Cooking your food with an air fryer has many advantages. Some of these advantages are less known than others.
For example, everyone knows that with an air fryer you can fry food without using any oil, but fewer know that an air fryer helps you expose yourself and your family to harmful chemicals like PFOA.
Everyone knows that cooking with an air fryer is easier than other methods, but fewer know that with an air fryer, you can also avoid any contact of your food with BPA.
According to webmd, more than 90% of us have BPA in our bodies which is not at all good for our health. As such cooking food consumed in air fryers can be a saviour!
In this article, in particular, we’d like to focus on BPA so that you can learn the importance of avoiding any contact of your food with it.
- BPA stands for Bisphenol-A, and it is an industrial chemical used in plastics manufacturing.
- BPA is also used to make containers leak-proof.
- Consuming BPA can cause various health issues and is dangerous for our health.
What Is BPA?
BPA stands for Bisphenol-A, and it is an industrial chemical used in plastics manufacturing and also added to many products, including food containers or kitchen tools.
Since the ’60, this has been widely used because of its waterproof properties: it makes foods or drink containers leak-proof. So, what’s the problem with this chemical? 1
Why Is BPA Risky?
Bisphenol-A is so risky because we end up eating it! In particular, when the container coated with this chemical is exposed to heat (because, for example, you put some hot food or drink in it), small quantities of BPA detach from the container’s surface and end up in our mouth and organism.
In fact, Bisphenol-A exposure is so widespread that experts suggest that most people over the age of 6 have measurable amounts of BPA in their urine.
Can BPA Cause Health Issues?
The fact that we end up eating BPA is bad because BPA can cause health issues. Researchers have found that Bisphenol-A ingestion is linked to some health issues.
Bisphenol-A seems to mimic the function of the hormone estrogen: BPA can bind to estrogen receptors and affect body processes like growth, fetal development, energy levels, and even reproduction. 2
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Ways to limit Your Exposure to BPA?
The first thing we should all start doing is stop using plastic containers and tools.
We should stop using, for example, plastic water bottles or cans, and we should stop purchasing disposable tools.
When we can, we should cook our food at home, and this is where kitchen tools like an air fryer can come in handy. With an air fryer, you can turn on the device, and it’ll do anything on its own.
The fact that you can cook the food in the healthiest way only enhances the advantages. 3
Now that you are aware of what Bisphenol-A is, it’ll be easier for you to limit your exposure to it.
It’s also important to remind that when we limit our plastic consumption, we are also being beneficial to the environment.
When you limit the amount of plastic in your life, you have a win-win situation, from any point of view: money, health, and the environment.
How long does it take our bodies to get rid of BPA?
Our liver metabolises the chemical realesed and is released by the body via urine within 24 hours usually.
What all products contain BPA?
Many paper and plastic products contain BPA. This includes:
- Canned food
- Plastic containers
- CDs and DVDs, among many others 1
What are the symptoms of BPA?
The effects of BPA can be seen in children most commonly as they may develop ADHD syndrome.
It can also cause anxiety, heart disease, early puberty, and infertility issues in adults & teenagers.
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