If you find yourself struggling to lose weight no matter what type of diet you’ve tried, it could your cookware that’s to blame!
Researchers from Harvard University have found that nonstick cookware is linked to weight gain.
perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals used to make products more stain-resistant, waterproof, or nonstick.
Researchers found that people with the highest levels of PFAS actually gained the most weight.
PFAS fall into the category of obesogens, or “endocrine disrupters,” which are chemical compounds that increase the fat cells you have, decrease the calories you burn and alter the way your body manages hunger.
Obesogens also cause the liver to become insulin resistant, the body must then produce more insulin to store energy, which causes an increased fat storage, which can lead to obesity.
So having more PFAS in the bloodstream causes a lower resting metabolic rate and burn fewer calories throughout the day; therefore leading to the build-up of fats.
Obesogen can also wreak havoc on the insulin and appetite-regulating hormones, fooling you into thinking you’re hungry, even if you are not.
So if you’ve been noticing a weight gain lately, maybe you should be looking at more than just your diet but your cookware too.