Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One More Reason To Cross Out Junk Fast Food

Junk food has become a daily lifestyle for many Americans. Not all. But a huge part of our nation. That is why obesity epidemic is the number one culprit for chronic diseases like heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), insulin resistance. All these after effects of obesity are basically killing people.

Junk fast food alone does its number on human body and health.

Did you know that food packaging contains Perfluoroalkyls? Never heard of them? Perfluoroalkyls (PFC) are a hazardous class of stable, synthetic chemicals that repel oil, grease and water. They are used in packaging to prevent grease from leaking through paper wrappers.

Take this, PFCs have a wide spectrum of usage, like in carpet and fabric protectors, non-stick kitchenware (mind those fancy pans and pots with non-stick layers!), stain-proof clothes, and much more.

When Perfluoroalkyls were approved for their wide use by regulators, they assumed (!) that PFCs: 

1. Would not Migrate from paper into food
2. Would not Become bio available to the body, and
3. Would not Be harmful to the human body


Studies proved that PFCs wreak havoc on:

• Hormone System 
• Immune System
• Fertility
• Cancer
• Increasing Bad, LDL, Cholesterol

And the above are just a few side-effects from PFCs.

One big lesson to learn and to watch for? Look what your food is being served in! Do it right for your body. Ultimately, for your Health.

Celebrate Your Mindful Eating Today!

PS: If you know a woman-entrepreneur who has created healthy product(s), please let me know, so we could spread the word about her and her contribution to this planet.
Disclosure: I only write about products I believe in and use personally and the companies who truly advance forward the best traits of the humankind. I am not compensated for my opinions.
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