Warning: THESE Food Containers Cause Diabetes?
How they contribute to insulin resistance
The more we learn about type 2 diabetes, the more it becomes clear that there’s more to it than your diet.
For example, we know that a disrupted circadian rhythm and inactivity can lead to problems with insulin sensitivity.
But there’s another factor that increases your risk of insulin resistance and ultimately type 2 diabetes.
It’s not what you’re eating—or even when you’re eating—but the container your food comes in.
BPA (or bisphenol-A) is a chemical that is used to make plastics and resins that is added to a variety of commercial products, ranging from food containers to hygiene products.
If you’re eating food that comes in a can or plastic container, chances are good that it has trace amounts of BPA in it.
And that’s TERRIBLE news for your health because BPA is one of the most harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals out there.
Research has shown links between BPA and increased blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and even type 2 diabetes.
In a recent study, researchers evaluated 400 people with and without type 2 diabetes.
They found that BPA exposure was connected to insulin resistance in multiple ways, including contributing to oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation, and inflammation.
There were significant negative associations between BPA exposure and two of your body’s most significant antioxidants: glutathione and superoxide dismutase.
Both are on the front line in the fight against damaging oxidative stress, which happens to be an underlying factor in insulin resistance.
They also concluded that exposure to BPA increased inflammation by provoking inflammatory mediators like C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). Inflammation is another major underlying factor in insulin resistance.
Overall, they saw a significant correlation between BPA levels in the participants’ urine and various parameters of glycemic control, such as random blood glucose (RBC) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c).
Based on their findings, they concluded that diabetics were more prone to develop insulin resistance due to BPA exposure, compared to those without diabetes.
As the public is becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of BPA, companies are coming out with BPA-free containers.
It’s a good start, but there’s no guarantee that the chemical they’re using to replace BPA is any safer.
Your best bet is to stick to food that doesn’t come in a container… like the kind in the produce aisle or meat department.
Or better yet, the kind that comes from your personal garden or local farmer.
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