Many might think, canned foods contain fruits and vegetables. How can that be bad? Canned foods are very harmful. Period. Acidic foods such as tomatoes absorb more of the BPA from the lining. Here are some of the important reasons you should avoid canned foods at any cost.
1. Bisphenol (BPA)
BPA is a chemical that is used to coat the lining of cans and any food to keep them fresh. BPA has been linked to a myriad of health problems. One study has found an increase in hormonal imbalances/increase in behavior problems in school-age children whose mothers were exposed to BPA during the time of their pregnancy. One other study has suggested that there’s an increase in asthma/allergy in children who were exposed to BPA.
2. Nutrition level of the food.
The entire canning process reduces a level of Vitamins (Vitamin C and B) and fibers thus causing a reduction in nutrition value of the food.
3. Sugar, Salt, and Preservatives
Some of the canned foods may have high salt content which can cause heath risks for people with high blood pressure. More sugar in some of the canned foods can cause an increase in obesity, cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes.