Health & Fitness

BPA Cleanse

How to cleanse this harmful chemical substance from your body and minimize your intake of it

te-negro-rgbUnfortunately, plastic has become a part of everyday life and it’s nearly impossible to completely avoid it. As one of the most common methods of packaging food, it comes into contact with much of what we eat, depending on our diet.

BPA is an endocrine disruptor linked to obesity, cancers, brain impairment, reproductive system anomalies and ADHD-like symptoms. By eliminating it from your daily food intake as much as possible and cleansing it from your system, you can prevent many health complications.

Avoid BPA

  • Don’t reuse single-use water bottles. I’m guilty of doing this in an effort to reduce plastic waste, but single use water bottles start to degrade after the first use and BPA can contaminate the water.
  • Avoid canned foods and never store or refrigerate opened canned foods, as these foods can become contaminated with BPA from the can lining.
  • Avoid foods covered or wrapped in plastic, especially hot foods. Heat degrades the plastic faster.
  • Avoid plastic utensils and storage containers. Use glass to store leftover foods.
  • Stop drinking hot drinks through the coffee cup lids. By all means, use the lid to keep it warm, but drink from the paper cup if you’re getting coffee on the go.

Cleanse BPA from the body

Probiotics

Kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir are all good sources of natural probiotics that you can include in your diet. If you prefer, take refrigerated probiotic tablets each day. Probiotics have been shown to cleanse BPA from blood where it is then excreted via the bowels. They also strengthen the gut to help the body break down these compounds.

Sweat

Induced sweating is a great elimination method for cleansing BPA from the body. Increase your exercise level, relax in a sauna, or take a walk on the beach during the day.

Black Tea

Drinking black tea has been found to reduce the toxicity of BPA, among many other health benefits. This works well for me!

Sara Jones

Spa, Wellness & Lifestyle Expert, Spa Consultant and Founder of Spa & Wellness Mexico magazine

www.spawellnessmexico.com

 

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