Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sneaky Green Tip #2

Posted by Heather Shields On 10:56 PM | No comments
Sneaky Green Tip #2


Buy frozen fruits and veggies instead of those in cans. They are the next best thing to fresh produce both in taste and qaulity, and you don't run the risk of having BPA leeched into your food from cans. By now I'm sure most of you have heard or read about the dangers of BPA, but just in case you haven't here's a quick run down. BPA, or Bisphenol-A, is a chemical used in plastics manufacturing. When humans come into contact with it it disrupts the endocrine system, or hormones. There are conflicting results from studies about the effects that BPA has on people, but they all agree that the younger the person, the greater the risk. Plastic containers aren't the only places you will find BPA though. It's used as a coating inside nearly all food and beverage cans and as a color developer for reciepts!

You can't avoid all reciepts, and you may not be able to avoid all canned foods and drinks, but if you switch your canned fruits and vegetables for frozen ones, no one will know the difference. Well, except for when they ask you why the peas tasted so much better at dinner. It's a simple, easy, painless way to be a little greener. 

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