You may think you're filling your plate with healthy foods, but are you really loading up on hormones and pesticides? Learn how to avoid the foods the experts won't touch.
Are you piling your plate with foods the experts won't even go near? You may be surprised to learn what seemingly healthy foods are packed with hidden pesticides and hormones that could be sabotaging your health. Keep reading for the secrets to shopping for safer versions of your favorite foods.
How to Reduce BPA Exposure
Look for cans that are labeled BPA-free, or opt for fresh or frozen foods or foods stored in glass containers or boxes. If you're stuck with a canned food, avoid things that are acidic, salty or fatty, since these types of foods can cause more BPA to seep into your meals. BPA can also be found in many household items, including plastic bottles, dental fillings and sealants, medical devices, eyeglass lenses, certain types of paper and some electronic and sports equipment. As a consequence, you should never microwave, heat or pour hot liquids into plastic bottles, including Nalgene bottles, baby bottles and sippy cups. Finally, instead of polycarbonate or PVC plastics, go for alternatives like polyethylene (also labeled as PETE) or polypropylene.