Check What Is Written At The Bottom Of The Plastic Packaging
We are all aware that unhealthy food should be avoided. Most of us pay attention to what kind of water we drink and what kind of food we consume. Two liters water per day and healthy food have become a principle of most nutrition. We tend to avoid salty, fatty and sugary food and tend to consume plenty of fruits & vegetables and bottled water, without realising how the chemicals from these bottles may be disrupting our hormones.
However, most of us don’t know what hides in the plastic containers. The truth is that the aim of manufacturers of food and drink products is to have higher earnings with their products instead of provide us with healthy food and drinks.
That is why you need to check what is written on the bottom of each plastic package which indicates just how dangerous plastic is.
1 – PET (often PETE) – These bottles are in most cases intended for single use. There is a possibility for them to emit heavy metals antimony and EPA chemical substance, which interferes with the action of the hormones. These bottles can also emit carcinogenic compounds.
2 – HDP (sometimes HDPE) – This is a “good” plastic, for which is least probability for emissions of chemicals into the water.
3 – PVC (sometimes 3V) – This plastic releases two toxic chemicals, and both are interfering with the functions of hormones in the human body. Despite this, it is still the most commonly used plastic for bottles.
4 – HDPE – Plastic, which does not release chemicals into the water. It is not used for making plastic bottles, but mainly for producing plastic bags for groceries.
5 – PP – Another “good” plastic, usually with white or translucent color. It’s used for production of bottles in which are packed syrups or for yoghurt containers.
6 – PS – Plastic which emits the carcinogenic substance STYRENE in the water. Most often is used for production of coffee cups for single use, or for fast food packaging.
7 – PC (or no label) – This is the worst plastic for food products, because it emits the chemical BPA. Unfortunately, it is used for production of bottles for infants, sports bottles and containers for food storage.
Therefore, plastics which are not releasing chemicals into the water are 2, 4 and 5, or the ones labeled HDP, HDPE, LDPE, PP. For all other rather consider their use.
It is still best to keep water in glass bottles.