- With the right ingredients, even pizza can help you attain your health goals in the new year. To create a healthier pizza option the whole family can enjoy, swap out the standard crust for a cauliflower-based version to cut down on carbs without sacrificing flavor.
Just because a product is natural, green or organic doesn’t mean it doesn’t have risks. They are still made up of chemicals, just ones produced by nature instead of humans. But nature produces plenty of chemicals that can harm us if we’re exposed to too much of them.
Often, natural ingredients are no different than synthetic ones in how they work or what risks they pose. In fact, a synthetic substance that mimics a natural one can sometimes provide a purer ingredient that can make a product safer for use.
Some tips on how to prevent exposure to chemicals in the home, whether they are natural or not, include:
The Chemicals Management Plan is a Government of Canada initiative aimed at reducing the risks posed by chemicals to our health and the environment.
As part of the plan, Health Canada has launched the Healthy Home campaign to provide people with easy-to-understand and useful tips to properly manage chemicals and other environmental hazards around the home.
Find more info at canada.ca/healthy-home.