Serious Dangers Of Eating Canned Foods

Serious Dangers Of Eating Canned Foods

Do you eat canned foods? How often do you eat canned foods? Are canned foods good for you? 

Is it bad to eat canned foods? There are many disadvantages of canned foods - especially if you eat canned foods everyday.

A large amount of foods that are sold in the supermarkets are canned, all of which poses harm to your health. Why eat canned foods and get exposed to danger, instead of going for natural foods which are free of preservatives and good for your health?

Most canned foods are likely to have BPA (bisphenol A) – a chemical known to cause breast cancer, reproductive problems, heart disease and other chronic health problems.

Cans have a special covering manufactured with this chemical. This harmful chemical accumulates in the body and its effects are dangerous. Eating canned foods has become a daily habit for many of us because of the ease of preparing for meal. BPA -when tested- kills rats in laboratories even at smaller portions. It causes hormone imbalances and a wide variety of health issues. You can opt for packaged foods in glass jars instead of canned ones.

What most people do not know is that most canned foods are put into aluminium cans, sealed, and then cooked, supposedly to retain freshness. But, in the end, the food certainly retains the aluminium free radicals available after heating and it leads the food contaminated. 

Aluminum accumulation in the body can cause dire memory issues like Alzheimer. Some people may actually believe that the plastic lining of the aluminium cans was used to prevent corrosion and the contamination of the food. But the factual truth is that most of the time, these plastic liners do not completely protect the food against aluminium since it can an leak when heated and even while they are sealed.

In addition, an extensive amount of sodium (salt) is used to keep the preservatives found in canned food fresh so that it can keep the food from rotting. These preservatives are much more harmful to not just healthy people, but to pregnant women, children, babies, elderly, or anyone that has a chronic disease.

Foods like pinto beans, tuna, fruit juice, or vegetables when canned could put your health at risk. Instead of canned foods, go for foods stored in glass jars. Do not consume fruits, vegetables, soups, or grains in cans.

Potential diseases that could be caused by consuming canned foods:

1. Cardiovascular disease (heart disease)

2. Kidney disease

3. Breast cancer

4. Obesity

5. Diabetes

6. Reproductive problems

7. Botulism (a rare, but serious illness caused by Clostridium botulinum. The germ is found in soil and can survive, grow, and produce toxin in a sealed canned food. This toxin can affect your nerves, paralyze you and even cause death. A small taste of food containing this toxin can be disastrous).

8. Skin and eye irritation

9. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea

10. Brain tumors

11. Asthma

12. Gastrointestinal problems

13. Adverse pregnancy outcomes, etc.

Canned foods to avoid:

1. Canned fruits and fruit juice

2. Canned vegetables and vegetable juice

3. Canned drinks

4. Canned soups

5. Canned fishes (like sardines, geisha etc.)

6. Pinto beans or canned baked beans

7. Corned beef

8. Canned sweet corn

9. Canned grains

10. Canned tomato sauce, etc.

Natural foods like the below mentioned ones should be prioritized:

1. Natural fruits and vegetables

2. Natural fruit juices and vegetable juice

3. Fresh fish

4. Kidney beans or cowpea

5. A well cooked soup

6. Whole grains

7. Well cooked tomato sauce

8. Natural drinks like zobo, kunu aya, almond milk, kunu drink, etc

9. Nuts like cashew, walnut, groundnut, or any other natural nuts

Conclusion: Any food stored in cans should be strictly avoided as it poses a lot of harm to your health. There are a whole lot of natural foods you can consume. Consuming these natural foods is the best as it contains the fresh nutrients you need. It is free from chemicals and other harmful substances that are used in processing and preservation of foods. Always have a nice combination of these natural foods in order to meet nutritional needs.

Stay safe and healthy.