15 Things You Should Throw Away For Better Health
If you considering for a better health, here are 15 things you should throw away for better health.Try to implement it right away.
1) Air fresheners
Air fresheners contains harmful chemicals like phthalates used for fragrance to last longer. This has very adverse effect on the body, instead of using air freshener eliminate the reason causing smell in the room.
2) Antibacterial soap
This is the other thing you should throw away. Antibacterial soap has ingredient triclosan that alters the hormone and also may contribute to antibiotic resistance.
3) Diet soda
Yes you need to throw that diet soda away. Why? Well diet soda contains non-caloric sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose and aspartame messes with gut bacteria affecting your healthy mechanism. You can’t take chances with your health.
4) Frayed toothbrush
Change your toothbrush after every two or two half month. When you regularly brush your teeth which is a good habit, your brush bristles starts to fray (wear and tear), and a frayed brush can never be effective in cleaning teeth fighting of decay.
5) Leftovers in fridge
Fridge is used to keep perishable food for a little longer, but it is found most people keep items in it and forget about it. Even though in fridge this food item turns harmful for your health. Don’t eat them just throw away and say yourself.
Antiperspirants contains aluminium based compounds with other chemicals. These compounds get absorbed by our sweat glands. This can be dangerous for long term use causing skin cancer. Only use aluminium free antiperspirant, and if possible don’t use any chemical based antiperspirant.
7) Cleaning products
Also you would find cleaning products contain chemical ingredients phthalates and chemical surfactants. Avoid using them instead use baking soda, lemon, vinegar or hot water to keep your home toxin free.
8) Old plastic containers
Older plastic may contain BPA or MPH which may leech out of the plastic and get mix with thy eatery in little heat or even warming them in microwave oven. This could be lethal for you and may cause irreversible damages to your organs.
9) Worn out shoes
If you are a regular jogger or an athlete you may need to change your shoes after every three months. Check it’s sole if cushioning has become less, then impact absorbing capacity of shoes goes down which may result in transmitting more impact force to muscles, bones, and tendons pushing you at higher risk of injuries. If you only walk and barely run try replacing your shoes every six month.
10) Clothes you don’t wear anymore
Peek in your closet, see which clothes you don’t wear anymore. Most people who might have loose or gained weight keep their cloths around in case they can wear it again someday. Seeing these every day brings on anxiety.
11) Dirty contact lens case
Never mess with your eyes, wearing dirty lens or dirty lens can case cause eye infection. Even if you keep it clean over the time a grimy biofilm builds up on the surface that’ attracts dirt and germs. This could get serious eye infection like a corneal ulcer, try replacing lens case every three month.
12) Stale spices
Stale spice generally don’t make you sick, but they also don’t have any flavour for which they are known. Eating food with such stale spices will make you feel uncomfortable.
13) Old lip gloss
When you use lip gloss it collects a lot of bacteria, as long lip gloss tube lasts bacteria grow more. This increases your chance of infection around cut or crack on the skin of your lips. You must throw it and not use if lip gloss is lying for a long time with you.
14) Kitchen sponge
Sponge we use for wiping and cleaning in the kitchen collects more germs from the dirty utensils or stove. On sponge microbes multiply at room temperature, don’t use sponge, go for a clean cloth every day after using which you wash in laundry.
15) Plastic cutting boards
Replace your plastic cutting board with the wooden cutting boards, because when you cut and slice on plastic cutting board it scratches the surface. These scratched surface provides a suitable spot for bacteria grow which is quite difficult to get rid of. But in the case of wooden cutting board, wood contains resin which is antimicrobial.