A few decades ago people bought daily what was needed for daily consumption. The modern homemaker goes to the market two to three times a month. The storing of food is at present an integral part of our existence, but let’s remember that organic foods keep the nutrients for only a few days after harvesting. Foods stay fresh in the refrigerator for about eight days. It is good, therefore, to buy vegetables and fruits to be consumed as soon as possible. In these difficult times, we neither want nor should waste anything so prepare only what is needed but if something is left over, keep it covered so as not to lose any more nutrients. We should not allow foods to spoil, least we turn refrigerator into a bacteria culture chamber.
Like all things that evolve and progress, the process of attaining these goals have their price. Now flavor reigns over nutrients. Utensils have evolved too. Of the Clay and wooden ones, nothing remains; they have been replaced by more durable instruments. Nevertheless, many utensils are dangerous to health. Part of the Mexican tradition is cooking in clay pots but it has been discovered that the clay contains lead. Aluminum utensils are also harmful because they form aluminum salts that coat the inside walls of the digestive system and impede the formation of normal digestive secretions. Aluminum can cause ulcers and cancer. Beyond that, aluminum is introduced into the bloodstream and added to fatty and brain tissue increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
I sincerely hope this information helps you to acknowledge that you must take a look into your cooking methods. Enjoy!!!