Throw out your canned peaches, canned pineapples, and cocktail cherries. Because a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health showed that canned fruit consumption is linked to 17% higher risk of death from any cause.
While fresh and dried fruit is linked to a 10% lower risk of death.
They got their result from a 7 year study of eating habits of 65,000 adults in the UK. While there’s much to learn about why this happens…
One theory is the high-fructose corn syrup that the fruit is floating in. This is linked to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and even type-II diabetes.
Of course more studies have to be done to understand why this happens. Maybe it’s the BPA plastic packaging, refined sugars, or other toxic materials.
What you should eat instead:
It’s pretty obvious that fresh fruit is better than canned fruit any day of the week. Even frozen fruit (as long as no sugar is added) have the same nutrients as fresh fruit.
Bottom line: Stay away from canned fruit or food for that matter.
5. Condensed Milk
Apart from the added sugars, condensed milk contained an ingredient called carrageenan. Which is added to improve mouthfeel.
Carrageenan itself and the resulting products have been shown to cause inflammation, bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and arteriosclerosis.
Which stems from digestive distress in the gut.
And this ingredient can be found in many dairy products as well like ice cream, chocolate milk, whipped cream, yogurt, cheese and low-fat deli meats.