Do you have to use the slow cooker for healthy cooking? think again
Slow cooking sounds like a convenient way to cook, especially for those who don’t have time to watch their food while they cook. 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 pot and let it simmer for hours. At the end of the day, you will find it ready to serve. It’s not convenient? But it has a price.
Why conventional clay pots are unhealthy
Conventional slow cookers are mostly made of metal or ceramic. Both leach into food as it cooks. These metallic toxins react with the nutrients present in the food (food is a biochemical entity) and the heat acts as a catalyst. When you keep eating such foods, it brings detrimental changes to your body’s organs, tissues, and blood. And you should be familiar with how certain illnesses sometimes show up despite healthy eating – these toxins contribute to it!
Slow cooking destroys nutrients: a scientific investigation
Long hours of cooking, even below 220°F, are very damaging to nutrients. Scientific research done on the amino acid lysine found in peanuts showed these results:
Twenty percent were found to cook after an hour and a half of exposure to 150°F heat. After two and a half hours, 40% was lost. According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, most vitamins have less thermal stability than this amino acid. Therefore, higher percentage losses of many vitamins can be expected when cooking at 200°F for six to eight hours.
Pure Clay Pots – Make Your Slow Cooker Recipes Healthy
Pure clay is a natural, non-toxic and inert material: the food is free of metals and its nutrients remain intact. These unglazed pots are known for their food-friendly far-infrared heat, as it doesn’t destroy delicate nutrients in food. They are excellent heat retainers – you can cook the same recipes in an easier and healthier way and in half the time.
In essence, the food cooked in these pots turns out to be rich in nutrients, nourishing your body and keeping deficiencies at bay. Now that you are no longer slowly poisoning the body with the toxins from the pot, the immune system works better and keeps health problems at bay. Some have even claimed cure diabetes just switching to these healthy pots, and why not, only nature can truly heal you and pure clay pots are nothing but gifts from nature!