Slow cooking sounds like 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 crock pot 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? But it comes at a price.
Conventional Crock Pots: Effect on Health
Conventional slow cooking pots are mostly made of metals or ceramics. Both leach into food while cooking. These metal toxins react to nutrients present in food (food is a biochemical entity) and heat acts as a catalyst. When you keep eating such food, it brings detrimental changes to your body organs, tissues and blood. And you must be familiar with the way a certain disease sometimes just pops up despite eating healthy – these toxins contribute to it!
Slow Cooking Destroys Nutrients – A Scientific Research
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, the majority of 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.
Pure Clay Pots – A Healthy Alternative to Slow Cooking
Pure clay is a natural material that is non-toxic and inert – the food is free from metals and its nutrients stay intact. These unglazed pots are known for their food-friendly far infrared heat – it 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.
In essence, the food cooked in these pots turns out to be nutrition rich, nourishes your body and keeps deficiencies at bay. Now that you are no longer slowly poisoning the body with toxins from the pot, the immune system works better and keeps health problems away. Some have claimed to even heal diabetes just by switching to these healthy pots – and why not, only nature can truly heal you and pure clay pots are nothing but the gifts of nature!