How often do you use aluminum foil in cooking and home treatments? You may be shocked to learn that the foil is actually harmful to your health.
Aluminum is a neurotoxic heavy metal that impedes normal brain function and even leads to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Medical experts have found that the exposure to aluminum causes long-lasting side effects like mental decline, loss of balance, poor memory, coordination, and control.
Aluminum builds up inside your bones, and “kicks out” calcium.
If you cook with aluminum foil, you’re at a higher risk of developing respiratory issues. The same applies to grilling with aluminum foil.
When exposed to high heat, aluminum foil releases parts of the metal into your food.
According to Dr. Essam Zubaidy, a chemical engineering researcher at the American University of Sharjah, food cooked with aluminum foil contains up to 400mg of aluminum.
“The higher the temperature, the more the leaching. Foil is not suitable for cooking and is not suitable for using with vegetables like tomatoes, citrus juice or spices,” explained the researcher.
The recommended daily allowance of aluminum is 60mg per day, as confirmed by the WHO.
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