COVID-19 has changed the way we look at health and wellness. Today, the focus is no longer on the right food, nutrition, and immunity. The pandemic has forced us to stop, rethink and take a holistic approach when it comes to our overall well being.
While we pay attention to our health by eating healthy, it is also important to be mindful of what we eat and ensure that our cooking, consumption and storage utensils are safe, sustainable and eco-friendly.
While consumer behavior is changing to support sustainable brands and eco-friendly practices, most homes are still dominated by plastics. In fact, our kitchen is full of plastic jars, containers, utensils, garbage bags etc and their usage is increasing at an alarming rate. A recent survey states that India generates 6,000 tonnes of plastic per day, of which about 10,000 tonnes go uncollected. Along with environmental pollution, plastic also has harmful effects on our health.
Priyanka Kheruka, Brand Head, Borosil Ltd. said, “When food is heated in plastics, it releases phthalates from the plasticizers and 95 percent of the chemicals get into our food. Fatty foods like meat and cheese are more prone to For leaching and when these are microwaved in plastic containers, the phthalates released can directly affect the lungs, kidneys, and liver. BPA, on the other hand, is linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.”
“Unlike plastic, glass is free of toxic chemicals and retains a natural flavor when heated. It is also eco-friendly and can be easily decomposed without emitting toxic chemicals. Airtight glass containers for storage Cuts down on the use of cling wrap to ensure use. Does not rot or absorb chemicals from harmful materials used to wrap fruits and vegetables and leftover food. Having steel utensils for cooking food It can also have a positive effect on health. Steel does not destroy or leak harmful chemicals during cooking. It is durable, durable, helps retain the original taste and is as easy to clean as glass. Plastic Replace bottles with stainless steel. There are myriad styles and options available in the market today that come in beautiful designs. There are many brands that offer bottles that are 100 percent food grade and rust proof and that will maintain the temperature of your drink. help keep.”
“Copper pots are ideal conductors of heat and are clean and corrosion resistant. There are many benefits of storing water in copper pots and bottles, which have a direct effect on the skin while also having a therapeutic effect. There are many ingredients in it.” And there are metals to choose from to incorporate healthier cooking habits.”
Being aware and conscientious about how we use our daily utensils in the kitchen can leave a positive footprint on the environment while promoting good health for the family, community and society.