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Teflon And Cancer: Cooking Alternatives For The Healthy Individual


While science has advanced in leaps and bounds during recent times, there are always new risks that are discovered. Unfortunately, many now feel that non-stick pans that use Teflon may be linked to certain forms of cancer. What are ten alternatives to Teflon that can be used around your home? Also, what types of oils can you cook with that will help to prevent the food from sticking to your pot or pan? Let's take a look at each of these questions.

10 - Cast Iron

There is nothing wrong with sticking to a bit of tradition. Cast iron skillets and frying pans have existed for centuries, and for good reason. Obviously, cast iron is extremely durable. It can be used both indoors and outdoors while the material itself will last for decades at a time. As the bottoms of these pans tend to be quite thick, you can also enjoy a more even heat when preparing your food. Also, let us not forget that the only substance released from this variety is iron. So, you are actually getting more of what is certainly a vital nutrient. Cleanup is easy and cast iron cookware tends to be quite cheap when compared to other types of metal.

9 - Stainless Steel

This is another common variety seen within the home. As you are already aware, stainless steel will brighten up any kitchen while cleaning is a breeze. There are still a few other benefits observed with stainless steel. First and foremost, the nature of the steel itself offers an excellent non-stick surface that can stand up to the test of time. Also, this steel is much less porous than iron. This is significant because over time, iron can actually become "flavoured" by the food that you cook. Additionally, you will be required to use much less butter or oil when cooking. This can sometimes be much healthier than coating a pan with cholesterol-laden substances.

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