Preservatives Are Not Goode

Canned foods do not require preservatives. The canning process itself preserves the food until it is ready to be enjoyed. Take a look at the ingredient labels on foods such as canned beans, fruit, vegetables, and seafood. Often you will find three or fewer simple ingredients. So you can feel free to take advantage of the convenience and affordability of canned foods, knowing your family will enjoy great-tasting nutrition.

Canned beans are going to be more convenient and require less time and planning.  We know that beans contain B vitamins, plant protein, and fiber among other vitamins and minerals and they are relatively inexpensive.  Canned beans may be higher in sodium, but purchasing beans that are low sodium or no salt added will help.  Another tip: rinse canned foods for 1 minute to reduce sodium by nearly half.Using dry beans do require a little more time and planning ahead, 

While it’s extremely rare, canned foods that weren’t processed properly may contain dangerous bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. Consuming contaminated food can cause botulism, a serious illness that can lead to paralysis and death if left untreated.

If not cooked properly or eaten spoiled, beans can cause such symptoms as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, mild fever, weaknesses and other symptoms associated with food poisoning. Eating spoiled beans can also cause more serious health issues that require hospitalization.

Yes, when you opt for the no-salt-added, organic versions. Those two factors means it’s likely that the ingredient list will be simple and more straightforward than canned varieties that are heavily laden with sodium or swimming in a mysterious flavored sauce.

bean are good for the heart:Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition.

Beans may be among the most weight-loss-friendly foods you can eat. They’re high in both protein and fiber but low in calories. Protein and fiber are two of the most significant nutrients for weight loss ( 3 , 4 ). One study found that people on a high-fiber diet including beans experienced less hunger.

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