Glass vs Plastic. Which is better?
We all remember our mom’s or grandmothers putting leftovers in colorful Tupperware containers. Unfortunately, they didn’t know then what we know now. It is harmful to your health. Plastic food containers a full of dangerous chemicals. The main problem is BPA, which is Bisphenol-A. Bisphenol-A is is a synthetic compound used in making plastics that makes plastic more durable and flexible. It is also used in the lining of canned food containers.
When you use plastic containers to store or heat our food, chemicals seep into your food. Because of the way plastic containers are made, not all the BPA gets sealed into the product. Some of it breaks free and mixes with the food or fluids in the plastic container. And then you ingest it.
How does BPA affect your body?
The manufacturers want you to think that a little BPA never hurt anyone. Let’s go through the list of the health problems BPA can causes. BPA has an estrogen-like shape, which can allow it to bind to estrogen receptors and affect body processes like growth, cell repair, fetal development, energy levels, and reproduction. In can also have the ability to mesh with other hormone receptors, including thyroid hormone receptors, altering their function.
It can cause infertility in both men and women, as well as low sperm count and prostate problems in men. BPA has been linked to heart disease, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, along with obesity, hormonal imbalance, and neurological disorders.
The World Health Organization has shown that exposure to high concentrations of BPA can lead to children more likely to develop asthma, insulin resistance, and elevated blood pressure later in life. New York University School of Medicine stated this may be playing a big part in the high childhood obesity rates, diabetes and negative effects on the heart and kidneys.
Glass containers contain no chemicals that can get into your food. I recently got rid of all my plastic containers and replaced them with fun and colorful glass containers. And they are perfect for Keto food prepping. The ones I choose (see picture) are available at both Costco and Amazon. You can even recycle some of the glass containers that you already buy to use to store your food, like pickle jars and olive jars. That way you help yourself and the environment at the same time……