Why You Should Be Concerned About Food And Drink Touching Aluminum

I have heard that being exposed to Aluminum may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s. So, to me, this means drinking from aluminum cans and using aluminum foil for baking. If you use any of these regularly, you might want to learn more to protect your current and future health…

I, like most everyone else used to drink many things out of aluminum cans. I also freely used aluminum foil. But, once I learned about the potential health dangers of aluminum, I don’t eat or drink anything that has contact with it. If I bake, I use baking paper. If I drink, it’s either in a plastic or glass bottle. Nothing else.

‘AD is a human form of chronic aluminum neurotoxicity. The causality analysis demonstrates that chronic aluminum intake causes AD [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24577474]’.

If you love eating chips or popcorn that comes in bags, you will notice these days, the insides of many are lined with aluminum foil. I in particular avoid these because I am older, and who knows, maybe even more sensitive to the metallic foil than those who are younger. Nevertheless, true or not, I’d rather not take that chance. Therefore, we choose glass, paper or plastic, instead. Good idea, right?

‘It is well established that Al is a neurotoxic agent. However, the link of Al to the etiology of various serious neurological disorders such as AD remains still unclear. In spite of this uncertainty, a number of epidemiological reports concerning Al exposure and the risks of neurological disorders are available in the scientific literature [2 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24577474]’.

Reading the citation above, I see the current research on effects of Aluminum exposure to be uncertain. Yet, to me at least, if there is doubt, I would recommend to not expose myself to it at all. It’s kind of like how I think about arsenic in rice. Is even a spoonful of arsenic, OK?

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24577474
Website Title Journal of Alzheimer’s disease : JAD
Publication Year 2014
Access Day 03
Access Month december
Access Year 2019
Article Title Chronic aluminum intake causes Alzheimer’s disease: applying Sir Austin Bradford Hill’s causality criteria

2 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6040147/
Website Title Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Publication Day 06
Publication Month June
Publication Year 2018
Access Day 03
Access Month december
Access Year 2019
Article Title Is aluminum exposure a risk factor for neurological disorders?

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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