Stainless Steel bottles for water, drinks and food are quite popular these days - and for good reason. Here's not one - but ten reasons why these bottles and containers are the healthiest option for you and the planet.
Buy Once, Re-Use Long Term
Americas use 1, 838 disposable cups every second! Stainless steel options are designed to replace throw-away items that populate land fills, oceans and other parts of our beautiful planet; you can feel great about choosing this clean, environmentally sound alternative. They're also cost efficient - high quality stainless steel bottles are crafted from thick, low gage stainless steel with a long-lasting durable weight. They’re virtually indestructible.
A Material Upgrade
Before stainless steel bottles burst onto the scene, typical water bottles were made from polycarbonate plastic or aluminum. These bottles are still on the market, but not the safest option. Plastic can leech toxic chemicals like BPA, and concerns about overexposure to aluminum are more prevalent in the modern era. There is no risk of exposure to BPA, phthalates, lead, or other harmful substances with 18/8, food-grade stainless steel.
BPA (Bisphenol A) is a chemical used to harden plastics. You can find it hiding in water bottles, the lining of canned foods and drinks, dental sealants - even cash register receipts! BPA is a xenoestrogen, defined as a synthetic, man-made chemical with the ability to increase estrogenic activity in the body. Simply put, these chemicals can alter the way our hormones are supposed to work. This toxin leeches into food and drinks, and the rate of leeching increases with heat. Stainless steel removes this potentially harmful chemical from the mix altogether. For an in-depth look at BPA, please see our blog post here.
There are numerous stainless steel offerings to pack your food. When you invest your time and money into pure healthy foods, the last thing you want is your storage container tainting it with chemicals. Stainless steel canisters are great for packing lunches, hiking or a lazy-day picnic.
The Magic’s in the Steel
High quality options are made from 18/8, food-grade stainless steel, an exceptional metal in strength and safety that contains no harmful toxins. It doesn’t need to be lined with plastic or epoxy like aluminum bottles, so you don’t have to worry about chemical exposue from a deteriorating interior.
Quality stainless steel doesn’t require a liner like aluminum bottles; liners are big reason why bottles retain old flavors and smells. 18/8 stainless steel is easy to keep clean, imparts no metallic taste, and does not absorb any flavors or bacteria. You can count on a fresh bottle after each cleaning.
100% Stainless Environment
Several companies have taken stainless steel bottles to the next level, offering 100% stainless steel threads (caps) to create a 100% stainless steel interior. This means ZERO chemical contact with the food or drink of your choice.
Portable and Convenient
Many stainless steel options offer convenient straps and clips to attach to your backpack and built-in finger loops for easy carrying. You can take these bottles anywhere - there are even insulated versions to pack hot soup or ice cold drinks. Take yours with you to exercise class or keep one at work - it will become your new favorite companion.
Set the Trend
Your eco-friendly lifestyle may impact others! Spark a new trend in those around you to choose sustainable materials that protect the health of our bodies and the planet. Small changes can facilitate big ones.
Something for Everyone
There’s a plethora of colors and styles to choose from when it comes to stainless steel drink and food-ware. Match your lifestyle and personality, or that of a loved one. Makes a great gift for any occasion - it truly is the gift that gives for years.
Interested in upgrading to stainless steel bottles? Browse these quality brands: