REAL FOOD CHALLENGE #9 DUMP THE PLASTIC
This week's challenge is to dump out all the plastic in your house and replace it with Glass or Stainless steel.
and yes, I am talking about water bottles too.
The chemicals in plastic leech into our food and water, especially when heat is applied. This is a huge concern because these chemicals have been linked to cancer, endocrine disruptions, infertility, neurological damage, and prostate cancer (and more). When you heat plastic in the microwave or when a water bottle is sitting in your car for hours, it is especially a concern because heat causes the plastic to break down, resulting in the chemicals seeping out into the food or water. This is why water bottles are particularly concerning, because even though they might be in a cooler in that gas station now, they most likely sat on a hot truck for a few days in transit before getting to that gas station or grocery store.
Even The Mayo Clinic advises against plastic. You can read about that here. Also be wary of plastics that state BPA FREE. They have only been replaced by similarly concerning chemicals. You can read more about that here.
As for food storage I recommend Pyrex. Amazon has a great starter set for cheap here.
Please take a few minutes to watch the video I made just for you about plastic and why you want to make the switch.
As always, please don't forget to use the hashtag #RealFoodC & tag me (@realfoodology) so I can see all your posts and you can encourage others to get on board with you!