Aluminum foil has become so frequently used in the kitchen, starting from cooking, and wrapping, however it is also used for treating certain ailments. Nevertheless, according to a recent conducted study there are certain things regarding the use of aluminum foil of which we are not aware of it.
To begin with, aluminum foil is a neurotoxic heavy metal that has great negative side-effects on the brain function, and it is even related to the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. Medical experts state that exposure to this neurotoxic metal may trigger long lasting negative effects like mental decline, memory loss, loss of balance, coordination, and physical control.
The performed study revealed that when cooking with aluminum foil the bones are being impacted because aluminum accumulates inside the bones and takes the space of calcium, reducing its levels.
Further on, researchers have linked cooking with aluminum foil with pulmonary fibrosis and other respiratory issues due to inhalation of aluminum particles. This also applies for grilling with aluminum.
Most of the people are not informed about the fact that when cooking with aluminum foil parts of the metal are emitted into the food and heavy metal may leach in it.
According to Dr. Essam Zubaidy, a chemical engineering scientist at the American University of Sharjah has revealed that a meal cooked in aluminum foil can contain as much as 400mg of aluminum. World Health Organization states that RDA (recommended daily allowance) for aluminum is limited to 60mg on daily basis.
This shows that “The higher the temperature, the more the leaching. Foil is not ideal for cooking and is not suitable for using with vegetables like tomatoes, citrus juice or spices.”