Science

What’s the Deal with BPA?

And why am I seeing "BPA-free" stickers everywhere?

What is it?

BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical that is often used in plastics to make them clear and strong. It is also in epoxy resins that can line water pipes and food cans, and is used in receipt paper. Although BPA is the most well-known bisphenol, there are dozens of other bisphenols (often called BPA replacements) out there that are chemically similar to BPA. Many of them are used in the same way that BPA is and have very similar health effects. A common replacement is bisphenol S, or BPS.

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Science

Is BPA-Free Good Enough?

You probably already guessed by the title…

Let's get right to the point, while BPA-free is a great step forward and shows how customers can call for big commercial and policy change, BPA-free isn't always quite what it seems.

If you want a little refresher about what BPA is and how it can affect your health, read our article about what BPA is first.

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Food

Why Frozen Foods are Better than Canned

Take a look around next time you are picking up some ice cream

When you are looking for ways to keep fruits and veggies on hand, sometimes fresh isn't always an option. Whether the thing you want is out of season or you just aren't sure when you will get around to using it, canned and frozen are simple ways to always have a healthy option on hand. But, we're here to tell you if you are between the two you should start choosing frozen - every time.

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