Healthy eating is based on what you eat and drink. Healthy eating is also based on what you use to eat and drink with. The containers you purchase, store and heat up your food and drink in matter as much as the products themselves. Current scientific research has shown the potentially hazardous health effects of consuming food and drink in containers made of plastic and metal.
A healthier alternative is utilizing glass packaging for containers. Below are five reasons you should start using glass containers today.
1. Your health
Bisphenol A “BPA” is a word we have seen on many standard food and water containers. What exactly do the words “BPA free” mean and why is it important for consumers to know? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Association, BPA is a chemical compound “present in polycarbonate plastic used in the manufacture of certain beverage containers and most food can liners.” The side effects of BPA from metal and plastic containers are still being debated. There have been numerous studies highlighting that BPA may migrate from the food packaging into foods or beverages, and eventually into our body. With this, the European Union has banned the application of bisphenol A (BPA) in bottles designed for small children.
2. The Environment
Glass is a combination of sand and other minerals coming together at high temperatures. Glass can also be found forming naturally anywhere from the ocean to volcanoes. It first starts as a liquid, and then slowly becomes solid when the temperature stabilizes. It also does not degrade over time and is 80% recyclable. As an alternative, plastic is not easily recyclable and adds to our oceans and landfills.
An added benefit of glass, is the clean pure taste associated with it. Ever notice how marinara sauce, wine and beer taste better packed in glass? Glass enables the food and drink to taste fresher and cleaner due to its glossy surface that repels food odors and residual flavors. Reheating food in glass containers also enhances the flavor.
4. To Save Money
Refilling your water bottle and reusing quality glass containers can save hundreds of dollars per year. There is no need to buy a new water bottle every day. Glass containers are a one-time investment, saving you money in the long run.
5. Cleaner Containers
Glass is cleaner than plastic. Glass’ non-porous surface does not absorb food and bacteria and it can be safely washed at high temperatures in your dishwasher. With glass, a simple cleaning with water and soap is all that is needed. For drink containers, one can easily put say lemonade or a smoothie, in it, because it cleans easily. The possibilities of what to use glass containers for are endless.
Here are some glass containers to incorporate into your daily life
Water bottles for every day
Glass food containers
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