Did you know that some chemicals you consume can cause for early menopause? Perflourocarbons (PFCs) were studied at the University of West Virginia School of Medicine. Women who had higher levels of PFCs were up to 40 percent more likely to enter menopause at an earlier age than those with lower levels. Additional evidence has linked PFCs with elevated cholesterol and weakening the immune system. What to do?
- Use stainless steel cookware versus the non-stick. If you do cook with non-stick cookware cook at a lower heat to avoid releasing toxic fumes.
- Fatty fast foods are typically wrapped in packaging treated with PFCs to repel grease. Opt for the lower fat options if possible.
- Microwave popcorn bags are also typically coated with PFCs as well. Pop your own and season with your choice of seasonings, such as chili powder, cinnamon, grated cheese.