Want to know a really simple change that can make a big difference in your health as a MTHFR? Ditch your plastic food storage containers in favor of glass or stainless steel. Plastic contains dangerous chemicals, such as Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bisphenol S (BPS). Both of these chemicals are toxic to human health, and particularly to someone with the MTHFR mutation who struggles to detox efficiently. When you store food in such containers, small amounts of these chemicals leach into your food and can wreak havoc on your health over time.
BPA and BPS are both hormonal disruptors that mimic estrogen. These chemicals are linked to fertility problems, hormonal imbalance, and even cancer...in other words, nothing good! While these toxins can leak into food through repeated use of plastic storage containers, the risk increases even more with microwave use, or even just being left in the sun. With an initial investment of some durable glass or stainless steel containers, you can enjoy a safe method of food storage for years to come. A non-toxic and eco-friendly alternative to plastic sandwich bags is a reusable paper design.
Do you still store your food in plastic? Have you made the switch to a non-toxic alternative yet? Tell us about it!