Hormones Aren’t Made Only by Our Bodies
Hormones Are All Around Us
Lurking in Everyday Products
Check out three surprising places where weight-gain-inducing hormones have recently been found. And it’s not the entire list! Hundreds of places have “hidden” chemicals that provoke our bodily systems to react in an unhealthy way.
Girls born to women with the highest levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) during pregnancy were three times as likely to be overweight than those whose moms had the lowest levels. PFOA is found in nonstick coatings, so use cast iron or stainless steel.
Some cans are lines with an estrogen-like chemical called bisphenol A (BPA). High-acid foods, such as tomatoes, can cause BPA to leach into the can’s contents. Look for BPA-free cans or alternative packaging.
When going shopping, look for these BPA-free brands!
Here are the brands that still line their cans with toxic BPA the hormone disruptor.
Check out this DIRTY DOZEN Endocrine Disruptors you gotta know about.
Many cosmetics, shampoos, and household cleaners contain chemicals called phthalates to help scents last. But exposure to high levels of phthalates has been linked to being overweight. Look for phthalate-free on labels.
Though in the past decade, we have achieved many victories on behalf our demands to use healthy ingredients that are not harmful to our bodies, we still need to be watchful over our consumption habits and conveniences. Take a look at the label, check the ingredients list, and be curious what you consume.