Health and Dioxins

It is well know that dioxins are carcinogens, ie cause cancer. But where do they intersect our lives?

Plastic Water Bottles: Don't freeze your plastic water bottles with water as this releases dioxin from the plastic into the water.

Heating food in the microwave using plastic containers. The combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the body. Instead, use glassware, or ceramics for heating food.

Instant meals, soups, etc, should be removed from the container and heated in glassware.

Leftovers in foam containers are the worst. The dioxin released was the reason fast food restaurants moved to cardboard. But restaurants still give leftovers in foam containers and we tend to microwave the whole container. Ever since reading this info I caught myself doing it on more than one occasion.

Saran wrap placed over foods as they are microwaved with the high heat, actually drips toxins (mixed in with the condensate) onto the food. Remove plastic wrap and cover with glass dish or paper napkin.

Live long and healthy … so you can eat great foods and be happy!

info compiled from friends and newsletters!

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