It’s no surprise that the use of aluminum is so widespread — besides being the most abundant metal, it’s also very strong, lightweight, versatile, and recyclable. However, it’s not without hidden dangers.
Aluminum is a neurotoxic metal. Elevated aluminum levels have been linked to several central nervous system diseases, including Alzheimer’s and ALS. Though aluminum cookware is usually coated, the coating is prone to chipping, releasing the toxic metal into your food.
Try this safe alternative instead: Glass cookware. This is another safe option to consider. It will never release anything toxic when heated, it’s durable, environment-friendly, and doesn’t hold onto any old flavors or smells. Its only con is that it’s not non-stick, but it’s a small price to pay for such safe cookware.