Monday, October 4, 2010

Canned good Convenience - At what cost?

We live in a world where convenience, not health, dictates our grocery shopping choices. In the short run, it may appear that cannned foods are both easier and more cost friendly than fresh produce options. We often think that canned veggies are better than no veggies at all. Think again!

Consider this:

BPA (Bisphenol-A) is an industrial chemical used to make liners for food and beverage cans.

BPA has been strongly linked to disruptions in the endocrine (hormonal) system.

We can all agree than canned food provides long term storage, survives external contamination and also provides a back up in the event of a food shortage. However, the majority of cans (Even those marked USDA Organic) contain dangerous BPA. With this in mind, it`s questionable whether canned goods are worth storing at all.

A 2008 article ( featured only two companies that could confirm that their cans do not contain BPA. One company, Eden Foods, has been in the organic business for 40 years now. Eden confirms on their web site that they do not use BPA in their canned beans.




Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda

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