You may have started hearing in the news about some of the hidden chemicals
that might be lurking in your canned foods and bottled water and other
drinks. Some of them are known as xenoestrogens, which have the
potential to cause serious health problems over time, as well as
increase abdominal fat from the estrogenic effect.
Today, I want to share with you some important details about one of
the MOST problematic chemicals that you're being exposed to specifically
from canned foods and bottled drinks, etc...
It's called Bisphenol A (BPA).
BPA can be found as a component of some types of plastic bottles, and also in the lining inside of canned foods.
Since BPA is a known "xenoestrogen", it's been linked in animal
studies (at surprisingly small doses) to all sorts of various health
issues such as cancer, metabolic disorders, heart disease, diabetes, and
fertility problems and birth defects or miscarriages... and of course,
any xenoestrogens in large enough amounts can trigger your body to hold
onto abdominal fat (aka - stubborn belly fat).
The major offenders to look for are polycarbonate bottles (some
plastics with the #7 symbol on the bottom are polycarbonate, but not
all) and also canned foods, since the lining of most canned foods
contains BPA, which can leach into food. The longer that a can of food
sits on a shelf and the higher the temperature, the more BPA can leach
into your food. The same can be said for polycarbonate bottles that
contain food or drinks.