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Top Ten Worst Canned Foods You Can Buy
Some soups tend to pose as healthy, but hide a great deal of sodium, preservatives, and — in the case of many cream-based soups — fats. Look for soups that contain no more than 350 milligrams of sodium, and as a general rule, look for soups with as few ingredients as possible and at least 5 grams of protein.
Not only does the canning process reduce the amount of water soluble vitamin C and B in fruits, but canning a fruit also involves the removal of its skin, which holds vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. Canned fruits also come with heavy amounts of syrup, which contains far more carbohydrates and sugars than vitamin C.
Just like fruits, vegetables also lose many of their nutrients when skinned and canned, but especially when canned with brine. While it may give the vegetables a nice savory taste, brine strips the food of phenolic compounds and is packed with high amounts of sodium, which is a big contributor to many health defects.
Corned Beef
Preserved traditionally with large amounts of rock salt, this processed meat contains an unhealthy amount of sodium, in addition to heavy amounts of brine. Much like other processed meats such as sausage and bacon, corned beef is actually considered carcinogenic when consumed in high amounts.
Pre-Cooked Pasta
While some homemade pastas include sauces with many healthy nutrients such as vitamins K and C, potassium, and antioxidants, canned pastas will instead use sauces with high amounts of sugars and sodium. Heavy consumption of these additions can often lead to high blood pressure and kidney problems.