Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wellness Wednesday

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Wonder why you or someone close to you has high blood pressure? A recent study has linked the chemical bisphenol A (commonly referred to as BPA) to high blood pressure. Most drink bottles are made from this plastic and most cans are lined with it. (The EPA banned its use in baby bottles a couple of years ago). No surprise that the American Chemical Council deems it "safe." 

Reaching for products that say "BPA Free" may not be the answer either as they typically contain other bisphenol plastics that also leach endocrine disrupting chemicals. Unfortunately, plastic and plastic-lined cans are almost unavoidable when buying many prepared foods. However, when given a choice, drink from glass.

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