Due to our busy lifestyles,canned food has become enticing..With their long lifespan,inexpensive price tags,convenient cooking,canned food has become popular among so many people especially those that work long hours.But can you maintain a healthy diet and eat canned food??
The answer is maybe.The fact that foods are packaged in a can doesn't make them necessarily unhealthy. Its just that their are some things one needs to look out for before buying a canned food
Unlike fresh foods,canned foods are processed before being put in airtight containers to maximize their lifespan.Some canned foods retain minerals and vitamins after the processing.Vitamins A and C are destroyed during the processing.So,before buying canned foods,know the vitamins you are looking for.If its vitamin A and C,then I suggest you opt for fresh food produce.
Also,its not just about vitamins.Certain canned foods are lined with chemicals like Bisphenol-A(BPA).BPA has been linked to cancer.To be on a safer side,check the ingredients and make sure it is BPA free
Canned foods may also contain preservatives,sugar and sodium to give them long lifespan.If your goal is to eat clean,or you have some health problems that require you to eat less sugar or sodium,then some canned foods is off limit.Just check the ingredients before you buy them and make sure you can pronounce every preservative on that can.Ig their are preservatives ,words you can't pronounce on the can,its better to avoid it like a plaque.