Overwhelming amounts of data worldwide show the same global trend: Men’s testosterone is lower than it should be. Constant stress, lack of sleep, hectic lifestyles, pollution and a ton of other reasons are suspected to be the cause. the good thing is that most of it is withing ones control. It IS possible to get your testosterone up to a high, natural, healthy level by implementing easy changes. One easy change to make is to take a hard look at your nutrition (trying intermittent fasting, eating more cholesterol and less sugar will help), but also the packaging and storage of your food. Did you know that most canned food has testosterone-lowering substances on the inside of the cans? Another enemy of testosterone are certain types of plastic – and that’s what this post is about.
During the last year I’ve become increasingly alarmed about the amount of plastic that comes in contact with your food on a daily basis. Apparently, many kinds of plastic contain substances that alter your hormone levels. More precisely, they increase the levels of estrogen and if you happen to be a human of the male kind – this is bad news for your testosterone. Coincidence or not, I’ve been seeing this mentioned in more and more scientifically credible places and just last week while reading “Testosterone I/O – how to naturally increase your testosterone” by Christoper walker PhD, I saw it again. The most common substance is bisphenol A a.k.a BPA, and is found in more objects than you suspect. The web is CHALK FULL of info about this topic, but here is a useful link to start you off: https://www.anabolicmen.com/plastic-testosterone/
That was it! If these substances somehow had any possibility of lowering my hormone levels, I wasn’t going to take any chances. During the next week I consciously made an effort to observe just how much my food and beverages were in contact with any kind of plastic. The results shocked me! FAR more contact than I imagined. I store my food in plastic containers. I shake my protein in a plastic shaker. I drink my daily water out of a plastic pitcher. On and on..
Therefore, I have made it my mission to eliminate as much as I can the amount of plastic that comes in direct contact with my food and beverages. Luckily, there are a lot of good options! This is what I chose to change during my first week:
Plastic measuring cups. Sayonara.. Say hello to Mr. stainless quality steel!
Really looking forward to eliminating all that plastic. I’ve already made up my mind what object will be cut next week 🙂
How about your kitchen? Can you also do some plastic detoxing to save your hormone levels?