:
While taking care of our own health, we often ignore the health of the environment which in turn will affect our health in the long run. The making of conventional cookware pollute the environment at every stage from procurement of raw material to delivering final product to the customer:
The mining of metals calls for massive deforestation that affect wildlife and increase pollution levels. Their extraction and processing further pollute air, water and land, and the safe disposal of their waste is the biggest challenge. The people who work in these manufacturing plants face dangerous side effects. So many chemicals are used for glazing and finishing these shiny & colorful pots and pans, they release toxic fumes when heated.
On the other hand, making clay pots keeps the environment truly healthy and green. The raw material is harvested from the earth’s crust without causing any harm to the environment. The making of clay pots is free from any chemicals or pollutants, so no bad effect on the environment.
Note on choosing the right one:
Since the start of clay cookware, several clay pots have hit the market. It’s important to choose the right one so you can experience the benefits discussed above… the right one is made with the highest quality clay – primary clay (100%) and without any additives. While some in the market claim they are, those claims can be verified by checking these facts:
- Do the manufacturers test their raw material? If yes, do they share the test results?
- Can their cooking pots pass the alkaline baking soda test?