Why replace plastic lunch box for glass pot can help you lose weight?

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The habit of changing lunch in self-service restaurants for lunch boxes at work is becoming more common among people who wish to maintain a healthy diet and lose weight. In addition to learning important tips on how to keep the most fresh and well sanitize containers worth knowing to replace the glass by plastic pot it is still an effective alternative for those who want to lose weight.

The big secret can be described in just three little letters: BPA. Also known as bisphenol A, the substance present in plastic containers has been the subject of prohibition by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), which, in 2011, came to prohibit the marketing of baby bottles with BPA in its composition.

It's not only children who may suffer from the effects of the chemical, as it is also the basis for the production of plastic utensils that have polycarbonate in its composition and even the traditional plastic film that you use at home.

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According to experts, bisphenol A is unstable and can contaminate food with a simple change in temperature, such as by placing it in the refrigerator or in the microwave. So, carry your lunch box in plastic containers can compromise your health and your diet.

In the human body, BPA behaves like estrogen, the female hormone, interfering with the operation of some glands and hormone production. Studies also indicate that the substance is related to the emergence of breast and prostate cancer, and weight gain, as it has effect of increasing the appetite, especially for sweet foods.

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