Health Nutrition
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • +
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
SHARE THIS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email

After decades of thinking eggs were cholesteral-yeilding death bombs, breakfast fans around the world rejoice in the discovery that they are actually good for us! Woot woot. But while we make up for lost egg-eating time, let’s not celebrate too hard. Because, as it turns out, the pans we’ve been cooking our eggs in might be filling our bodies with toxic chemicals.

Now, I’m no doctor, nor am I a scientist, but I am a mom. And after some informative (yet scary) doc-viewing, I have done some of my own research on the topic of nonstick cookware. I don’t know about you, but joke as I might, I don’t actually want to poison my family.

Sure, nonstick coatings make our cooking and cleaning experience less messy but at what price? Did you know that some nonstick coatings have been linked to certain types of cancer? Many companies include poly and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their nonstick seals, which release perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) when heated. PFOA is a possibly carcinogenic chemical that has been linked not only to cancer but to behavioural disorders, early puberty, infertility, and lower birth weight in newborns. Cancer.org states that Teflon-coated pans are safe, which is somewhat reassuring, but for those who want to err on the side of caution, this post is for you.

If you want to feel 100% safe, perhaps nonstick cookware isn’t for you. EWG suggests opting for stainless steel or cast iron pots and pans instead. But, since many companies have been on a mission to create safer nonstick options, I have set out to find the healthiest available on the market. I spoke to friends and doctors, and I scoured the internet for the best nonstick cookware options available to us, here in Canada.