Over the past decades, the occurrence of obesity and other related diseases have intensified radically. Although there are many factors that lead people to obesity, health experts continue to search for possible management and medication for obesity. However, the obesity epidemic had become more complicated as the years passed by and more people continue to become obese due to uncontrollable factors. In this article, we will learn more on how to get rid or avoid of obesogens from the body.

The term “obesogens” was coined by Bruce Blumberg, a professor and biologist from University of California. Obesogens are ecological chemicals that can modify metabolism as well as storage and production of fats in the body. It can interrupt the body’s natural controls and normal development over metabolism. It is usually found in substances of industrial pollutants such as cosmetics, pesticides, food packages, and many plastics. It is believed that these products may be responsible in the increased of fat content in the body. Studies also show that obesogens can influence human fetuses and may contribute to additional fat cells. As this happens, human may lead to lifelong obesity as he or she continues to adulthood.

There are many ways on how to get rid of or avoid obesogens. Here is a list of ways that can help:

Purchase wild fish like salmon as it contains omega-3 fatty acids that are good for the heart.

Purchase meat products that are free from antibiotic and hormone.

Set up a filter that is granular activated carbon on your faucet. This will filter or remove chemicals from the water like atrazine.

Use water bottles that are free from bisphenol A (BPA) and are made of aluminum.

Maintain water bottles cool and do not microwave plastics as warm temperatures tend to increase BPA leaching.

Eat less canned goods and go for fresh or frozen foods instead.

If possible, get rid of your non-stick pans that use metal implement as this scratch the surface and discharge the chemicals.

Purchase meat products fresh from the butcher counter as these are wrapped in brown paper. Do not go for meat products that are prepackaged.

Omit the use of air fresheners instead use and open windows for fresh air. Try to use a vase with dried lavender.

Try to assess your kitchen for all products made from Styrofoam and plastic, and replace them with alternative that are non-plastic. Get rid of plastic cups and plastic reclosable containers and bags used for food storage. As replacements, you can use either aluminum or glass cups, or wax paper for food storage. Such products are more biodegradable alternative.

Buy only free-range and grass-fed meat products as hormones used in animal processing plants are essential source of obesogens. You can also go for organic food or other food products from farmers’ market or local food growers. In case you buy food items from groceries, avoid foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup.

Try to avoid materials that contain phthalate, as these are substances used in making plastics. Such substances are usually found in some shoes, raincoats, backpacks, and shower curtains.