The metal that is considered to be the most widely distributed is aluminum. We use it as a kitchen supply, cookware, to handle our drinking water, but it is also present in cake mixes, aspirins, deodorants/antiperspirants, vanilla powders, baking sodas etc.
One thing we all use is aluminum foil. According to a new study, when it is heated it actually leaches into our foods in amounts that are very harmful.
The leaked foil can cause Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis etc.
The authors claim that it leaches more when it’s heated more. It’s especially unsuitable for spices, citrus juice and tomatoes.
But, these researchers claim that when we wrap cold foods, it is safe. There is no leaching if there is no heating, no matter on which side you put the food: the dull or the shiny one.
Unfortunately, we can’t protect ourselves from aluminum that easily. It is also present in many food additives used in the restaurants and at home. You may have thought by now that this widespread metal is harmless, but it’s actually not. We don’t need to intake aluminum in our bodies.
Our bodies won’t know what to do with it. It even builds up inside: in the thyroid, liver, brain, kidneys, lungs etc. It causes detrimental damage to our health.
- Aluminum Damages Our Central Nervous System (CNS)
Researches from 2000 proved that aluminum is connected to the appearance of autism in young children, but especially the ones who had high levels of aluminum in their water for drinking. In adults, it causes the appearance of Lytico-bodig, similar to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
- Aluminum Destroys the Valuable Minerals Inside Your Body
If your brain is exposed to increased levels of aluminum, the metal starts gathering around the cortex, hippocampus etc. because it has crossed the blood-brain barrier. It has been linked to numerous cases of Alzheimer’s disease.
The brain cells are at great risk because they can be damaged by toxins. The aluminum then starts competing with the other minerals that are essential to our health like iron, calcium and magnesium and destroys them.
- Aluminum Damages Your Brain
Aluminum is also connected to the oxidative stress in our brain which is toxic and can lead to the appearance of MS, ADD, different neurological disorders, epilepsy etc.
- Aluminum Damages Your Bones
This metal can also accumulate around the bone tissue and starts causing weakened bones which lead to the appearance of osteoporosis.
Try to avoid aluminum by avoiding different processed and unhealthy foods. You can also buy hygiene and kitchen products free of aluminum.
These are some common products which are free of aluminum and you can use every day:
Silicone Baking Mats
Cast Iron Skillet
Natural Aluminum-Free Deodorant