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Plastic With Your Coffee?

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Mmmmm… sounds good!

Or maybe not.

Hot liquids will cause chemicals from a Styrofoam or plastic cup to leach out. So unless you want chemicals along with your caffeine, it is best to choose another option.

Try one of these solutions:

* Use a paper cup
* Ask for a real mug if you are enjoying your coffee at the store
* Invest in a stainless steel (unlined) or ceramic travel mug

Before you buy a travel mug, look inside. Many mugs are ceramic or steel on the outside, but plastic on the inside.

Eliz Greene is the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Health. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.


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