I just saw this interesting post on Facebook from another blog (The Mommy Illuminati) about K-Cups and their potential danger to our health. So many of us, including myself, drink our morning coffee from the quick and easy K Cups but looks like those days must come to an end. We’ve all heard about the dangers of chemicals released from heated plastic, but it never crossed my mind that each time I use my Keurig I am heating the plastic K-cup with boiling water.
When I found out I was pregnant, I made a point to cut down my use of plastic products to decrease my risk of exposure to BPA. I got rid of all my plastic containers and bottles, replacing everything with glass. Looks like I’ll be getting rid of my Keurig now :-(. For all those mammas or mammas-to-be, start brewing your coffee fresh. If you do not want to get rid of your Keurig, you can get a reusable stainless steel K-cup. Another alternative to your quick morning coffee is using a french press or a single serve coffee maker.