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Easy Swaps: Plastic to Glass Containers

By January 15, 2021No Comments

Easy Swap #1 – People tell me a health journey gets too overwhelming and too exhausting. So I’m going to try to make things really simple for the next few days.

First up, switch out your storage containers in the fridge/ freezer/pantry.

Why?
Because most containers are made from plastic with BPA in it. When BPA containers are made, not all of the BPA gets sealed into the product. This allows part of it to break free and mix with the foods or fluids that are in the containers. (A)

What is BPA?
BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins.

BPA Studies:
1️⃣One study observed that women with frequent miscarriages had about three times as much BPA in their blood as women with successful pregnancies (1)

2️⃣Studies of women undergoing fertility treatments showed that those with higher levels of BPA have proportionally lower egg production and are up to two times less likely to become pregnant (2)

3️⃣Among couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), men with the highest BPA levels were 30–46% more likely to produce lower-quality embryos (3)

4️⃣A study found that men with higher BPA levels were 3–4 times more likely to have a low sperm concentration and low sperm count (4)

5️⃣Another report shows a 27–135% greater risk of high blood pressure in people with high BPA levels (5)

6️⃣In a study, higher BPA levels were linked to a 68–130% higher risk of type 2 diabetes (6)

7️⃣Ovwrweight women may have BPA levels 47% higher than those of their normal-weight counterparts (7)

BPA is in many of our products today and we can’t completely avoid it. But we can reduce our exposure to it.
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A. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20835936/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21038926/
1.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15947000/
2.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20002217/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3404656/
3.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21843814/
4.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21035116/
5.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22363351/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22851732/
6.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21956417/
7.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15118266/

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