You won't believe what else could be making you fat
You know how all the wrong foods and drinks can make you fat.
But most folks don't realize that you could stick to a perfect diet and STILL struggle to lose weight.
In some cases, you might even gain it.
One reason for it isn't in something you're eating.
It's in the very air you're breathing!
The "dirty" truth about house dust is that it's not just dirt. It's often a mix of chemicals and pollutants both from inside and outside your home.
Now, the latest research reveals how common pollutants floating around in the air in your home right now could trigger the very process that causes weight gain.
Researchers from Duke University in North Carolina took special cells from mice called "preadipocytes," which can become fat cells in the right circumstances.
And, boy, did they find those circumstances!
They exposed those cells to 11 samples of dust -- not from a construction site, industrial complex, or even their own lab.
They went door-to-door and collected dust from typical American homes right there in North Carolina.
Only ONE of those 11 samples caused no reaction at all.
The rest did at least something -- and, in most cases, it was something not good for your health.
In seven of the samples, the dust caused precursor fat cells to transform into fully mature fat cells -- exactly the kind of cells that build up around your middle as you gain weight.
They're also the ones that stubbornly resist all your attempts to burn them off.
And that's not all that happened.
I'm sure you know a little something about triglycerides, dangerous blood fats you want to reduce as much as possible.
Instead, the fat cells exposed to the dust sucked up the triglycerides and stored them.
Nine of the samples even started to divide, which means they were making MORE fat cells.
And all this fat was being cranked out not because of bad food or sugary soda.
It was from house dust!
When the researchers examined just what was inside the dust, they found 44 different chemicals.
Most of them are bad for you in some way. But three of them -- a pesticide called pyraclostrobin, a flame-retardant chemical in furniture called tert-butylphenyldiphenyl phosphate, and the dibutyl phthalate used in plastics and solvents -- had the biggest effect on stimulating those fat cells.
Unfortunately, they're also three of the more common chemicals found in U.S. homes. So, odds are, they're hiding in your own house dust right now.
If you haven't given your home a good top-to-bottom cleaning recently, it's time. You just need three things: a surgical mask, cleaning cloths, and a white glove.
Put on the mask so you don't inhale... clean up good... and then do the "white glove test" to check your work.