We use various ingredients and things every day, but some of them can be very risky if we use them for a longer period of time. If you want to be safe, you need to avoid using them.
Here, we’re going to present you some things you should stop using if you want to obtain better health:
10 Things You’re Better Without Using:
Aspartame or sucralose can deceive your body about storing fat. In that way, you’re increasing the risk of obtaining diabetes.
Some products that are full of artificial sweeteners are sodas or diet soda. These sweeteners increase your weight, make you more sensitive to insulin and you become more susceptible to health problems like Alzheimer`s disease, stroke, heart attacks, etc.
2. Plastic Bottles and Food Containers
You mustn’t use plastic bottles or food containers if you want to avoid chemicals which disrupt your endocrine system like bisphenol-A, phthalates, etc.
The endocrine system is very important as it regulates our tissue function, mood, development, reproductive processes, growth, sexual function and metabolism. Numerous other health problems can also appear like impaired learning, reproductive health problems, hyperactivity increased aggressiveness, hypertension, cancer of the prostate, thyroid and breasts as well as reduced IQ in children.
Try to use glass bottles or containers.
3. Non-Stick Cookware
The best material to use is glass or ceramic since the coating which is non-sticky is full of carcinogens like for example perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
The fluoride found in PFOA vaporizes when you heat the cookware. Your health is at risk because toxic fluoride is being released.
The air-fresheners we usually buy are full of 2, 5-dichlorophenol (2, 5-DCP). It is a metabolite of 1,4-dichlorobenzene that has been proved to cause precocious puberty or even cancer. Room deodorizers also contain plenty of endocrine-disrupting phthalates.
Try not to buy them and use essential oils. They smell beautifully!
5. Antibacterial Detergents and Soaps
It can be very wrong to use products which help us to disinfect our body. These products contain triclosan which is an antibacterial compound which can have a detrimental effect on health. It is especially dangerous for children.
Triclosan may cause problems in the development of the fetus in pregnant women, but also disturb the regulation of hormones. It can also disrupt weight gain and cause problems like thyroid dysfunction, endocrine disruption, allergies and inflammatory responses.
It would be the best for you to wash yourself with some mild soap and water. If you want to disinfect and clean at home, use vinegar and 3% hydrogen peroxide.
6. Commercial Cleaning Products
The products which are advertised all the time and we all want to use are usually abundant in dangerous and toxic chemicals:
Here, we’ll give you several things and ingredients that you can use to create your homemade cleaning product:
- White Vinegar
- Liquid Castile Soap
- Baking Soda
- Lemon Juice
- Spray Bottles
- Microfiber Cloths
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Mixing Bowls
- Organic essential oils
Use baking soda to clean your kitchen and bath, vinegar, lemon juice and water to clean your windows and vinegar with hydrogen to disinfect and sanitize.
7. Personal Care Products
Our skin absorbs plenty of chemicals, so it would be the best for you to remove products for personal care to avoid this kind of toxins.
According to a specific survey which tested hidden chemicals and heavy metals in face care products as well as makeup showed that:
- 20 % contained arsenic
- 51 % contained cadmium
- 61 % contained thallium
- 90 % contained beryllium
- 96 % contained lead
Try to find products which don’t contain many chemicals or prepare your own products. Use coconut oil for example!
8. Stale Spices
Spices and herbs we use every day contain plenty of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants. Some scientists even claim that herbs and spices contain more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. Some of the most effective against inflammation are thyme, cloves, rosemary and ginger.
But, you must make sure that they are fresh because stale spices can be very dangerous. They become without flavor and all of their beneficial properties are lost.
9. Electronic Devices
It has been scientifically proved that cell phones can cause cancer. The radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may be carcinogenic. Try to avoid using your smartphone as much as possible. Don’t wear it near your body. Give your brain a break. Shut everything down when you go to bed or at least 5 days a week.
10. Your Chair
If you sit for a longer period of time, you may obtain some chronic disease even if you exercise regularly. It is even more dangerous than smoking! It increases the risk of many health problems like: cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes etc.
This is a possible solution:
- Use a fitness tracker (try to acquire 7,000 to 10,000 steps a day)
- Avoid sitting for over 50 minutes
- Use a standing desk