SIMPLE TIP OF THE DAY:
AVOID CANNED FOODS!
Nearly ALL (And I mean nearly all) canned foods contain BPA in the lining of the can. This chemical leaches into the food and wreaks havoc on your body. BPA is linked to a LONG list of health issues including hormone disruption (it mimics estrogen in the body), cancer, and more. It leaches even faster in tomato products due to their acidity. Many canned goods tested were found to have levels of BPA thousands of times higher than the FDA recommended amounts. Harm has been shown in animal studies way below the allowed levels by the FDA…even trace amounts have shown harm, especially in fetuses and infant animals. BPA is suspected to create changes during development that can lead to increased risks of breast cancer and other cancers as well as other health issues. BPA is suspected to affect fertility, so if you are trying to conceive you want to avoid all canned foods.
Many companies are going “BPA FREE” which gets consumers excited about having safer products, but we are finding that they are replacing the BPA with equally toxic, less known chemicals like BPS, or are refusing to disclose what they are using at all. Companies like Campbells (yes the kids versions), Del Monte, and other large and small brands all use these toxic chemicals. Sad? Yes. Frustrating? Totally! But avoiding canned food is an easy way to reduce your toxic burden. Women trying to conceive, pregnant women and children need to be especially due diligent about avoiding these foods!
*Eden’s Organic Beans are the only brand that we know do not use these chemicals in their canned goods.