According to a recent study, eating out may increase your exposure to phthalates due to the plastics used in packaging, preparation and storage. Packaged and processed foods eaten at home increase your exposure for the same reasons. Phthalates are a group of chemicals that are used as binding agents and make plastics flexible, they have been linked to many health issues, including cancer, neurological disorders, obesity and diabetes. The good news, eating fresh food prepared at home reduces your exposure to phthalates and you can replace your plastic containers and chopping boards with glass and wood. 

Pictured here are cress sprouts growing in a terra cotta sprouter which is made from food grade natural terracotta clay (no plastic!)