This One Disadvantage to Using Coffee Pods Could Be Hazardous to Your Health
Nutrition researchers are looking at whether or not the use of coffee pods — most commonly known by their brand name “K-Cups” — are releasing “estrogenic chemicals” from the plastic they come in.

Food blog “Eat This, Not That” spoke with the study’s lead researcher who said that these plastic pods could disrupt the body’s hormone regulation.

While it’s not the first time that plastic. After all, BPA, a weak syntethic estrogen found in several rigid plastics, is probably the most controversial. As a spring issue of Mother Jones in 2014 reported, some of those “asthma, cancer, infertility, low sperm count, genital deformity, heart disease, liver problems, and ADHD” have been linked to BPA use.

However, it’s important to note that it’s not yet clear how much plastic additives are being linked. And at this time, there is no public health concerns linked to coffee pods.

Still, we’d advise using reusable steel pods if usable — or best of all, brewing your own coffee.
Written by Peter Valencia
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