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IN Health & Fitness ON 24 May, 2016
Beware, beware! Aluminum foils have been doing something unacceptable to your life before you know it!
Remember the last time you put an aluminium sheet under your metal plate when baking a dozen of Belgian lace cookies? How was the last time you grilled a 3-feet oriental tuna stuffed with herbs and spices? Did you taste the honey glazed chicken better after it was stored in a fridge, wrapped with the silver-colored foil? Lastly, do you feel healthy about using this as a regular food content binder?
I hope that you're not blinded by this 'lifehack' too much.
There's a recent discovery about aluminum foils that you would wish to be fake. Well, it's a peer-reviewed, published scientific finding from the field of Electrochemistry, so this is not just a hoax or a blackmailing scheme towards aluminum foil industries. It may be a sad day for some to know about this, but it's for the betterment of our health, so I know that you would understand it.
In plants, fruits and spices, this element is existing as a microelement. Moreover, a compound with the said element, aluminum sulfate is utilized as a water purifying agent. Almost everyday in our lives, we can never get away from aluminum. That's why, they're more likely to be ingested everyday. But then, even we see no harm from using this regularly, in the long run, scientists have proven something.
It was published in the International Journal of Electrochemical Science in 2012. The study was carried out to see the direct link of aluminum foil usage on food and food contamination and was conducted by researchers from the United Arab Emirates and Egypt
Leaching, or the ability of the substance to seep through a compound, a body or a chunk, in aluminum foil does not necessarily differ from its liquid and gaseous states. Whether we like it or not, even the very minute, microscopic molecules of aluminum can be broken down, especially when the aluminum is subjected to high temperature. You know, when chemical expansion occurs, some elements would react and would move freely.
Whether you are grilling, baking or the likes, say at 150 Degrees Celcius, aluminum will crack into finer aluminum molecules. Making them more possible to effect serious health risks. Another thing, food juices and compounds from spices and other ingredients may react with the metal--as some could be acidic. These may cause further complications especially when these food are ingested.
For one, researchers are looking at the direct link of too much use of aluminum with Alzheimer's disease. They have this hypothesis that the disease is triggered by the industrialization of the planet, including the wide use of aluminum to household activities like in food preparation.
Particularly, there would be a high risk on bone diseases, renal impairment, and possibly, brain cells would reduce in productivity and development.
If you do not want these problems to arise within your system, you have a choice.
They are strongly recommending the use of ceramics, porcelain and glasses.
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