Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Reducing Toxins in Your Home - Kitchen

Reducing toxins in your home doesn't have to be hard or expensive. When we started this journey we didn't do it all at once. Very few people could afford that process. We took it one step at a time and are taking more steps each week. This week I purchased two new pans and a set of tongs. It was a big spending week with regards to reducing toxins as I spent about $50.

Look around your kitchen and find just one thing to replace. I know a simple and very inexpensive way to reduce toxins is your colander. Most of us have a plastic colander like this:
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How about replacing it with a stainless steel colander or strainer? You can find them in the internet at stores such as and green home type websites. You can find them in traditional stores, even big box stores if you check labels. 

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Make sure, when you purchase your colander, that you aren't adding in other harmful toxins via metals. Read the labels to determine if they are pure or mixed with another cheaper metal like aluminum. If the label isn't clear, call the company or look online. I have stood in a store many times with a product in my hand, on my phone calling a company to find out what's in a food product or how an item is made. 

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Another option is to buy a mesh strainer. These come in a lot of styles. They range from the traditional handle style we used to use for loose tea leaves to those that fit in a sink, to bowl shapes. Again, read the labels and do your research. 

If you look around, do your research, and buy smart, you can reduce toxins this way for less than $20. Now, that's a steal. 

Talk soon


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