13 Jun '18, 11pm

Why does canned fruit appear to be so much less health-promoting?

Why does canned fruit appear to be so much less health-promoting?

Food cans used to be soldered with lead compounds—so much so that people living off of canned food may have died from lead poisoning. Thankfully, this is no longer a problem in the United States. Lead contamination was one of the first priorities of the Food and Drug Administration back in 1906, before it was even called the FDA. Now that the lead is gone, though, are canned foods healthy? It depends primarily on what’s in the can. If it’s SPAM or another processed meat product, for instance, I’d probably pass. What about canned fruit? We know fruits and vegetables in general may help protect us from dying of cardiovascular disease, and, when it comes to preventing strokes, fruit may be even more protective. But does food processing affects this association? One study found that unprocessed produce, mostly apples and oranges, appeared superior to processed produce. But tha...

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