Instead of canned food...

I highly advise against buying any kind of canned food because of the dangerous levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) in all canned foods. BPA is a toxic plastics chemical known to cause many health problems including cancer. It has been outlawed in Canada and many European countries. See this report from the Environmental Working Group for more info. Click here for a May 2010 news release detailing the safety concerns of endocrine disrupting chemicals, such as BPA. 

“The strength and breadth of existing research on the negative effects of EDCs, including bisphenol A, warrants immediate action to reduce EDC exposure, particularly among the developing fetus and women of reproductive age,” said author Carlos Sonnenschein, MD, professor in the department of anatomy and cellular biology at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM).

Other sources of BPA you could be exposing yourself and your family to:

  • Dental Sealants
  • Receipts (if they're slippery feeling like they are walmart, target, sam's...they're coated w/ bpa.)
  • Children's toys
  • Hard, clear plastic food containers.
  • Soda/beer cans (bpa is found in almost ALL canned soft drinks)
A few items from my produce stash. 
Easy switch to make life healthier for you and your family... buy frozen, fresh or jarred fruits and vegetables. Beans are easy, soak overnight and cook for two hours on the stove or your crockpot if you work. I will cook a lot and then lay them out on a cookie sheet, freeze them and bag them and reheat them in about 10 minutes when I need them. I use a lot of jarred, organic tomato sauce instead of canned tomatoes. I buy frozen corn and broccoli in bulk at Sam's Club. It is not any harder to cook than canned. Throw on the stove in some water with salt and cook until tender. We have waterless cookware that whistles when it reaches a certain temp, which is nice for the amateur cook like myself. The nutritional value is much, much higher with frozen or fresh veggies too. Please toss out or donate your canned foods and move on to something healthier, you won't regret it. 

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