While waiting for your Atlanta home water delivery, you may have reached over to grab a plastic bottle of water. But did you know bottled water may be the reason you can’t lose weight?
This isn’t as crazy as it sounds, with many plastic water bottles being made from “endocrine disruptors”, which essentially prevent you from losing weight. These chemicals have been dubbed “obesogens” and are commonly found in plastic bottles and containers. These chemicals can migrate into your foods and liquids, causing your bottled water to be contaminated by them. Keep reading to see if this might be the culprit keeping you from reaching your weight loss goals.
Ongoing Research for Bottled Water
The White House’s task force for childhood obesity was originally tackling obesogens back in 2010, conducting research to the tune of $20 million. However, the government seems to have stalled on this issue, with the current EPA fact sheet on bottled water containing information that dates back to 2005. This makes it too dated to be relevant or reliable in a modern context. It seems that the risks of these endocrine disruptors are being overlooked.
Recent findings, however, suggest that obesogens found in plastic water bottles promote adipogenesis, a phenomenon by which fat accumulates in the body, causing additional weight gain. These chemicals disrupt your metabolism and bind to estrogen receptors in the body, causing it to store more fat than it needs.
Big risks for bottled water
Approximately 50 billion plastic bottles are used in the U.S. every year. If these scientific findings regarding obesogens are true, then the vast majority of the population has already been exposed to them for a number of years at this point.
Over 70% of U.S. adults are overweight, while 38% are considered obese. In addition, around 20% of children are obese as well, an alarming statistic that only continues to grow. Although plastic bottles alone cannot be blamed for the obesity crisis, it is possible that the epidemic is being aggravated further by the careless use of plastic water bottles containing endocrine-disrupting contaminants.
Why You Need Atlanta Water Delivery in Glass
Here at Lipsey Water, our delivery service uses glass bottles which are safe for consumption, not containing any of the obesogen chemicals which these hazardous plastic bottles contain. Our pharmaceutical-grade glass bottles ensure there’s no chance of these contaminants making their way into your precious water.
If you’re ready to make the switch from plastic water bottles, contact Lipsey Water. You can sign up for a free, no-obligation, two-week trial to see if you like it. Once you sign up, we’ll set up a delivery schedule that makes the most sense for your home or office consumption. Get started today!