- You generally use less oil.
Because of how you season a cast iron skillet, you will find that your recipes do not require as much oil as they used to. This means less fat and food that has more flavor than grease. Both will help with your health. For one, you will enjoy the taste of your food and be less inclined to eat out and the other means that your meals are leaner.
- You are exposed to fewer chemicals.
Cast iron is a natural choice when it comes to cooking. Most skillets that are not cast iron have a spray coating on them to make them non-stick. This coating contains several chemicals including perfluorocarbons, which are released into the air and into your food during cooking.These chemicals are linked to liver damage, developmental problems in children and cancer. Cast iron, as long has it has not been coated, is free from those chemicals and does not leave any chemicals in your food.
- You will have an iron boost.
Finally, cast iron offers an increase of iron in your food, a huge benefit. Many people, especially women, have an iron deficiency. Cooking with cast iron helps boost iron by as much as 20% of your daily iron intake.