Your health care provider has identified with you that you need life style management changes or you have identified you need to change and become more healthy
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This chemical is found in foods to help preserve and is linked to health risks which may affect the endocrine system and interfere with hormones in our body. This chemical may cause reproductive issues resulting in preterm delivery or fertility problems. Other health care issues may worsen with asthma, obesity, and behaviors.
The primary exposure to this chemical is from fast food consumption and frequent eating out and not preparing home foods. It may be found more in hamburger and meat sandwiches. Phthalates may lurk in processed and packaged foods.
Individuals that eat more whole foods rich in nutrition, fruits, vegetables and proteins with lower glucose (sugar) and lower salt will have less chance of pththalates. There is also less chance of contamination with phthalates when storing foods in steel or glass containers and not plastic.
It is also reported that easily accessible, low cost energy dense foods may lead to high calorie intake and weight gain. The alternative is to make more of our meals at home or look for alternative ways to eat whole foods not packaged.
Contributing to obesity is the lack of knowledge about products, lack of knowledge about reading labels, habitually making the same wrong choices.
Some suggestions are to color code our foods, to help individuals make choices, maybe we will see this in the future. I will keep you posted.
Epidemiology of obesity:
Cut down on the poor carbohydrates and sugar