Did you know that you are constantly exposing yourself to harmful toxins and chemicals? You have many of them even in your home. We will present you 5 items in your home which you didn’t know that were toxic and which you will immediately need to get rid of.
This kind of cookware is mostly found in the USA. When preparing the food in it, it’s been found that it can release dangerous toxins in the food.
When you heat up the pan, the coating is decomposed and releases toxic compounds which are highly carcinogenic and dangerous. So, in order to reduce the risk of cancer, you need to replace your non-stick pots and pans with ceramic ones.
We can say that most of the people use these sweeteners as a replacement for sugar, without knowing that actually they are worse than sugar and contain a lot of dangerous compounds. These are the most harmful artificial sweeteners:
Acesulfame K -- can have negative effect on pregnancy, can have carcinogenic properties, and can lead to tumors;
Aspartame -- is connected to cancers of the skin, and in the case of phenylketonuria can result in dead;
Saccharin -- impossible to digest, and can lead to cancer of the bladder;
Sorbitol -- it is hard for digestion, and it can cause gasses, diarrhea, and bloating.
These are sweeteners which we recommend you to consume because they are completely safe and natural:
Erythritol -- does not have a negative effect on the blood sugar, cholesterol, or insulin levels;
Xylitol – reduces the risk of tooth decay and improves the bone density;
Stevia – can lower blood sugar and blood pressure;
Yacon syrup – it feeds the beneficial intestine bacteria, thus helping in the case of constipation.
Plastic bottles and food containers
Plastic bottles and food containers have harmful chemicals which are left into the food. Bisphenol-A (BPA), a compound which is used to harden plastic containers, is one of those dangerous chemicals considered as harmful for your health, according to many studies. So it is very important to avoid disposable bottled water, and replace it with metal or reusable containers, in order to protect yourself as well as the environment.
Although they are considered completely safe for usage, you should know that air fresheners release odors, fumes, and gasses which can cause hormonal imbalance and asthma and which are considered as more dangerous than the smoke of cigarette. A study has proved that formaldehyde, which belongs in the known group of carcinogens, can be found in a significant amount in air fresheners.
Also, air fresheners are related to cancer of throat and nose. So, we recommend you to replace them with essential oils – just put 10-15 drops of essential oil in a cup of distilled water, and sprinkle it around your home.
Commercial cleaning products
Many households use these cleaning products in their homes. They contain compounds such as BPA, parabens, triclosan, and many other dangerous substances which are related to serious conditions and diseases including hormonal imbalance.
So, we recommend you to avoid these harmful products, and start cleaning with vinegar and baking soda. You will get the same results, or even better!
Source: Healthy Food House