Chemicals found in commonly used cookware are known to harm the nervous systems and metabolism, setting the stage for immune dysregulation, metabolic syndrome, cancer and neurodegeneration.
If you haven’t taken a look at your cookware to see if it’s leaching harmful chemicals into your food, this is one swap that’s essential to make and probably only needs to be done once in your lifetime. Making sure that your cookware is clean and supporting health is an invaluable marginal gain.
The Environmental Working Group has excellent resources for avoiding harmful chemicals found in many household products, including the “forever chemicals” found in non-stick pans.
Here’s the EWG guide to avoiding PFAS Chemicals.