Conventional Slow Cooking: Curse or Blessing?
Slow cooking is popular these days as a convenient way of cooking, especially for those who don’t have time to babysit their food while cooking. Recipes like bone broth, soups and stews are commonly cooked in slow cookers. All you need to do is put all the ingredients in the crockpot and leave it to slow cook for hours. At the end of the day, you will find it ready to serve. Isn’t it convenient? Sure, but it comes at a price.
Why Conventional Crock Pots Are Unhealthy?
Conventional slow cooking pots are typically made of metals or ceramics, both leach into food while cooking. These metal toxins react to nutrients present in food (a biochemical entity) at cooking heat that acts as a catalyst. When you keep eating such food, it brings detrimental changes to your body organs, tissues, and blood. And you must have heard of a certain disease sometimes just popping up despite eating healthy – these toxins are the culprits!
Does Slow Cooking destroy Nutrients?
The simple answer is YES! Long hours of cooking even at less than 220°F does a lot of harm to the nutrients. Scientific research done on amino acid lysine found in peanuts showed these results:
Twenty percent of it had been found to get cooked out after an hour and a half exposure to 150°F heat. After two and one-half hours, 40% was lost. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, most vitamins have less heat stability than this amino acid. So higher percentage losses of many vitamins when cooked at 200°F over six to eight hours of time can be expected.
The conventional slow cooking pots being made from metals might seem like a blessing on the outside but in the long run, they are detrimental to body functions and thus, are no less than a curse. But luckily, we have an alternative:
Make Your Slow Cooking Recipes Healthy with Pure Clay
Pure clay is an all-natural material that is non-toxic and inert – the food cooked in it is free from metals and its nutrients stay intact. These 100% non-toxic pots are also known for their unique food-friendly far infrared heat – a gentle heat that doesn’t destroy the food’s delicate nutrients. They are great retainers of heat – you can cook the same recipes in an easier, healthier way and in half the time or even less.
The food cooked in these pots turns out to be nutrition-rich, nourishes your body and keeps deficiencies at bay. Would you like to get these slow cooking pots? Head over to MEC Store and order a pure clay slow cooker today!