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Nutrition Advice: better food choices for the environment

Why Stainless Steel is Better Choice for Kids


Why Stainless Steel is Better Choice for Kids

BPA (used to stiffen and harden plastic products) and phthalates (used in soft plastic products such as clear plastic food wrap) can both potentially interfere with the metabolism of carbohydrate and fat and have anti-androgenic (sex hormone) effects. There is therefore concern that both chemicals could have a role to play in obesity as well as reproductive development. PFCS and perchlorates can interfere with the production of thyroid hormones, and nitrate and nitrate preservatives have been linked to the production of cancer causing compounds. Some artificial food colourings have been linked to hyperactive and aggressive behaviour.

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