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Did you know that our bodies are not designed to absorb the amounts of aluminum that we absorb? From aluminum foil, deodorants, antacids, aspirin to prescription medication and more. Aluminum is not a heavy metal, but it can be toxic. If we use these items on a regular basis we have a degree of aluminum toxicity in our bodies. Learn aluminum toxicity symptoms and how to prevent aluminum poisoning in your kitchen.
Aluminum Toxicity Symptoms
Aluminum toxicity symptoms are similar to dementia and osteoporosis. Since your liver and kidneys needs to process aluminum and it is difficult to do, your liver and kidney functions may be compromised. Aluminum can also lead to digestive problems, headaches and weak aching muscles. Therefore, you should avoid aluminum as much as possible. Where can you start? The kitchen!
Thank goodness some manufacturers now make an aluminum-free baking powder! Rumford brand is aluminum-free. Bob Red Mill’s also make one. If you do not have access to a gluten-free, aluminum-free baking powder you can make you own. See this recipe video. Just note that it single acting baking powder, not double acting.
Aluminum Foil Dangers
When you food is stored or cooked in aluminum foil and touches your food it absorbs aluminum. I have just started using Martha Stewart’s new aluminum lined parchment paper, Martha Wrap, instead of the plain aluminum foil. The parchment paper is the only thing that touches the food, but the aluminum on the outside makes it easy to wrap things, or even tent your turkey to prevent additional browning.
Aluminum Foil Substitute
I was able to find it in my local grocery store, Von’s, which is such a convenience! I hope you’ll give it a try for your health and the health of your family.