In an era where plastic has become an integral part of our lives, we often forget that it has encroached upon our kitchen and daily cooking as well. 

What we also tend to not remember is that plastic has many harmful effects on our body and that we need to make conscious efforts to look for other alternatives, especially when it comes to cooking and eating meals in plasticware. 

If you wish to look no further, read on to understand why ayurvedic physicians propagated the use of metal utensils for daily cooking. The metal that most cooking utensils are made of have natural therapeutic properties and are known to prevent diseases. 

Here's a quick list of metals utensils that are ideal for cooking, along with their benefits:

Silver Utensils

Silver is a rigid metal, which gives coolness to the body. Silver is also said to have an impact on the overall cognitive, emotional, social and physical health.

Iron Utensils

Cooking food in cast iron cookware will ensure the flame temperature remains even all throughout the utensil. Food is cooked faster and remains hot for a longer time. Some studies also claim that cooking in iron utensils may be beneficial for people suffering from anaemia (low levels of haemoglobin in the blood).

Clay Utensils

According to Ayurveda, if our food is to be nutritious and scrumptious, then it must be cooked well. Making a supper in a pot of ceramic gives 100% nutrients (nutrients are not lost). Moreover, if the food is eaten in a clay pot, it furthermore adds taste to it.

Copper Utensils

Drinking water kept in copper vessels helps in keeping the body free of contamination, detoxifies the blood, and improves memory.

Bronze Utensils

Eating food in bronze pots has many benefits. It sharpens the memory, cleans the blood and enhances hunger buildups. 

Stainless Steel Utensils

One of the safest options for cookware is stainless steel. It is non-corrosive in nature, which means it does not get contaminated. Thus, it is very safe to cook and eat in stainless steel utensils.

Brass Utensils

The upside of cooking in brass utensils is that only 7% of supplements are lost. Brass also keeps the aroma and freshness of the spices intact, hence it is safe to store them in brass containers instead of plastic ones. 

In today’s world where almost everything is adulterated and filled with plastic, it is better to stick to our roots. The health benefits of eating in metal vessels as listed above are immense. Try these out to see how they work out for your family's and your health. 


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