Many people use cooking vessels made of aluminium or hindalium (Alloy of aluminium magnesium, manganese, chromium and silicon etc.) for cooking food. Cooking food in such vessels is harmful for health. When such vessels are used for 5 years or more, the harmful effects start becoming visible. Important aspects in this regard are given ahead.
— Krishma insan (@InsanKrishma) September 14, 2018
Food cooked in aluminium vessels or in aluminium foil, can absorb aluminium because aluminium dissolves into food and water during the cooking process. This absorbed aluminium goes into the bloodstream and accumulates in different organs in different people causing a multitude of effects. Some unpleasant effects of eating food cooked in aluminium are hyper-acidity, peptic ulcers, indigestion, flatulence, skin problems like pigmentation, eczema, dandruff and chronic inflammation of the intestine, which may be diagnosed or misdiagnosed as Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or as chronic amoebic dysentery. Aluminium reduces growth of bone and predisposes to osteoporosis.
The simple measure of replacing aluminium cooking vessels with stainless steel or cast iron vessels is often effective in curing these ailments.
The poisonous properties of aluminium have been well known for over a hundred years. In developed countries aluminium cook ware usually has a non stick or Teflon coating on it to prevent the aluminium from dissolving in the food. Unfortunately in developing countries this protection is available at a price which makes it unaffordable to large sections of the population. Hence aluminium utensils are widely used in India and other developing countries even often in 5 star hotels.
#HealthAwarenessCampaign St.Dr.@Gurmeetramrahim g spread awareness through their teaching that use of aluminium and non stick utensils has a harmful effects on our body,so we should avoid to use of these metals pic.twitter.com/RPqGztG2Nk
— Promila (@Promila22251829) September 14, 2018
1. Reasons for these metals being harmful for health
A. Various diseases are caused due to minute particles (Ions) of these metals entering the body
B. Ions in the vessels dissolve faster in acidic materials
C. Aluminium accumulating in the body becomes slow poison
D. Diseases caused due to food cooked in aluminium vessels
2. Alternatives for aluminium and hindalium vessels
A. Earthen vessels
B. Vessels made of copper and brass
C. Steel vessels