Simple Nutrition: The Safe Kitchen

04.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Are there things that are harmful in your own kitchen? What are the safest pots and pans to use? What does teflon coating do to your body? What about aluminum or plastic containers? Family Life Morning News Anchor Sarah Harnisch and Certified Natural Health Professional Brandee Gorsline discuss it.

To learn more about Clean Living, visit Brandee's Facebook group here.

Additional Resources:

An article on the dangers of Teflon

An article on the dangers of heating plastic

Aluminum foil dangers article 1

Aluminum foil dangers article 2

Sarah and Brandee's suggestions for good cooking pans:
Anything that is stainless steel or cast iron
Anything that is ceramic coated, like this.

Purchase food in glass or cardboard containers if you can avoid plastic.
And when storing at home, go for glass-- like Pyrex, over plastic containers.

Also, we recommend putting a layer of parchment paper down before using aluminum foil, or avoiding it altogether.


Your Comments(please keep them on topic and polite)

on 04.15.14 mb commented

oh my... so I think I am doing well getting the plastic with no more BPA... oh dear... great information!!! Parchment paper to protect from aluminum foil.. I have been switching to glass
containers and cast iron. I still like the nonstick for somethings.. However.... I agree.. its time to move on!!!

on 04.15.14 Patrice DuVall commented

I have a question. What do you do about drinking water? Currently we buy our water in the plastic water bottles. We do not want to drink tap water because of the floride. Our water from the refrigerater is piped into our refrigerator through plastic pipes then runs through a filter.
What is the solution?