Healthy cooking doesn’t start and end with what groceries you buy or meals you prep. Many low-quality cookware items are made with materials such as uncoated aluminum, Teflon, and uncoated stainless steel, which can leach metals, microplastics, and toxins into your food when heated or scratched. This can contribute to long-term health effects such as lead poisoning and cancer, as well as immune system, cardiovascular, and kidney disorders.
While non-stick cookware makes cooking and cleaning much easier, it’s important to be discerning about what it's made of. Most non-stick products contain per/polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) unless they’re made with high-quality materials such as non-toxic ceramic coating.