Bottled Water is Just as Fattening as Soda

Bottled water is already a more than $10 billion industry and is the fastest-growing beverage category in the U.S. But is it good for you? Here’s the pure truth.

“Bottled water is as fattening as sugary soda.” Had you told me that last week, I would have probably laughed at you, thinking that it was a joke. You probably thinking, how can bottled water be fattening if it contains 0 calories, and no ingredients except water? The problem lies in the plastic bottle itself. You see, plastic bottles leach a chemical called Bisphenol A — or BPA — in the liquid it contains. In the last years, BPA has been identified as a toxin that can mimic your estrogen. What happens when this plastic enters your body is that it stimulates your estrogen production in an artificial way.

Excess estrogen leads to…

  • Low testosterone levels (in men, but also women which also need it)
  • Fat gain and increased size of your fat cells
  • Excessive menopausal symptoms for women over 40
  • Water retention
  • Bloating

The longer your water bottle is exposed to sun, manipulation and air, the more BPA leaches in your water Wait, the worst has yet to come… Now that BPA has been identified as a problematic chemical, many manufacturers now offer BPA-free plastics. The “funny” thing is… in those BPA-free bottles, BPA has been replaced by Bisphenol S — or BPS — which basically shows the same Estrogenic Activity. In other words, no plastic is completely safe for use, and can potentially affect your estrogen hormone and slow your weight loss down.

Now, BPA and other toxic plastics are one of the many reasons that you may be stuck with stubborn fat and cellulite. To get rid of them, you need a sound plan with specific diet and  exercise recommendations designed to optimize your hormones.

Plastic bottles are not sustainable, no matter what we’ve been told.

Using vast quantities of fossil fuels and water, these bottles are manufactured, filled, and shipped around the globe. (Not a good carbon footprint!) Neither are bottles biodegradable in any meaningful way: what you drink in a few minutes can stick around for a thousand years.

Even with recycling efforts, 6 out of 7 plastic bottles consumed in the U.S. are “downcycled”—sent somewhere out of sight and out of mind where, for the next millennia, toxins from degrading plastic containers can leach into watersheds and soil. That’s just not something we need to give to global neighbors and future generations.

In other words, no plastic is completely safe for use, and can potentially affect your estrogen hormone and slow your weight loss down.

 THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW:

• Use a stainless steel or glass bottle instead of plastic
• Use glass or stainless steel containers to store food
• Remove plastic from your kitchen as much as possible

This information isn’t meant to “scare” you. It’s meant to educate you so you know what to do, if you decide to make a change in your lifestyle —or if you know someone who needs help. Please always feel free to pass it on to help others!

Sources:
webmd.com
bni-balham
bodyrock
mindbodygreen

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