Try this instead of your usual Baking Paper

Why you should try Baking Paper Alternatives

Baking paper is one of things in my house that I just can’t give up. I’ve definitely reduced my use, but I find I still have it on hand for those jobs it works so well for. It’s convenient and makes cooking and packing food easy peasy. The problem with regular baking paper that you’ll find at the supermarket is that it’s packed with a number of toxins that make it perform the way it does. Some of these are:

  1. Bleach
    This ingredients colours the paper to make it more aesthetically pleasing, which leaks into our food and then into our ecosystem when it goes in the ground. Even if you recycle, there are chemicals in here that just don’t break down or when reused release their toxins into the ground, water, or air. The bleach is chlorine, and if you think about going swimming in a chlorine pool and how it stings your eyes, imagine what it’s doing to your insides if you’re ingesting it with your food!
  2. Dioxins
    These are a group of compounds that are not only harmful to our environment, are highly toxic to the human body. They are known to cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and cause cancer. [1]

The World Health Organization says:

“Due to the highly toxic potential, efforts need to be undertaken to reduce current background exposure. Prevention or reduction of human exposure is best done via source-directed measures, i.e. strict control of industrial processes to reduce formation of dioxins.”

Meaning, we need to stop producing Dioxins! When will we do that? When we stop buying products with them it in!

toxins-baking-paperWhat are my alternatives?

You have a number of alternatives in your home. You can use silicone sheets, grease your current cooking trays a little more with some coconut oil, or I’ve found this Parchment Baking Paper at my local organic store, it’s toxin free, compostable and works just as well!

toxin-free-baking-paper-health-coach-armyWhat are you using as a baking paper alternative?

 

[1] World Health Organization – http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs225/en/