Just last month, I warned you about the dangers of a chemical called Bisphenol A (BPA) seeping into your meals from so-called “microwave safe” plastic containers.
BPA has been linked to everything from diabetes to developmental disorders – not to mention the way it can throw your body’s entire hormone system out of whack.
And while we’ve known for some time that BPA is also used in the packaging of foods on the shelves at the supermarket, new research shows just how prevalent it is – and which packaged foods are the worst offenders.
In fact, it turns out that two out of every three canned food items are contaminated with Bisphenol A… that’s just one of the MANY reasons why I’ve been urging you to avoid processed, packaged foods altogether.
And a study recently published in Environment Research shows how much of those toxic chemicals end up in not only the food you eat… but also YOUR BODY.
In fact, the urine of people who regularly eat canned soups can have a concentration of BPA that’s a whopping 229 PERCENT HIGHER than that of those who never eat canned foods.
And it’s not just soups and pastas – because canned veggies and fruits had the next-highest levels of Bisphenol A on the recently-released list.
The study mentioned that canned beverages, meats, and fish contain the least amount of BPA – but when it comes down to it, there really is no SAFE amount of BPA.
Besides, those processed meats and fish that come in cans contain chemical preservatives, colouring agents, sweeteners, and all sorts of other junk that make them unsafe – even if the label claims that they’re BPA-free!
And if you’re drinking fizzy drinks, you’ve got more to worry about than Bisphenol A – because as I’ve shared with you before, sodas and diet sodas are loaded with either high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners that link them to diabetes, heart disease, and more.
But you can practically eliminate your exposure to BPA from the foods you eat by ditching processed, packaged foods and switching to an all-natural diet, like the Paleo diet.
This “back to basics” approach to eating ensures you eat only fresh, organic foods – and within days, your body’s BPA levels will drop significantly!
If you’re already cooking fresh meals, but you’re storing and heating leftovers, don’t use plastic cookware or storage containers. Some companies have replaced BPA with bisphenol-S (BPS) or bisphenol-F (BPF) – neither which are safe alternatives, because a study earlier this year found they both disrupt your hormones much like BPA does.
Use glass or stainless steel instead.
Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Canned foods linked to BPA risk in new study, cnn.com/2016/06/29/health/canned-foods-bpa-risk/index.html
Bisphenol S and F: A Systematic Review and Comparison of the Hormonal Activity of Bisphenol A Substitutes, ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/