People in the culinary arts and less fancy kitchens around the world regularly use aluminum foil. It comes in handy for wrapping up food before cooking or for storing leftovers. But according to recent studies and research, aluminum foil can be “detrimental” to one’s health.
Ghada Bassioni for Ain Shams University conducted a study, and found aluminum is the primary component of the foil. Large amounts are found in common cookware. The Huffington Post wrote an article on aluminum foil.
They state: ‘while cooking your food in aluminum pots or pans isn’t a bad thing, placing it in foil and putting it in the oven is problematic. This is especially true with acidic or spicy food that’s prepared at high temperatures.
’It’s recommended each person only ingest a specific amount of aluminum daily. This comes from The World Health Organization, (WHO). We should ingest no more than “40mg per kilogram of body weight.”
The Huffington Post went on to list foods that contain aluminum. It’s present in, ‘corn, yellow cheese, salt, herbs, spices, and tea. It’s used in cooking utensils, as described above, as well as in pharmacological agents like antacids and antiperspirants.
Aluminum sulfate, which is derived from aluminum, is used as a coagulant during the purification process of drinking water.’
An article published by Health Line said we receive some of the aluminum naturally from foods like ‘fruits, spinach, radishes, mushrooms, vegetables and some meats.’ It warned that aluminum from utensils and containers could leach into our food.