Updated: Jul 11, 2019
You already know that the refined sugar used in processed food contribute to obesity. But did you know that some chemicals also used in processed foods, like breakfast cereal, seafood, and also in cookware and cosmetics, may interfere with the digestive system’s ability to tell the brain when the body is full? And that way we tend to overeat?
A study using human stem cells has found 3 chemicals that are considered endocrine disruptors, that means they may interfere with the body's endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects. They are:
Butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) – Found in breakfast cereals and other processed foods to keep fats from going rancid.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – Found in certain cookware, like nonstick cookware, some cosmetics and anti-aging products.
Tributyltin (TBT) – That one is like…CRAZY! It is a compound in paints (!) that can make its way into water and accumulate in seafood — especially shellfish raised near commercial harbors.
And how to avoid them into your and your family’s life? Here are some tips:
Eat real food as much as can and also, organic!
Read the ingredients labels (ALWAYS!).
Avoid shellfish that does not have a reliable source.
Try to use natural beauty solutions as much as you can, as well as making your own personal care products.
But, if you need to buy them, please check for cosmetics and personal care products without polyperfluoromethylisopropyl ether, polytetrafluoroethylene, DEA-C8-18 perfluoroalkylethyl phosphate and Teflon. More on SafeCosmetics.org