Canned tomatoes are bad for you says the scientists
October 29, 2009 3:12am CST
13 Nov 09
Really ? I never knew that ? I really like eating Tomatoes, and of course tomatoe sauce. Maybe the tomotoes aren't bad but the chemcials proventing them from become bad are the source of bad health. Yikes ! I don't like the sound of heart disease and diabetes so I'll avoid that at all costs.
• United States
10 Nov 09
It certainly makes sense that there may be some health risk from eating canned tomato products. I have noticed that most of the canned tomatoes and tomato purees and pastes that I buy are in a can with a white lining on the inside. I wonder if that white lining provides any protection from the toxic part of the can. I have also noticed over the past several years, many foods that used to be sold in glass jars and bottles are increasingly being sold in plastic jars and bottles instead. This is a change in the wrong direction and it makes me frustrated with the food companies. I prefer pasta sauce, vinegar, and other foods that are acidic to be stored in glass. When given the option, I will choose glass over plastic even if it costs a bit more. It's a shame that glass is being used less and less. It is the safest method for storing acidic foods and beverages in my opinion.
• United States
2 Nov 09
You also have to keep in mind that anything in a can will gain some of the aluminum from the can itself, causing toxicity in the human body over time. Glass is always better than canned in terms of storing food, as the aluminum can seep out into both the food and the water it is soaked in. Something else that has aluminum that people rarely know about is commercial deodorants. Your best bet to keep your body safe from the aluminum ingredient in that is to buy organic/natural deodorants or use something else entirely. I'd recommend staying away from canned foods as much as possible. Not only can it contaminate you with aluminum poisoning, the water that the product is soaked in tends to seep out most of the nutrients from the food itself (and you hardly ever use the water that is contained in cans, most recipes call to drain the water in cans), so you end up getting a hollow shell of a food compared to the nutrients and phytochemicals you should be getting in the food. You also need to be careful of your meat and dairy intake...hormones and chemicals given to animals to grow and produce milk, eggs, and muscle for meat does pass on to humans after consumption. For example: mad cow disease. The most dangerous chemicals and internal body ailments come from the side effects of eating animal products, so definitely check the sources of your meat and dairy if you eat it. Make sure the slaughterhouses that process the products you are buying are up to par on government regulations, since most rarely are. Something I always do to fruits and veggies (fresh ones) is use a veggie wash spray that specifically works to get off the fruit wax and any pesticides used on the fruits to protect them while they grow. I buy organic when it's most necessary, but it's usually a big price hike. Good luck!