We all know that the aluminum foil is one of the most useful kitchen products which has many advantages. It helps in preventing the food from becoming overly dry. This is particularly an issue for dishes that calls for a very long cooking time, or for foods that should be cooked at a high temperature but you don’t want to have a crisp texture on the outside. It also has the ability to trap in other flavors, such as wrapping a baked potato in foil with olive oil, salt, pepper, etc. to season the skin.
As for the health risks are concerned, it doesn’t have any side effects if you use it properly and for the right purpose. Wrapping acidic food with aluminum foil can make the food taste metallic as it can cause reaction with the foil. You just have to avoid using it in the microwave oven because studies have shown that the quantity of aluminum that seeps from aluminum foil into food is usually negligible.