My goal for the “No-Can-Ber” challenge is that it will help families take important steps towards avoiding BPA, in hopes they will see how easy it is to make the switch and continue eating can-free as a healthy lifestyle change.
Plantation, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
Starting on November 1 this year, Wild Mint, a company that promotes toxin-free and earth friendly living through healthier lifestyle choices, is hosting its second annual “No-Can-Ber” challenge on its website, WildMintShop.com. The company created the event in 2012 as a way to spread awareness about the toxic chemical, bisphenol-A (BPA) in canned foods, and hopes to again inspire others to “ditch the cans” and make positive changes.
Wild Mint named the challenge "No-Can-Ber" to highlight the invaluable benefits of going totally can-free with meals. While fresh and frozen foods also provide more nutrients than canned and processed ones, the company gives another powerful reason to ban the cans: BPA. The chemical BPA, which can leach into people’s food or drink and disrupt hormones in the body, is present in the epoxy lining of many metal food cans. And according to old and recent studies, can cause disruption in the body potentially leading to various health concerns.
While a new study by the Breast Cancer Fund (Disrupted Development, September 2013, Breast Cancer Fund) shows BPA is particularly harmful to a growing fetus within the first 11 weeks of pregnancy, other people can also suffer consequences from exposure to the toxin. Research has shown that traces of BPA in humans can lead to infertility, susceptibility to breast and prostate cancer, early onset of puberty, diabetes, and heart disease.
“Although it’s difficult to completely avoid BPA in our daily lives,” says Wild Mint President, Hannah Helsabeck, “there are some actions people can take to help avoid exposure to the toxin. My goal for the “No-Can-Ber” challenge is that it will help families take important steps towards avoiding BPA, in hopes they will see how easy it is to make the switch and continue eating can-free as a healthy lifestyle change.”
Throughout the month of November, Wild Mint will share some of their favorite can-free recipes featuring fresh ingredients, as well as can-free recipes submitted by fans and food bloggers on their Facebook page and Twitter account. The company hopes this challenge will get more people interested and involved in the BPA-free health movement. Some typical canned foods that Wild Mint asks people to try to replace include: coconut milks, soups, meats, vegetables (including tomato paste and sauce), one-can meals (like pastas or raviolis), juices, fish, beans, replacement drinks, and fruit.
About Wild Mint
Wild Mint is dedicated to helping people live eco friendly, healthy and non-toxic lifestyles. Started by a mother of 6 in her quest to find safer alternatives to toxin-laden products, the company shares invaluable knowledge and resources on their website, http://www.wildmintshop.com. On a mission to positively influence people’s lives, Wild Mint is a one-stop source for trusted information and safer, more environmentally friendly products.