Take a look inside your pantry.
Any cans of food in there?
Maybe some corn, or peas, or green beans?
For years, canned foods were thought to be a healthy, easy way to serve up vegetables for dinner.
After all, many canned vegetables retain their nutrient content.
But could those “healthy” vegetables actually harm your health?
Non-perishable foods, and especially canned foods, can be a source of chemicals and other harmful ingredients.
Most people know canned foods are loaded with salt and sugar for taste… and chemical preservatives to keep them shelf-stable for a few years.
But what about the dangers not on the label?
Threats you can’t see, but can wreak havoc on your body.
Like BPA, or bisphenol-A, a chemical that’s often used in food packaging, including the lining of cans.
Research has found that the BPA in lining of canned food can leech into the food itself.
In fact, one study looked at 78 different canned foods and found detectable levels of BPA in 71 of them.
That’s over 90%!
Eating canned food is a leading cause of BPA exposure.
And the harm?
BPA has been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and problems “down there” for men.
That’s just not a risk I’m willing to take.
Another hidden danger?
Canned foods that have been inadequately or improperly processed are at risk of developing a dangerous form of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum.
This bacterium creates a deadly toxin called botulinum, which can’t be detected by sight, smell, or taste.
In other words, this form of bacteria leads to botulism.
While extremely rare, the toxin can affect your nerves, paralyze you, and even cause death.
I’m sure many of you have some cans stashed away in the event of an emergency.
Some cans of this and that, just in case the power goes out and you need to quickly put some food on the table for your family.
When we moved to Florida, I replaced all the cans in our hurricane survival stash with 4Patriots Survival Food.
This food is packaged in convenient resealable pouches… no cans here.
And, unlike cans that can go bad within a couple of years, 4Patriots Survival Food stays fresh for up to 25 years.
Having this survival food on hand has definitely given me peace of mind knowing Karen and I have food to eat… just in case a natural disaster heads our way.
Food is meant to nourish your body, not make you sick… or worse.
That’s why I opt for fresh or frozen vegetables over canned, and think you should too.