An Office professional , was finding himself with an upset stomach every night. While normal medical check ups revealed nothing wrong in him, deeper probes revealed the reason – his stomach was collecting significant amounts of wax. And doctors identified the cause – the ordinary disposable paper cups he used for drinking his tea at his office canteen..
Disposable paper cups have become quite popular due to the convenience they offers. What many overlook is the fact that these paper cups are coated with a tiny layer of wax, which is essential to prevent water from seeping into the paper. When very hot liquids are poured into this cups, the wax coating is likely to disintegrate and a little may come off, which will promptly be sent along with the drink into our stomachs! While our body can discard minor amounts, over the long-term, it does become a problem.
So what can be done about it? You can try to bring your own glass cups. Glass is one of the least reactive materials in the world. Acids are stored in glass containers, blood samples are collected in glass test tubes. But glass does have the problem of breaking easily, so it requires good care. Ceramic cups are probably the best bet. Of course, you can also use your ordinary stainless steel glass, but try not to use disposable plastic ones daily over long periods.
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|source health magazine|