Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Did you know that glass jars and containers could help to improve your health?
Many people don’t even realize that glass jars and containers can be used for a wide range of purposes. For most people, the only reason they even have glass jars in their homes is because they bought pasta sauce or pickles from the grocery store or other items that are already pre-packaged.
There are so many ways you can repurpose glass jars and take advantage of the storage benefits, the health benefits and so much more.
Widespread concern over exposure to harmful chemicals that can be found in plastic is growing and many individuals are choosing to stay away from plastic entirely.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that is widely used in plastic products such as baby bottles, children’s toys, the lining of most food and beverage cans, water bottles and more. Many studies on BPA have found that there is a link between BPA exposure and serious health problems including heart disease, diabetes, liver problems and developmental problems in the brain and hormonal systems of children.
BPA is so prevalent in many of the products we encounter on a daily basis so it is nearly impossible to completely eliminate exposure to the harmful chemical, but there are ways to limit exposure to BPA by making a few habit changes and taking simple precautions.
One major way to eliminate your exposure to BPA and the risks associated with the chemical is to take advantage of glass jars for food storage, canning your own foods and preparing your meals in glass jars and containers.
Interested in learning more about how glass jars can improve your health?
Read on for more tips and tricks that show how you can improve your health and your overall lifestyle by using glass jars.
One of the main benefits of using glass jars also happens to be one of the main uses of the product. When you go to the grocery store you will find that many food items are already either canned or stored in glass jars. Things like pasta sauce, pickles, fruit jams and jellies, peanut butter and other spreads, juices, honey, coffee and many other items are sold in glass jars. Buying these products in glass jars as opposed to plastic is one way to help improve your health and reduce your exposure to plastic.
Canning food in glass jars also has serious health benefits and canning is a growing trend that is quickly gaining popularity. Individuals who can their own food always have seasonal produce and food that is fresh, tasty and is ultimately cheaper.
Glass jars also won’t absorb food colors or smells and they won’t allow any chemicals to leak into the food. Plastic is a porous material and when food is stored in plastic the container will absorb the color and the odor of the food. Plastic also leaks chemicals when it is heated that are then absorbed by your food.
Using glass jars for food storage is another great way to reduce exposure to plastic as well as to help keep your pantry organized. You can store anything in glass jars.
Cereal, rice, coffee, sugar, juice, baking soda, dried fruits and vegetables, jams, salt and anything else you can think of. You can also prepare food in your glass jars to make speedy meals. Salads, oatmeal and other dishes are perfectly prepared in glass jars and you can even serve them in the jar!
Glass jars can improve your personal health, but they can also positively affect the health of the environment.
Glass is one of the easiest materials to recycle (way easier than plastic) and the best way to practice eco-friendliness. More than 80% of recycled glass makes it back to the market in some way and recycled glass uses less energy than manufacturing new glass.
Recycled glass is in no way lower quality than a new glass product and no toxins are produced during the recycling process.
Using glassware can also save you money over time. Sure the initial cost of investing in good quality glass jars may be higher than plastic, but glass lasts longer and can be reused many times so you end up saving money in the long run. If you are also canning your own food then you will also be saving money on produce and on food costs since you will be buying food that is in season and cheaper.
Replacing your plastic food and storage containers with glass jars will not only improve your overall health but you will also save money on containers, on produce and you will be more environmentally friendly.
If you are interested in learning more about glass jars and their multi-purpose functions make sure to connect with the experts at Packaging Options Direct.
We would love to share the many benefits of glass jars and help you find the perfect containers for your needs. Contact us today!