Indeed, over time, aluminum can accumulate in the kidneys and GI tract, where it destroys digestive enzymes and interferes with nutrient absorption, leading to chronic symptoms like diarrhea and abdominal pain. An easy fix: Replace aluminum foil with parchment paper. And next time you buy new pots and pans, look for stanless steel or enamel-coated cast iron. For bakeware, select glass or stainless steel.
An easy way to ward off fatigue that tends to set in during the fall and winter: Season your favorite savory dishes with seaweed flakes instead of table salt. This low-sodium pick provides salty flavor and plenty of thyroid-nourishing iodine, which helps increase energy within 30 minutes. Another plus: It boasts appetite-suppressing soluble fiber to thwart cravings, and it’s terrific on poultry, vegetables, salad or even popcorn. Tip: To preserve its beneficial enzymes, add the flakes after cooking. One to try: Maine Coast Dulse Granules (SeaVeg.com).